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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 in mixed pot sizes of 2.5" and 5". Drought resistant/drought tolerant plants (xeric). Save $15 off the single plant price of $172.34!
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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 off the single plant price of $172.34!
The garden comes with 15 plants including: 1 each of Agastache rupestris or Agastache Ava, Helianthus maximiliana Dakota Sunshine, Hesperaloe parviflora Straight Up Red, Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet OR Lavandula angustifolia Vera, Nepeta faassenii Select Blue, Penstemon Mexicali Red Rocks, Penstemon pinifolius Compactum, Salvia Ultra Violet, Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet OR Zauschneria Sky Island Orange, Schizachyrium scoparium Prairie Blues , Sporobolus wrightii Windbreaker, Prunus besseyi Pawnee Buttes, Ribes aureum and 2 each of Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.
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. 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.
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(based on 14 reviews)
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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...Read complete review
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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Not too successful
I purchased a pre-planned garden in hopes of getting an appropriate mixture of quality plants. For various reasons the Habitat Hero garden didn't meet these expectations. First, two substitutions were made without...Read complete review
I purchased a pre-planned garden in hopes of getting an appropriate mixture of quality plants. For various reasons the Habitat Hero garden didn't meet these expectations. First, two substitutions were made without providing any information on what was substituted for what (i.e. where the substitutes were to be planted) and no pruning or maintenance information for those plants. Second, while most of the plants did quite well this year five of the plants failed. One, penstemon pinifolius I believe, arrived "sleeping" and never even sprouted growth. Four more, all in the front row, quickly wilted and died. Third, hopes of having nice visual arrangement were not met since the blond ambition grass quickly overwhelmed the adjacent colorful plants even though I planted everything farther apart than in the provided plan. I had been willing to purchase a relatively expensive pre-planned garden based on previous experience with your jumbo waterwise garden in 2014. I planted half of an area with your garden and the other half with locally purchased drought tolerant plants. None of your plants failed that year while approximately one third of the local plants needed to be replace this year. But paying the higher prices for High Country Garden plants is not justified if when about one third of the Habitat Hero Garden also need replacement in the first year.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Boulder, CO
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Comments about High Country Gardens Habitat Hero Birdwatcher Pre-Planned Garden:
I planted this garden in May 2017. Although the lavender died almost immediately, the rest of the plants thrived and grew all summer. My soil is very heavy clay, and I amended it heavily (kitchen compost, mushroom compost, cotton burr compost). The only plant, besides the lavender, that I am worried about is the sand cherry. It did not grow as vigorously as the other plants, and would periodically loose its leaves - although that might be due to the curious rabbits. The soil might just be too clay-y still for a sand cherry! Otherwise I'm very happy with the selection and distribution of plants and look forward to seeing them grow in the spring.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Aurora, CO
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Very pleased with everything sent. Only one item did not survive. Looking forward to seeing these items come alive this spring!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Serves the needs of a diversity of insects and animals.
By LP garden
from Colorado springs, CO
About Me Avid Gardener
Works best if you have the recommended space to put them all together. the design is sound. All the plants do well at our high altitude location.
A beautifu assortment of heights, textures and colors
from Cedar City, Utah
Selected this assortment for a difficult zone (5600' altitude and shorter growing season). The plants were very small but grew well over the summer and got lots of hummingbird visits. Hoping they all survived the winter and will shoot up again this spring.
Brought in the Hummingbirds
from Tehachapi, CA
This was a great way for me to fill in a garden with water wise plants. We have benefited from the Beautiful flowers and the increase in wildlife. The hummingbirds visited every day once blooms began. Not too many butterflies, though will see what happens next year. The one thing, I wasn't aware of when the order was placed, was the type of soil in the garden, and what was best for the plant. With discussions with the experts I spoke to at High Country Garden, I put in the hard work to improve drainage, which the penstemon, agastache, salvia, lavender, and sand cherry benefit and possibly require. Planted in May and we had blooms by July, and by the end of summer most of the plants grow to nearly full size, some are slower growing and may take another couple years to reach full size, though am very satisfied with this collection of plants and how they are thriving. Hopefully, will have time to top dress this fall, to assist the root development over winter, and even healthier and fuller plants next year.
(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
from Nyssa, Oregon (near the Idaho border)
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Good Day Dave,We are so sorry to hear of your recent experience with us. While we do reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes if needed, you should have received the proper information when your order was delivered. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this. We also are quite sad to hear that some of your perennials did not meet your expectations. We understand that this can be quite frustrating which is why we do fully guarantee all of our products up to a year from the day your order has shipped. We see that you have had conversations about this order with our representatives and we do encourage you to give us a call to fully resolve this. We are truly committed to your success and would like to make sure that you get the results you paid for. Should you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-925-9387. Our friendly representatives are here to help you 6 days a week!Happy Gardening!
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
This garden makes Me look good!
from Rio Rancho, NM
I planted this garden in the spring and boy did it take off! It grew so well, and so fast I had wished I planted the plants a little further apart. It turned the biggest eyesore in my garden into one of the loveliest.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great for Bees, Butterflys and Hummingbirds
from Merced. CA
These plants are surprisingly heat resistant. We are in Central CA and had high temps over 100 degrees much of the summer. Most grew really well, others (Ribes Crandell and Hesperaloe parviflora) very slowly. One was dormant and never grew. Windbreaker grew most impressively. They were planted Spring 2015 and are dormant now, I have high hopes for next year.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Showy and great value for your money
from Longview, TX
So many plants for the money. All plants arrived healthy and grew very quickly. I cannot wait until next spring, when everything will grow larger.
I love this 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
Looks very nice!
from Denver CO
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.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
By Con con
About Me Master Gardener
Gardening in dry Western Kansas
(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)
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from Lafayette, CO
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Looks like the picture in the catalogue!
from Wheat Ridge CO
I like the plants. The design is very attractive and the plants when in bloom attract bees and hummingbirds
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