Tuesday, October 2, 2007

My Visit to High Country Gardens - Part II

My next stop was the Perennial section, but along the way my eyes were drawn to this walkway featuring furniture, firepits, fountains, etc. So... on my way...

I enjoyed looking over almost every perennial, even those I didn't want. Just to feast my eyes on all these plants and let my imagination run wild with what I could do with many of them.

Their signage is very good and gives most of the information needed to make a decision. I also liked the height of their shelving. I didn't have to bend down to read the labels. What a relief!

Next stop was the annual greenhouse. Talk about color! The first view took my breath away.

So many choices. How I would love to do some containers with these beauties.

And just look at this Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender!' I believe the sign said that it has been here for three years.

I think they did a good job of arranging plants and colors in pleasing designs. Certainly did catch your eye.
Also, many interesting displays and arrangements. Lots of ideas to work with.

Look for my next post when I will show what I bought! Right now I must get outside and plant the rest of them. The perennials I have already planted are doing well and seem to enjoy the cooler weather. Much different than when I have to plant them in early summer and chance a hot spell right after I finish. Then they just droop their little heads and take a long time to recover.


Marie said...

WOW!!!! So many beautiful flowers!

Annie in Austin said...

Hello Bev,

I've seen the High Country catalogs, and one of the Divas of the Dirt had us install one of their planned gardens. Since we have no journey there in the works, thank you for the tour!

Salvia azurea/pitcherii was a native I planted in my Illinois garden, sticking it in the middle of other taller, stiffer plants like rudbeckias. It sort of draped over them - it sure was floppy.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Yolanda Elizabet said...

What a great selection of plants they have and they all look very healthy too. That Plectranthus looks spectacular!!!

Happy planting Bev, and don't let us wait too long before you show us what you bought! ;-)

jocelyn said...

I'm amazed and impressed at the beautiful selection of annuals that they still have avilable for sale!

I, too, love their catalog and often refer to it for ideas and information. Your post has definetely spurred my interest in an on-site visit when I'm in Santa Fe this November!

Bev said...

I'm glad that you all enjoyed my tour. And thanks, Annie for identifying the name of the Pitcher's Sage. I didn't have any information on this plant, nor even it's Latin name. That helps!