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High Country Gardens -- Celebrating 20 Years With 20 New Plant Introductions

Feb 14 2013 12:00AM


ThumbnailTwenty new plant introductions including our 2013 Plant of the Year Phlox 'Perfect Pink'. It's now ready for our customers' gardens, exclusively from High Country Gardens.ThumbnailFinding new plants is what High Country Gardens Chief Horticulturist, David Salman, is known for throughout the gardening world. Since the collaboration with American Meadow, he will be spending a lot more time in the garden working on new plants to introduce exclusively to High Country Gardens customers.LogoTracker

SANTA FE, NM and WILLISTON, VT -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/13 -- In 1993, High Country Gardens was born out of a need for plants that could thrive in challenging growing conditions. Through the years, High Country has built a national reputation for durable, waterwise perennials, many of which were developed exclusively by founder, David Salman. In 2013, High Country Gardens celebrates its 20th anniversary with the introduction of twenty new perennials bred and chosen for even the most demanding environments. "Innovation is at the heart of what we do and that is no better exemplified than our 2013 Plant of the Year Phlox Perfect Pink, our 2013 Plant of the Year," explained Salman. "I have been refining this particular variety since 1990 and am excited to be offering it in this season's catalog."

The Salman family is also pleased to announce that High Country Gardens has been acquired by American Meadows, a leader in direct-to-consumer gardening products. Ava Salman, VP of Marketing, explains "After making the difficult decision to close our garden centers, we were excited to partner with American Meadows to carry on High Country's mission and continue to serve our tens of thousands of dedicated customers."

Under new ownership, waterwise, eco-friendly gardening remains the focus of High Country Gardens and founder David Salman will continue on as Chief Horticulturist. "I look forward to focusing on my passion for breeding and discovering new plants while still being associated with High Country Gardens," noted Salman. "We are ecstatic to work with High Country's loyal customers and continue the legacy that David and Ava have built over twenty years," said Ethan Platt, President of American Meadows.

High Country Gardens' full selection of perennials, grasses, seeds and more are all available to order for Spring 2013 delivery. For gardening resources, the latest new product introductions and exclusive savings, please follow High Country Gardens and American Meadows on Facebook.

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Ethan Platt
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Source: Marketwire