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 15th, 2012

Unusual species and forms of conifers have been long sought after by collectors and landscapers. These woody, evergreen beauties are indispensable in any well designed landscape or rock garden.  And as far as rock gardeners are concerned, the smaller their mature size the better. My buddies Scott Skogerboe (head propagator of Ft. Collins Wholesale Nursery) […]

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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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