Habitat Hero Birdwatcher Pre-Planned Garden

 
 

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Exclusive. The ‘Habitat Hero’ Birdwatcher Pre-Planned Garden will delight gardeners who enjoy attracting birds to their yards with a carefully selected mix of 15 perennials, shrubs and ornamental grasses. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plants (xeric). Save $15.00 off the single plant prices ($160.84).

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Regular Price: $145.84

Sale $131.25

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Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Late spring through fall
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Learn More…
Size Collection of 15
SKU HBLB415

Details

The ‘Habitat Hero’ Birdwatcher Pre-Planned Garden will delight gardeners who enjoy watching birds feed and flit from plant to plant. Carefully selected, this collection of plants will draw and benefit both songbirds and hummingbirds, as well as butterflies and other insect pollinators.

Honored with the 2014 Green Thumb Award, the garden was created by renowned garden designer Lauren Springer Ogden of plantdrivendesign.com. Designed specifically for the Rockies but well-suited for many climates, the garden is a mix of 15 perennials, shrubs and ornamental grasses. Save $15.00 off the single plant prices ($160.84).

The garden comes with 15 plants including: 1 each of Agastache Rupestris OR Agastache rupestris Glowing Embers, Helianthus maximiliana Dakota Sunshine, Hesperaloe parviflora), Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet, Nepeta faassenii Select Blue, Penstemon mexicali Red Rocks, Penstemon pinifolius Compactum , Salvia Ultra Violet, Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet, Schizachyrium scoparium Los Lunas Blues, Sporobolus wrightii Windbreaker, Ribes aureum Crandall, Prunus besseyi Pawnee Buttes, and 2 each of Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition.

Garden covers a 7' wide x 12' long (84 sq. ft.) area and comes complete with planting diagram, care instructions and maintenance guide. 5" Pot sizes, with the exception of Prunus besseyi and Ribes aureum 'Crandall' which are 2.5" pots. This garden will grow in zone 5b as well as USDA zones 6-8.

The Habitat Hero Birdwatcher garden is the result of a collaboration between High Country Gardens, Habitat Hero (a project of Audubon Rockies) and Plant Select®. A portion of the proceeds of the Birdwatcher garden will go to the Habitat Hero project.

SKU HBLB415
Common Name Habitat Hero Birdwatcher Pre-Planned Garden
Botanical Name Habitat Hero Birdwatcher Pre-Planned Garden
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Purple, White, Wheat
Mature Height Varies
Mature Spread Varies
Bloom Time Late spring through fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Season Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Waterwise
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Western Only
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to 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 mycorrhyzal 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.

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 or download our complete Planting Guide (pdf) 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

Our Standard Plant Shipping is 3 Days!

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Your plant orders are scheduled to arrive within 3 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, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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4.6

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  • Attractive (4)
  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Healthy (3)

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5.0

I love this garden

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from Rio Rancho, NM

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Habitat Hero Birdwatcher Pre-Planned Garden:

    I planted my garden as soon as it was shipped and it took off right away. One dormant plant never revived and was quickly and happily replaced. IThe garden is only a few months old and is already the prettiest place in my yard. I love it and will deffinately be ordering more preplanned gardens from High Country Gardens

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    5.0

    Looks very nice!

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    from Denver CO

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Habitat Hero Birdwatcher Pre-Planned Garden:

    We purchased 2 of these gardens for a large area of our front yard. We've purchased other pre-planned gardens from High Country Gardens in the past and always like that they take the guesswork out of what will work nice together for a given size area. The only con for this garden is that there were a couple of plants included that proved to be extra tasty for the neighborhood rabbits. Also, a few of the plants did not come back this spring (they were planted last spring), but we are getting replacements for them without any hassle.

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    4.0

    Birdwatchers garden

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    from Kansas

    About Me Master Gardener

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Healthy

    Cons

    • Small In Size

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Habitat Hero Birdwatcher Pre-Planned Garden:

    Gardening in dry Western Kansas

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    4.0

    I am a Habitat Hero

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    from Lafayette, CO

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Nice Plant Selection
    • Pretty And Xeric

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Habitat Hero Birdwatcher Pre-Planned Garden:

      I planted this garden in front of my house last year on the left half of my yard. It looks great. All of the plants did great except for the Maximilian's sunflower. Replaced that one and am waiting to see if it will go this year. It needs to do its thing since it's the centerpiece of my garden.

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      5.0

      Looks like the picture in the catalogue!

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      from Wheat Ridge CO

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Habitat Hero Birdwatcher Pre-Planned Garden:

          I like the plants. The design is very attractive and the plants when in bloom attract bees and hummingbirds

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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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