Sunday, July 12, 2009

Salvia, Salvia, Save Me

The character named June gets this song - one I wrote in 2004 and put on YouTube in spring 2008. How could there be a musical play about gardening in Texas without at least one song that mentions deer? The genus Salvia deserves its own song - their non-sweet fragrance may keep them ranked as second rate for cut flowers inside but in the garden they guard and grow.

This song is not about the Salvia that's used for enhancing experiences or getting high...that's Salvia divinorum, and I don't think it has much landscape use in Central Texas. The Salvia species I sing about are garden plants like Salvia leucantha, greggii, coccinea and guaranitica.