High Country Gardens on January 17th, 2014

Bulbs provide gardeners with a quick and generally inexpensive way to add color to our gardens and landscapes.  There are two groups of bulbs we use throughout much of the United States; Fall planted bulbs that bloom from early spring to early summer (Daffodils, Tulips, Allium, Muscari, Crocus and many others) Spring planted bulbs that […]

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David Salman on January 10th, 2014

I’ve always been fascinated by seeds.  The fact that plants can create little dormant pieces of themselves to broadcast out into the world to germinate is quite marvelous.  Even more amazing, is how long some seeds can survive before being given the chance to sprout. There have been discoveries of bean seeds uncovered in archaeological […]

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High Country Gardens on December 6th, 2013

New Salvia Varieties from High Country Gardens for Spring 2014   The genus Salvia, commonly referred to as Sage, is vast, with hundreds of species worldwide. They are tough, durable plants with colorful flowers, aromatic foliage and invaluable as a nectar source for all types of pollinators. And for waterwise landscapes in the US, there […]

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High Country Gardens on September 30th, 2011

Walking through my rain revived gardens these past couple of weeks, it finally hit me what makes the fall in the garden ,its most beautiful time of year. For one, many of the plants are much larger than those that bloom in the spring. Instead of sheets of blooming bulbs, phlox, cold hardy Delosperma and […]

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David Salman on July 5th, 2011

Now that it’s officially summer, and the heat has arrived, we’re all looking for ways to stay cool. Well your garden plants are feeling the same way. And that’s where putting a blanket down can help; a blanket of mulch. Mulching is a well practiced gardening technique of covering the soil with some type of […]

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David Salman on June 24th, 2011

Being a western gardener my whole life, the brilliant skies and intense sunshine have had a profound influence on my plant choices and the colors I like to use in my gardens. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s the bright, bold, saturated colors that my eyes enjoy the most. Share on Facebook

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David Salman on June 18th, 2010

It’s no secret that tomatoes are the most popular of all the vegetable crops for the home gardener. Indeed, few plants can inspire the passion and devotion lavished on the tomato. I love a good homegrown tomato as much as the next person and always try to plant a few plants in my small home […]

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Penstemon ‘Blue Lips’ is a High Country Gardens introduction (new plant to the gardening world) for 2009. While many gardeners judge a plant by only by its flowers, ‘Blue Lips’ is an excellent example of a perennial that is both dazzling in flower and sublimely beautiful with just its foliage. Share on Facebook

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David Salman on February 4th, 2009

High altitudes present a different challenge for mountain gardeners, with different climates, growing seasons, and pests. Share on Facebook

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