Here is a preview of a few of the plants featured in the July garden blog. Douglas Justice ends the blog mentioning the huge variety of Old and New World salvias at the front entrance and Reception Centre patio, but of course, that's where I started. The salvia display is just beginning - two years ago Douglas wrote about the August salvias - August 2016 in the Garden - Salvia. Here is Salvia forsskaolii in the background, and I'm not sure what in the foreground - how about Salvia x sylvestris? In the water-wise display in the north garden is Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'. I think this is the correct spelling of the species name. Crocosmia was mentioned in the African garden. Here is Crocosmia 'Lucifer' on the entrance plaza. I asked everyone I could find to ask for the name of this plant, what I would call today's feature plant on the entrance plaza, and no-one knew. Finally at home, I decided to lookup Malvaceae, found the name Sidalcea, and found my posting of these from 2012: July 17, 2012 - features of the day, and more flowers. I see S. hendersonii as being planted in this location; at the time, @Eric La Fountaine wrote "The Sidalcea is one of two propagated from plants collected in Oregon. It came as either S. campestris or S. virgata (this one possibly a hybrid?). They are not labelled yet and I don't know which is which. Both accessions were planted at the entrance." There probably is a label by now, but it's hard to find these things. Was S. hendersonii the decision, or is there more than one species here? The first two photos were from last week.