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Plant Focus – Salvia Madeline - David Corscadden

With a weekend spent at Bloom comes a five day marathon of plants and plant purchases for crazed gardeners like myself! One of the first I bought for myself was a fantastic plant called Salvia Madeline.

As I was walking the Floral Marquee the first thing that attracted me to it was its great flowers. They are a vivid blue come purple colour with a white lip. The pure white lip makes the blue seem even more vibrant in comparison.

Having talked to the nursery owner earlier in the day about the plant I knew I needed it when I learnt that it is great at attracting bees into the garden. When I heard this I knew I wanted it for near my pond to attract as many bees into this part of the garden as I could.

With buying plants at Bloom comes the fun task of getting plants home. For me my means of transport was the bus so my salvia had a lovely bus trip home to Kildare on a double decker. I obviously picked a good plant to bring on a rush hour commute as I got a lot of compliments on it!

My Name is David Corscadden and I have just finished my degree in horticulture from UCD. I have a keen interest in wildlife friendly gardens or as I like to call them “Wild Gardens”. I have in the last year taken a u-turn in what I thought I would do after college. I have moved more in to the literature side of horticulture and plan to do a masters in journalism next year.

Source: Beyond The Wild Garden - Plant Focus – Salvia Madeline - David Corscadden