High Country Gardens on November 18th, 2011

Carpeting Pincushion Flower (Pterocephalus depressus)   Groundcovers are so important in the garden. They create the garden’s carpet and weave the various plants together into a more harmonious whole. They grow as a beautiful edge to flower beds, walkways and patios. They often provide both ornamental flowers and foliage to give them a very long […]

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High Country Gardens on November 11th, 2011

Ornamental grasses should be the highlight of any fall landscape. Few plants can provide so much beauty for so little effort. There are two types of ornamental grasses; warm season and cool season. Cool season grasses grow most actively in the fall and spring with flower spikes coming in late spring-early summer. Warm season grasses […]

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High Country Gardens on November 4th, 2011

This intriguing native plant has won me over.  I’ve been growing this wildflower in my front courtyard for the past three years and in my greenhouse stock beds for even longer.  I have watched it transform from gawky youngsters to mature beauties. This year, in spite of our grueling summer heat and drought, my three […]

Continue reading about The Silver Grace of Wooly Ironweed (Vernonia lindheimeri v. leucophylla)