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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. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). Save $15 off the single plant price of $205.83!
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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 does this for you, bringing together a wonderful assortment of perennials and ornamental grasses. Designed by David Salman, founder and chief horticulturist of High Country Gardens, 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 sinensis Gracillimus, Agastache 'Ava' and Perovskia Blue Spires
(2) each of Echinacea purpurea Magnus and Lavandula angustifolia Mitcham Gray
(3) each of Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' OR Calamagrostis 'Overdam' and Sedum 'Autumn Fire'
(4) each of Origanum 'Rotkugel'*We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.
Save $15 off the single plant price of $205.83! Garden covers a 5' wide x 10' long (50 sq. ft.) area and comes complete with planting diagram and maintenance guide.
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from April 23-June 30, warmest zones first.
Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring, beginning in late February.
Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders 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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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
from Ridgefield Park, NJ (northern NJ)
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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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Too Soon To Tell
from Pagosa Springs, Co. 7400 feet elevatio
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
(24 of 24 customers found this review helpful)
from Grass Valley, CA
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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Beautiful growth and stability in its first year.
(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)
from Albuquerque, NM
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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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Garden right after planting
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Garden one year and three months later
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Beautiful preplanned garden
from Denver CO
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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