My garden's three Cedar Sages (Salvia roemeriana) came back strong this year, rising up from the ground and then throwing out stalks of brilliant red flowers beside the backyard path.
Then came last week's rains. And the Cedar Sages took an unfortunate bow.
I believe the same thing happened last year. Does this happen to your Cedar Sages?
There must be a trick to keeping them upright. I guess I need to be more proactive. Perhaps some type of bloom stakes or grow-through supports? Maybe etiquette lessons on proper posture?
And what to do post-collapse? Enjoy the brilliant, though vertically challenged, flowers? Snip them off and transfer them to a vase? I assume snipping will encourage additional blooms.
I guess I'll look at this as an opportunity to bring some fresh cut flowers inside the house...