He's not asked for an endorsement but David gets brownie points because he talked to us, in person, about what's right for the landscape.Mountain gardening is not difficult, though you can prevent a lot of heartache if you know what grows. Soils are light on nutrients, drying winds take their toll. Unpredictable weather weeds out wimpy perennials in quick order.
Native plants are adapted to harsh conditions, providing unique textures, colors and beauty. They require less water, very little fertilizer, create a lovely habitat for birds and other wildlife.This threesome (small photos) is one of his recommended plantings, late-spring blooming perennials:
- Scutellaria x 'Violet Cloud; (Hybrid Skullcap)
- Hymenoxys acaulis (Sundancer Daisy)
- Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red' (Texas Sage)
Click here to visit High Country Gardens. Tell him I sent you! (Maybe he'll hire me :-)
Support local growers like Susie. Click here to visit Blue Sky Perennials for native plants and landscaping advice.
* Top photo: Dame's Rocket (often confused with Garden Phlox) is a popular wildflower in Utah, though it did not originate here. Seeds are eaten by birds, facilitating the spread of this showy flower throughout Europe, US and beyond. (Hesperis matrinalis)