Our August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden expertly blends color, texture, and fragrance, featuring many favorite perennials and ornamental grasses. Pull up a chair and enjoy your summer afternoons watching hummingbirds and butterflies sipping nectar from the beautiful blue, pink, and ivory flowers. When the rest of your garden is taking a late summer snooze, this waterwise garden comes alive with an engaging display. Garden of 17 plants covers 50 sq ft. This Pre-Planned Garden comes with a garden layout map to make planting easy.
Exclusive to High Country Gardens, our August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden was designed by David Salman, founder of High Country Gardens. With a pleasing combination of grasses, flower forms, and colors, this hummingbird-and-butterfly-friendly garden comes into bloom in August and continues through September.
The August Afternoons Pre-Planned Garden covers 50 sq ft (5 ft x 10 ft). It includes a garden map, care and planting instructions, and 17 plants:
Plants are subject to change due to availability. Any substitutions will feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the garden design. Not all plants will be in bloom at the same time, as may be depicted in the artist’s rendering.
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 need the space to grow and fill in the expected area.
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.
As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat. The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.
Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.
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