Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden

 

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Get big, easy-care color from this garden designed for a small, sunny space. Garden fits into a 6 ft. x 5 ft. flower bed area. The garden comes into bloom in mid-summer and finishes in early fall. The flowers in Summer Dreams are the favorites of butterflies and honey bees! Save $10 off the single plant price of $122.89!

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Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Early summer to mid fall
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
SKU HBLC411

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Get big, easy-care color from this garden designed for a small sunny space. This 11-plant garden fits comfortably into a 6 ft. x 5 ft. flower bed. The garden comes into bloom in midsummer and finishes in early fall. Summer Dreams is suitable for use across the country and is highly attractive to butterflies and bees!

Garden comes with planting diagram, care instructions, premium plants including: (2) Aster Purple Dome, and (2) Liatris aspera, and one each of: Agastache 'Blue Fortune', Solidago rugosa Fireworks, Physostegia virginiana 'Crystal Peak White, Echinacea purpurea Magnus, Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm', Monarda fistulosa, Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass. *We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes.

Associated SKUs
HBLC4XX
HBLC408 (Garden of 8 Plants) - Out of stock.
HBLC411 (Garden of 11 Plants)
Common Name Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden
Botanical Name Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Bloom Time Early summer to mid fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & 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 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 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.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.

Shipping

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 February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, 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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High Country GardensSummer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden
 
4.5

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  • Accurate instructions (5)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Healthy (3)

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4.0

Gotboff to a slow start

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from Walla Walla,WA

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy

Cons

  • Small In Size

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Comments about High Country Gardens Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden:

Planted it this spring in an amended raised bed. Despite less sun than they needed, all survived, including 2 transplanted to more light. Loved the Humming Bird Mint, especially. Have mixed and matched several preplanned gardens over the years with great results

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5.0

Very hardy garden!

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from Colorado Springs, CO

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden:

    I put in a couple of preplanned gardens 2 years ago and this one is doing great! All of my plants went through a tough initial planting seasons and they came back. It filled in its small garden (I have it in a 5x5 raised garden to the side of my front steps that gets little water) the first year - this year everything was so healthy I'm looking at dividing some of the plants. The Blue Fortune in particular grows massive and needs trimming if you plan to use it in the recommended 5x5 space. Bees love this set up and stick around until every last bloom is gone.

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    4.0

    Have to see what Spring brings.

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    from Denver, Co.

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden:

        I planted this preplanned garden in a raised garden bed about 10 inches high. The plants all did okay, except the liatris aspera, the squirrels destroyed all of them and then destroyed the replacements I put in. I had to give up and put salvia in instead. The blue fortune got really big and took over the whole bed, I will need to move it this Spring, should not have been in the middle. The solidago fireworks just sat there, it finally began to spread, but never got taller and never bloomed, so I'm not sure that is what it really is. Hopefully, next season all the plants will really take off, it was okay, but not what I had hoped for.

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        5.0

        Great

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        from Durango, Colorado

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden:

          Everything did very well.

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          4.0

          Summer garden

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          from Northern VA/DC area

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden:

            Preplanned garden very helpful when starting with a clean slate, new house new garden. Very healthy plants that have taken hold beautifully.

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            5.0

            nice selection of plants

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            from Williamsport Pa

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden:

              packed very carefully and never ever have I had any dead plants and they look great in my garden after a couple of years of growing.

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              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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