August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden

 

When the rest of your garden is taking a late summer snooze, the August Afternoons perennial garden will wake you up with its engaging display of pinks and blues. By combining a pleasing mixture of grasses, flower forms and colors, this hummingbird and butterfly attracting garden comes into bloom in August and continues through September. These easy-care plants thrive in most parts of the US and grow well in ordinary garden soil with full sun. Save $15 off the single plant price of $188.83. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Regular Price: $173.83

Sale $139.06

per garden of 17 plants You save: 20%
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Bloom Time Early summer to mid fall
Shipping Shipping begins in mid September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Shipping for fall-planted bulbs will continue until they sell out or through December 31, 2016. Learn More…
Size Garden of 17 Plants
SKU 99526

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Yes, the spring garden is easy to plant with lots of blooming perennials; but keeping things colorful through the summer months and into fall takes some study and planning. The August Afternoons perennial garden designed by David Salman of High Country Gardens does this for you, bringing together a wonderful assortment of perennials and ornamental grasses. The garden blooms in shades of blue, pink and ivory, from mid-summer through early fall. Not only does this garden add color, texture and fragrance to your landscape but numerous hummingbirds and butterflies will also be attracted by these nectar-rich plants.
This collection has a total of 17 plants including:
(1) each of Miscanthus 'Gracillimus', Agastache 'Ava' and Perovskia 'Lacy Blue''
(2) each of Echinacea 'Magnus' (may be substituted with Echinacea purpurea) and Lavandula angustifolia 'Mitcham Gray'
(3) each of Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' OR Calamagrostis 'Overdam' and Sedum 'Autumn Fire'
(4) Origanum 'Rotkugel'
*We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.
Garden covers a 5' wide x 10' long (50 sq. ft.) area and comes complete with planting diagram and maintenance guide. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.Save $15 off the single plant price of $188.83.

SKU 99526
Common Name August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden
Botanical Name August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Bloom Time Early summer to mid fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Planting and Caring for Pre-Planned Gardens & Collections

Soil Preparation: Remember that proper soil preparation is the key to healthy, vigorous blooming perennials. Use Yum Yum Mix and a high quality compost at recommended rates to prepare the soil. Inoculate the plant roots with Plant Success mycorrhizal inoculant. Planting: Plant according to the mature size of the plant. Don’t be tempted to put the plants too close based on their size in the pots. They’ll grow quickly and cover the space shown in the planting map. (Maps included only with Pre-Planned Gardens, not Collections.)

Fertilizing: Once annually in mid-fall, after plants begin to go dormant. Use Yum Yum Mix or Yum Yum Mix Winterizer at recommended rates to improve the soil and provide essential plant nutrients.Use it with high quality compost, mix half and half by volume and spread on top of the soil. Scratch it in lightly and water thoroughly. It is also beneficial to treat the plant roots with Plant Success® mycorrhizal root inoculant if you didn’t do so at planting time. (Inoculation only needs to be done once.)

Mulching: In arid climates mulching is very beneficial. Coarse textured composts, shredded leaves, pine needles and composted bark are all excellent mulch materials. Apply to a depth of 1-2 inches. Replenish annually (or as needed).


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant & Bulb Shipping Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Shipping begins Sept. 19. Amaryllis Bulbs will begin shipping mid-October 2016 and will continue until we sell out or through December 31, 2016.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods: All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, when possible, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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5.0

Amazing!!!

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      Comments about High Country Gardens August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden:

      I purchased this garden to plant in front of my lemonade porch last fall. Prior to that I had a large butterfly bush and lilac bush that was out of control and it just looked horrible. I grew up gardening, but was never a pro at choosing what looks good together and how to group. This made it soooo easy. My space is about 11x5 a raised bed. I prepared the soil with compost and planted and prayed. i do believe that two of the plants did not come back and I had one baptista that was well established so i left it. I also added bee's balm because I like it with echinecea. LET ME TELL YOU....those plants TOOK OFF LIKE WILDFIRE!!! The space gets full sun and we have had a very dry summer and the entire garden thrived and filled the entire space the first year! My mother was shocked and said it looked like at least a second year garden and had warned me when I ordered them. Do not be disappointed they are only 5" pots, and will take a while to grow. Much to my delight, she was wrong!!! I can't say how thrilled I am with this garden and am already purchasing more for this fall planting season. Never in my wildest imagination would I have guessed to have such good luck when ordering plants through the mail. I will keep looking for a partial shade/shade preplanned garden for a space in my backyard.

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      4.0

      Too Soon To Tell

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      from Pagosa Springs, Co. 7400 feet elevatio

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        Comments about High Country Gardens August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden:

        Product arrived just after Labor Day...was concerned that it may have been held by the carrier for an extended period of time, but all the plants looked good. Immediately began the planting process. Had previously prepared the soil. Plantings were on a 4 foot high slope that tapered down to one foot. Taller plants to the back. Most of the plants appeared to be very healthy. Although one only had soil in the top half of its container, thus the roots were very shallow. All looked healthy until the first snow fall. This Spring has seen a couple of light snowfalls, and the plants have only begun to green up. I am still concerned about two of the plants, whether they will actually begin to grown, at this juncture there is only a hint of greening up.

        Thus, it is too early to give a green thumb up. Perhaps in 2-3 weeks there will be more definitive results...product review would be better at end of May, not end of April

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        5.0

        Fabulous success

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        from Grass Valley, CA

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          Comments about High Country Gardens August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden:

          The plants grew so large in their first year. I was shocked! I always expect perennials to take a couple of years to take off, but this garden went crazy and thrived in the hot summer sun with very little water. The instructions for planting and after-care were fabulous (and WATERPROOF, which was a great help while I was planting). Note that I did add some white salvia to the mix, which is visible around the sundial in the photo.

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          5.0

          Amazing!

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          from Albuquerque, NM

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            Comments about High Country Gardens August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden:

            I bought this garden as a birthday present to myself and planted it in the spring of 2014. I thought it would take a couple years to grow, but it has grown like nothing I've ever seen. I am thrilled! After years of guesswork about what plants would look good together, which ones are appropriate for my bad soil conditions, low rainfall, intense summer sun, cold winters, and which ones would not be eaten by a neighborhood full of rabbits, this garden has thrived. (All the prior guesswork meant a lot of disappointments, dead plants and money down the drain). I will be buying more of your plants, and perhaps pre-planned gardens, for other areas of my yard.

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            5.0

            Beautiful preplanned garden

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              Comments about High Country Gardens August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden:

              I purchased this garden for a rectangular planter between a sidewalk and fence. The variety of plants was perfect for this area and by the second season, this garden had filled in very nicely. As the name implies, most of the flowers bloom in summer, so I added in a few spring flowering plants so that we would have flowers all season. This garden is very low maintenance!

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              USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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