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Pioneers in Sustainable Gardening

At High Country Gardens we offer plants, products and information that support long-term ecological balance and builds and sustains the love of gardening for generations to come. Our mission is to improve the earth one garden at a time.

Eco-Friendly Gardening & Native Plants:

We’ve addressed the growing needs for water conservation and environmentally-friendly gardening practices by developing an incredible selection of waterwise and native plants. Our plants are chosen for their hardiness, beauty and their support of habitat creation.

Unique Plant Varieties:

We have built our reputation by developing and offering unique plant hybrids that you cannot find elsewhere. Many of our varieties have been exclusively developed by our Founder & Chief Horticulturist, David Salman, the 2008 American Horticultural Society’s Great American Gardener award winner.

Drought Resistant Plants:

We are especially known for our xeric plants, that need minimal water and care once established. Xeriscaping, the practice of landscaping with drought-tolerant plants, has spread beyond just the Southwest and many of our low-water perennials will thrive nationwide.

Journaling

What Do You Say About Your Garden?

Gardening is such a primal calling, a direct connection with the earth and plants that feed, clothe, medicate and dazzle us. Garden Journal So a garden journal can really be about a lot or a little, because gardening tells us much and has so much to teach us.

For those of your considering journaling about your gardening thoughts and experiences, here are some of the topics you could consider including:

The Weather - The weather fascinates me. And you can’t grow plants without knowledge and appreciation for the weather and its profound influence on the garden. Write down weather events: high-low temperatures, last frost date for the year, first frost date of the year, rainfall measurements from your home rain gauge and weather patterns. These are significant events in the life of a garden and the gardener who is taking care of it.

Habitat Garden Observations - The importance of providing habitat with our gardens can’t be over stated. And one of the great joys of attracting wildlife to your plants is recording what you see.

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