High Country Gardens closes shop

rich_dufresne(z7 NC)December 4, 2012

Bad news! David Salman has been forced to shut down High Country Gardens because of the combination of the drought and weakened economy.

http://www.highcountrygardens.com/

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kermitc

Wow

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 1:01PM
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wardda

It is a real shame. The plant coding in his catalogue was hugely helpful in my own efforts in a xeric deer infested garden in New Jersey. Without that help and many of his plants I don't know where the garden would be. I am sorry I never thanked him.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2012 at 1:10PM
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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

David Salman's main contribution was his providing plants for our arid southwestern climate, especially through retail Internet business. His local retail business, Santa Fe Greenhouses, Inc., also has closed.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2012 at 12:51PM
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CA Kate

Wow! Over the last 15 years I've bought soooo many plants from High Country Gardens. I will truly miss them.

    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 10:19PM
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gerris2

It is indeed sad to see the nurseries going away. Most of the plants offered by HCG would not do very well in Delaware climate, however, I bought other things such as soil amendments and the like. Where will I find Yum Yum Mix now?

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 9:54AM
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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

It looks like there was a reversal of misfortune:

High Country Gardens is supposed to be coming back as a mail order business.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 4:39PM
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gerris2

Wow, things are looking up!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 9:42PM
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CA Kate

Hurrah! Please keep us informed with any new info.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 10:04PM
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mehitabel(z6 MO)

I bought plants from their catalog this spring. So they are back in business.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2013 at 12:36PM
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david52 Zone 6

The company changed hands, moved their stock and grow out operation up to Denver, and with the new team, they had some serious issues this past summer fulfilling orders. I hope they get this sorted out, they're great folks and a great resource.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2013 at 2:06PM
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