SANTA FE, NM and WILLISTON, VT--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2013) - 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.