In the late fall I decided to undertake a division of my salvia. The previous owners had planted six in front of the house. Three in a very straight line under one window, the other three were a mirror image, planted just as neatly below the opposite window. I’m not a symmetrical type of girl. Although I think grouping material is a great way to achieve a harmonious look, I try to avoid straight lines whenever possible. So those babies were divvied up and carefully distributed throughout my garden.
We took a sharp shovel and carefully dug up each plant to prepare it for chopping. With their established size, we were able to get five or so divisions per plant. Pretty economical huh? 6 original plants x 5 cuttings per plant =25. Talk about bang for your buck.
I’ve been hoping all winter that these little guys would make it through. Yesterday I was walking my baby through the yard, checking up on all my trees and shrubs when I came across one of my transplants with little baby leaves starting to emerge. I was thrilled! Hopefully my divisions paid off and I’ll be seeing more green salvia starts begin to leaf out in my garden.