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Rich_dufresne
Candor, NC

December 3, 2012
10:51 PM

Post #9349255

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/
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 4, 2012
7:18 AM

Post #9349448

That's really a shame--they were one of my favorites.
2salvia
London
United Kingdom

December 4, 2012
2:31 PM

Post #9349786

Agree that this is very sad, not that I ever had the pleasure to visit.

This is the first post for almost one month...suspect that this forum is finished, a pity.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

December 4, 2012
6:10 PM

Post #9349990

Winter is always sort of a slow time around here--since most of the people here are in the US and it's winter there's not always a lot of gardening going on. And it's the holiday season in the US too with Thanksgiving happening recently and Christmas coming up--I wouldn't give up on things yet.
Rich_dufresne
Candor, NC

December 4, 2012
8:29 PM

Post #9350127

Still, there has been a gradual tapering off over the last two years on all Salvia forums that I know of. I am not sure if this is because general interest has tapered off, because of drought and the economy, or because people are moving to blogs.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

December 6, 2012
9:02 AM

Post #9351271

I see the same thing on the other forums as well. Not sure about the cause though.

I did visit HCG once when we were vacationing in NM. It was a nice place but not nearly as large a retail operation as I expected. I think I bought a plant or two and drove back home with them.
C
teacup754
College Station, TX
(Zone 8b)

December 7, 2012
5:58 AM

Post #9352060

It does seem to me also that things are slower everywhere on this site. I have found a few local blogs I read that focus on gardening in my region. Has anyone found one they particularly enjoy about salvias?

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 16, 2012
5:07 PM

Post #9360159

Too bad about High Country Gardens.

I know this past summer was bad for me, Agastache-wise.

Out off the 8 or so I attempted to grow, only 1 survived. And I do not recall being about to collect ANY seeds. the plants just did not produce seeds for me this year -- even my Hyssops.
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2013
6:03 PM

Post #9383127

It says that they will be a mail order company. I signed up for updates. I do like what they have and the variety.
newtonsthirdlaw
Arlington, TX

January 13, 2013
5:54 AM

Post #9383412

There used to be great discussions on the various forums I watch but now its rare to find a new posting.
C
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2013
6:39 AM

Post #9383466

yes, I agree. I do hope they keep their doors open though. They do have a good selection.

Erin
txaggiegal
Belton, TX

September 10, 2013
9:16 AM

Post #9656063

In February, High Country Gardens..ie David Salman sold out to American Meadows in Vermont. Sad...hardly a water-wise institution and no where near the category of High Country Gardens. Official statements at the time stated that David would be 'in-control' and guiding 'progress.'

As per a phone call to the company today...and after only 7 months after the sale, David has nothing to do with High Country Gardens aka American Meadows...sad loss for the customers.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Clarksville, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 10, 2013
10:18 AM

Post #9656106

I agree.

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