High-Elevation Gardens

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High-Elevation Gardens

Postby blackturtle.us » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:37 pm

How To Choose High-Elevation Plants
Gardening at high-elevations is a bit different from desert gardening and both are different from gardening along the coast. Different environments call for different plant choices. Anyone know some good plants for the 6500-7000 foot range?
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Re: High-Elevation Gardens

Postby blackturtle.us » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:03 pm

Growing Cool Weather Vegetable Crops at High Elevation in Northern Arizona
Lots of useful information in this video. The guy really knows his stuff!
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Re: High-Elevation Gardens

Postby wildrose » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:32 pm

Growing Lavender in Colorado
I recommend English lavender, but stay away from the French and Spanish varieties for higher elevations since they can't handle cold temperatures.
https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/289/
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Re: High-Elevation Gardens

Postby wildrose » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:42 pm

The Best Perennials for Colorado
I gotcha covered blackturtle.us. And here's a website to checkout:
https://plantselect.org/
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Re: High-Elevation Gardens

Postby wildrose » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:51 pm

10 High Altitude Plants for Colorado
And here's another website as a bonus:
https://www.5280.com/2019/05/the-beginners-guide-to-xeriscape-in-denver/
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Re: High-Elevation Gardens

Postby shadylady » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:45 pm

5 Heat Tolerant Perennials
These are supposed to be hardy in Zone 5 and a couple require very little water.
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Re: High-Elevation Gardens

Postby shadylady » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:16 pm

Ground cover plants for under trees
Some of these might be useful: Epimedium, Tiarella, Corydalis, Dicentra and Brunnera.
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Re: High-Elevation Gardens

Postby shadylady » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:21 pm

Perennial Ground Covers in my Garden
Here are some more ideas: Pachysandra, English Ivy, Periwinkle (Vinca minor), Variegated Vinca, Liriope, Yellow Stonecrop Sedum.
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Re: High-Elevation Gardens

Postby shadylady » Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:26 pm

What is a good ground cover than can be used in heavy shade?
More on Pachysandra and a couple phloxes.
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Re: High-Elevation Gardens

Postby panamint_patty » Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:03 am

How to Grow LOTS of Blueberries | Complete Guide
Blueberries require acidic soil. This video explains how to lower the PH of the soil as well as all the other aspects of what it takes to grow blueberries.
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