High Country Gardens on March 29th, 2013

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High Country Gardens on February 25th, 2012

Ornamental Grasses Muhlenbergia emersleyi  El Toro™   (Bull Muhly or El Toro Muhly Grass) This large growing native is one of my favorite warm season grasses. Found growing in AZ, NM, west TX and northern MX, this grass is both very heat tolerant and winter hardy (USDA zone 6; -10° F).  In flower, El Toro™ stands […]

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High Country Gardens on February 3rd, 2012

Coreopsis integrifolia (Fringe Leaf Tickseed) A native species from the deep South, Fringe Leaf Tickseed  is a plant with exceptional potential.  And to add to its appeal, this is a very rare perennial plant in its southern Georgia /northern Florida habitat. It is just now finding its way into cultivation. The plant spreads slowly by […]

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High Country Gardens on December 2nd, 2011

  Kintzley’s Ghost ® Vining Honeysuckle (Lonicera reticulate ‘Kintzley’s Ghost’) Vines are so useful in our landscapes. They provide coverage for fences (especially unsightly ones) and make a wonderful trellis plant to cover walls and narrow upright spaces with attractive foliage and colorful flowers. Kintzley’s Ghost is a very unusual native vine that gives us […]

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David Salman on February 26th, 2010
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The Genus Penstemon; The Royalty of American Wildflowers

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The Genus Penstemon; The Royalty of American Wildflowers Recommended Varieties I have numerous favorites amongst the 300 or so species of Beardtongues. Admittedly, my favorites are well adapted to the high desert/intermountain region in which I garden. These plants all thrive in cold zone 6 […]

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David Salman on February 19th, 2010
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series The Genus Penstemon; The Royalty of American Wildflowers

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series The Genus Penstemon; The Royalty of American Wildflowers Overview of the Genus Penstemon, commonly known as Beardtongues are among our most beautiful and varied group of our North American wildflowers. Unique to North America, only one species of over 300 is found outside of our […]

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