The hummingbird garden at Rancocas Nature Center near Mt. Holly has maxed out. With frost rapidly approaching it is time to take cuttings. Anyone who wants to stop by is welcome to take cuttings now, but please don't mutilate the plants since the garden is peaking right now. Please email me to let me know if you are going, so I can let the center know.
The list of plants from which you can take cuttings:
Salvia Uliginosa, Salvia greggii Navaho Red, Salvia X Marachino, Salvia Microphylla San Carlos Festival, Salvia Microphylla Wild Watermelon, Salvia Guarantica Black & Blue, and Salvia X Indigo Spires.
All are effective hummingbird plants. Any cuttings taken at this time of year would have to be overwintered inside and not planted out until May. While some but not all of these plants are marinally hardy in southern Jersey, they would have enough time to grow a proper root system.