BASICS: "Hummingbirds.....where is the person, I ask, who, on observing this glittering fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, admire, and turn his mind with reverence..." (J. J. Audubon).
This is a blog about my summer life at the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary, at my winter garden, Calypso, in the Bahamas, and aspects of life in general.
This private sanctuary is now permanently closed to the general public, as a result of a lawsuit brought by a neighbor. Only my friends and personal guests may visit (

Friday, July 25, 2014

Rosebud Salvia; first visiting slot posted

Rosebud salvia (S. involucrata) is a superb hummer plant, which I have in 2 forms" "Mulberry Jam", which is smaller, blooms earlier, and does not have the pink young stems of "Bethellii", which grows larger (and can become lanky) and takes longer to bloom. The latter will often survive the winter. Here's a young hummer enjoying "Bethellii" (wonder who Mr Bethel was, and if he was a hummingbird enthusiast).
Notice that we have started to post open "slots" (to the right of this post), times we will be open in august for visits by appointment. Many additional slot times will be posted in the coming days, so don't rush to request aug 1!

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