Problem Solving Collections

by High Country Gardens

Perennial Garden in bloomPerennial Garden in bloom
Our problem solving collections rotate seasonally and according to what we have in stock, but you can always find our staple pre-planned gardens, such as the Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden pictured above.

Our problem solving collections rotate seasonally and according to what we have in stock, but you can always find our staple pre-planned gardens, such as the Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden pictured above.

Each year, I participate in a number of speaking engagements, with time reserved for questions at the end. Without fail, gardeners usually ask me about which plants they should use to solve a gardening challenge.

We decided to make it easy for our customers to address these common gardening dilemmas with a number of newly introduced garden collections.

Made for Shade CollectionMade for Shade Collection
Made for Shade Collection

Made For Shade Collection - Who doesn't have some shade in need of some color? These problem solving groundcovers will cover bare soil, replace too thin grass and spread flowers into shady areas of your yard.

My Soil is Like a Beach CollectionMy Soil is Like a Beach Collection
My Soil is Like a Beach Collection

My Soil Is Like A Beach Collection - Life is a beach unless you like sand. These perennials were chosen to thrive in the sandy soil that seems to kill most plants. All three perennials are long blooming and good at re-seeding themselves to cover even more sandy areas.

My Soil is like a Brick CollectionMy Soil is like a Brick Collection
My Soil is like a Brick Collection

My Soil Is Like A Brick Collection - Here in New Mexico, we make bricks to build our homes out of the clay found here. Great building material but lousy for growing plants. These long blooming perennials are the solution when looking for plants to grow in clay soils. And they are all good bee plants too!

 

Delosperma Perennial CollectionDelosperma Perennial Collection
Delosperma Perennial Collection

Delosperma (Ice Plant) Collection - Cold hardy Ice Plants are a great choice to carpet your landscape with sheets of shimmering flowers. They are especially useful for planting into beds mulched with gravel; this cools the glare and heat and creates a perfect growing environment for Delosperma. They love growing up ontop of gravel which protects their stems and foliage from wet winter weather.

Columbine Perennial CollectionColumbine Perennial Collection
Columbine Perennial Collection

Aquilegia (Columbine) Collection - Columbine are the ideal choice for adding color to part and full shade parts of your yard. They thrive in the cool soil on the north side of your house, too. And wherever you plant them they will attract hummingbirds to their nectar-rich flowers.

Long Blooming Lavender CollectionLong Blooming Lavender Collection
Long Blooming Lavender Collection

Long Blooming Lavender Collection - Enjoy lovely Lavender all season long! Our Lavender Collection includes carefully selected fragrant, hardy and long-blooming varieties.

Text by David Salman.

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