Wow! It worked. Check out the first in hopefully a series of "Ya Gotta Love This Plant" videos.
This intrepid yet camera-shy garden blogger has just ventured forth into the brave new world of video. It's been a steep learning curve since two days ago when I opened the Flip Video box. The journey from jiggly first shots to finished video has been quite the experience, mercifully filmed in the privacy of my own garden.
I have to hand credit to my son, Will Hayes, accomplished filmmaker and fun-engineer for giving me a leg-up on creating and editing with this medium. Watching him shoot and edit our Master Gardener garden tour video was educational to say the least.
As for the subject of the video...I'm often asked if I have a favorite plant. While I don't have one favorite, this one is always in my top ten. When all other annuals have faded, you can count on Salvia "Black and Blue" to look fresh until the final frost.
Even though summer is gone, make a note to get this plant in your garden next year. Don't let the Latin scare you, Salvia Guaranitica should be on your shopping list whenever you seek plants for good looks and great habitat.
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I look forward to your comments and feedback. A few questions to consider..
- Do you watch garden videos?
- Are they useful to you?
- What do you like to see included?
- What subjects would you like to see?