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Salvia Summit II – Following Up

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Salvia Summit II convened at The Huntington. Photo: Jennifer Jewell

Going to a horticultural conference is energizing. The day before I left to go to the Salvia Summit II in March at Huntington Botanical Gardens in Pasadena, I was invigorated by the idea of a journey, the idea of inspiration, and the idea of experiencing new perspectives, new places, and new people—all related to one of my deepest passions: plants. The morning I traveled to the three-day conference in Southern California, a good and gardening friend gave me a care package for the trip. In it she had placed a card saying, “May you wholly enjoy this wonderful immersion into salvias with your tribe.”

By “tribe” of course she meant that informal feeling of 
family one has with people of like minds and interests. People who speak your heart’s language.

A lush and floriferous Salvia coccinea, with a sculptural agave. Photo: Jennifer Jewell

I’ve attended quite a few botanical/horticultural conferences over the years, but never before had I been to a conference that focus...

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