High Country Gardens on February 14th, 2014

Salvia (commonly referred to as ‘Sage’) represents a huge family of flowers that live across much of our planet. Naturally, given their wide range of habitats, these plants attract a variety of pollinators to their nectar rich flowers.  I like to divide them into two main regional groups as a handy way to understand the […]

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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 January 3rd, 2014

My love of Lavender has been with me for many years and is only getting stronger as I continue to propagate, plant and enjoy this wonderful herb from the Old World.  Lavender, like olives, apples and grapes, has thousands of years of history co-existing with mankind. It is a horticultural treasure that continues to serve […]

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High Country Gardens on December 27th, 2013

Each year, the National Gardening Bureau selects a perennial to be named as the “Perennial of the Year.” For 2014 they have chosen Echinacea to be the featured perennial. The genus Echinacea (The Purple Coneflowers) is a family of North American wildflowers that have long been appreciated for their beautiful flowers, value to pollinators and […]

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High Country Gardens on November 15th, 2013

The disappearing pollinator population is a phenomenon that affects our ecosystem in a huge way. Many know that the dwindling population is a problem, but few realize that gardeners can help pollinators in a BIG way, simply by planting a wildflower or perennial garden!  What are Pollinators’ jobs in nature? There are a variety of […]

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David Salman on August 1st, 2010

Finally, there is some good news regarding protection of our precious bees. This is from the July/August issue of The American Gardener, the fantastic gardening magazine from the American Horticultural Society. (If you don’t have a subscription, you’re missing a lot a great articles and information about plants and gardening.) Share on Facebook

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David Salman on July 23rd, 2010

This is Dr. Reese Halter’s latest article on honeybees. The news is not good. Bees are the “canary in the coal mine” for our environment being directly tied to the reproductive cycle of many of the world’s plants, a very delicate process that is very sensitive to environmental disruption and contamination. I know this is […]

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