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Yanmar America Corporation is a proud supporter and Title Sponsor of this year’s MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR being held at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort  Friday, September 12, through Sunday, September 14  in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIRS are fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle events that offer hands-on seminars covering topics from small scale agriculture to renewable energy. Visitors to the fair can experience Yanmar’s recently launched new line of sub-compact tractors first-hand in booth 621. 

Yanmar will also be hosting a local farm to table dinner for special VIP guests and agricultural leaders of the mid-Atlantic and New England regions on the evening of September 13 in the Alpine Room at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

For more information on Yanmar agricultural equipment, please visit To learn more about Yanmar America Corporation, visit

About Yanmar America Corporation:

Yanmar America Corporation, located in Adairsville, GA, is the regional headquarters of Yanmar Co., Ltd. a global company based in Osaka, Japan. Yanmar Co. Ltd., was established in 1912, and in1933 became the world's first manufacturer to develop a practical small diesel engine. Today, Yanmar is a recognized leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced performance diesel engines and diesel-powered equipment. Yanmar America Corporation is located at 101 International Parkway, Adairsville, GA 30103.

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Rose & Lee Hubbert and Mike O’Dell, partners in Back to the Future Farm in Middletown, New York, have received approval to operate the first-ever Bob-White Systems LiLi Pasteurizer on their farm in Middletown, New York. They plan to process and bottle milk—and make milk soaps, cheese and yogurt—from their 48 Holstein and Jersey cows to sell locally and at the NYC Greenmarkets this summer. The Hubberts and O’Dell passed rigorous inspection in April by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and will begin processing LiLi Milk as early as June. This is the first LiLi Pasteurizer approved for use in the country.Side view of LiLi Pasteurizer

“The LiLi Pasteurizer is the best, FDA-approved low input-low impact HTST pasteurizer on the market,” says Steven A. Judge, the founder of Bob-White Systems and one of the chief designers of the LiLi. He adds: “This is revolutionary technology that works flawlessly and is gentle on the milk and saves valuable time.” The Hubberts and O’Dell were prepared to turn in an application to install a VAT pasteurization system when the LiLi passed inspection by the State of Vermont and received a favorable FDA review.

“The LiLi puts out the capacity we need without damaging the milk,” says Rose. “We did lots of taste tests of VAT-pasteurized milk and feel that LiLi milk is as close to raw as you can get. The LiLi is the least invasive pasteurization method on the market, which was a major selling point.”

“The LiLi opens up new income streams for dairy farmers like the Hubberts who wish to legally produce value-added products onsite,” says Judge. “It has the potential to make locally-produced, safe and delicious farm-fresh milk and other dairy products readily available again,” adds Judge.

The LiLi pasteurizer is available at a significantly lower price than comparable machines—$75,000 (depending on upgrades, installation costs and accessories), and Bob-White Systems offers financing options and cash rebates on complementary equipment.

“The LiLi pasteurizer is truly low input and low impact. It requires very little energy, time and resources to set up,” adds Judge. The LiLi pasteurizes at between 163 and 165 degrees and holds that temperature consistently to within one degree. It operates so dependably and at such consistent temperatures that the milk is not diverted and reheated during the pasteurization process.” This protects the overall quality of the milk and produces a superior end product that will make better-tasting milk, cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products.

The LiLi pasteurizer is in full compliance with all pertinent regulations, including the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO). The machine is now approved for legal use in all 50 states, pending local, routine inspections.

LiLi benefits include:

Low Impact Continuous heating process has a low impact on the nutritional value and flavor of the milk. A gentle pumping action further preserves milk’s creamy, rich taste and consistency.
Legal The LiLi pasteurizer is in full compliance with the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance. This means that dairies and dairy-food producers of all sizes can easily and legally pasteurize milk on site.
Efficient Inline system pasteurizes milk at a rate of two gallons per minute—much faster, and using much less energy, than traditional vat pasteurizers. Revolutionary, regenerative heating process returns 85% of process heat, making the LiLi the most efficient small-scale pasteurizer on the market.
Standard, Modular Construction Requires only 5 hookups – 240 VAC input, standard 120-volt amp circuit, water, raw milk input, and a drain. No additional infrastructure or external heat source required. Compact size (approximate 6-foot square design) makes it easy to use and install. In addition, the LiLi has an automated “Clean-in-Place” System. The machine requires minimal training or operator input during use.

The LiLi ships pre-assembled and requires almost no maintenance during use. The best part is that it does the same job as other small HTST pasteurizers and delivers a better-tasting end product.

The Hubberts and O’Dell plan to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony in July to mark the official opening of their LiLi Milk Plant. They plan to sell milk, milk soaps and other value-added dairy products under the Old Mother Hubbert label.

About Bob-White Systems

Bob-White Systems provides innovative equipment, supplies, technology and resources for the local production of safe, farm-fresh dairy products. Bob-White Systems, creators of the LiLi pasteurizer, provides farmstead dairy consulting services and affordable small-scale dairy equipment including bulk tanks, portable milking equipment, dairy and cheese making supplies for Micro Dairies milking cows, sheep, goats and even water buffalo. Inspired by the Slow Food movement, Bob-White Systems supports local, farmstead dairy farmers across the country and aims to increase the availability of locally-produced, safe and delicious farm-fresh milk, cheese and yogurt.  To learn more about the company, visit them online at Bob-White Systems and LiLi Milk, on Facebook and on Twitter

About Back to the Future Farm

Back to the Future Farm is a small, locally-owned farm operated by Rose and Lee Hubbert with their son Joshua, along with Mike O’Dell, in Middletown, New York. Back to the Future Farm is a producer of antibiotic and hormone-free poultry and poultry products and Old Mother Hubbert cream line milk and dairy products. To learn more about Back to the Future Farm, visit them on Facebook.

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DEWALT metal storage is perfect for the auto industry.

Today DEWALT announced the national launch of its new rolling Metal Storage system for the automotive industry, contractors, and more.

DEWALT rolling metal cabinetThe two products include a 36” 6-Drawer Top Chest — model DWMT73678 — and a 36” 5-Drawer Roller Cabinet — model DWMT73679. Combined, the Top Chest and Roller Cabinet deliver up to 1,400 pound load capacity.

With these two new products, DEWALT is bringing its history of innovation and engineering excellence to reinvent the rolling Metal Storage product category.

After extensive end-user research, DEWALT has built the rolling Metal Storage system to feature auto-return closing drawers, 100-pound capacity ball bearing drawers, 200-pound capacity extra deep bottom drawer, and fully extendable drawers.

The Metal Storage products are designed to be durable and tough, and offer a new level of convenience and lots of storage room. The pull-out drawers are deep and large enough to store and organize an array of large tools. The top lid design provides enough clearance to allow a DEWALT 20 Volt Drill to stand with the lid closed. Knockouts in the back of the top lid allow power cords to run inside for battery charging, with the lid closed and locked.

The drawers on the Top Chest and Roller Cabinet feature100-pound auto-return drawer slides for heavy-duty storage capacity. Top and bottom keys are included for an internal locking mechanism with breakaway keys. Heavy-duty casters offer durability and easy movement.

The Top Chest provides 9,096 cubic inches of storage space with 10-3/8” deep top that stores a variety of power tools and hand tools for easy access. Specially designed gas lid stays offer smooth opening and closing to the top lid, as well as hold the lid open.

The Roller Cabinet features 12,896 cubic inches of storage space. An extra deep 12” bottom drawer offers additional storage with 200 pound capacity.

The 36” 6-Drawer Top Chest retails for $249.99 and the 36” 5-Drawer Roller Cabinet retails for $349.99 in June 2014 at Home Depot and Independent Retailers. Also available in a 52” 8-drawer Top Cabinet $599.99 and 9-drawer Roller Cabinet 699.99 at Canadian Tire, Home Depot online, and independent retailers.

Competing Metal Storage systems retail for more than $1,000 and do not include the patented DEWALT Metal Storage features of auto-return closing drawers, 100-pound capacity ball bearing drawers, 200-pound capacity extra deep bottom drawer, and fully extendable drawers.


DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools, hand tools and accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors, nailers, saw blades, mechanic tools, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw driving accessories and more, as well as hand tools, air tools, and pneumatic tools. DEWALT tools can be found nationally and internationally, wherever tools are sold. With more than 1,000 factory-owned and authorized locations, DEWALT has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America. For more information, visit DEWALT online or follow DEWALT on Facebook and Twitter.

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The red gas can has been a staple of landscapers, emergency workers and do-it-yourselfers using two-stroke power tools for decades. With it, comes the hassle of precise measuring, the mess of spilled oil and gasoline, and the fumes that are inherent when mixing both. Today though, small engine equipment users have another option with TRUFUEL.

TRUFUEL is the leader in pre-packaged, ready-to-use, fuel for two and four-stroke small displacement engines such as those found in lawn mowers, trimmers, chainsaws and rescue equipment. Engineered with premium, high-octane, ethanol-free fuel and mixed with the highest quality synthetic oil, TRUFUEL dramatically increases reliability and performance in both types of engines. Because it is ethanol free, TRUFUEL prevents the corrosion and build up issues that plague users of pump gas for their fuel or premix, ensuring peak performance, and protecting your investment on power equipment.

When first introduced to the market, TRUFUEL was the nation’s first pre-mixed product for two-stroke engines that eliminated the need to mix your own gas and oil. Available in both 50:1 and 40:1 gas:oil ratios and engineered to the highest standards, TRUFUEL has greater than a two-year life span after opening and is guaranteed never to separate like traditional station gas and oil mix.

Prolonged use of pump gas which contains up to 15-percent ethanol (E-15) can lead to corrosion of rubber and plastic parts in the engine. Ethanol can also break down two-stroke mix, separating the gasoline from the oil and even introduce water to the fuel — leaving engines even more susceptible to damage and breakdown. According to the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), more than 200 million pieces of outdoor power equipment have significant risk of operational failure or performance issues if owners fuel their equipment with E-15.

TRUFUEL is available at more than 12,000 retail outlets nationwide, including The Home Depot, Wal-Mart and other key national retailers. Consumer packages for TRUFUEL are available in 32 and 110-ounce containers, commercial and fleet users have the option of larger quantities, including 4.375 gallon and 48 gallon drums. To find the nearest retailer or for more information visit TRUFUEL.


Available for four-stroke engines as well as two-stroke engines in both 50:1 and 40:1 ratios, TRUFUEL is a highly engineered, ready-to-use engine fuel. The precise oil-to-gas blend in TRUFUEL assures the right ratio every time, and eliminates the need for mixing gas and oil. TRUFUEL is ethanol-free, protecting the two-cycle engine from the corrosive nature of ethanol and ensuring peak performance of equipment. The product, which features a re-sealable cap, also has a two-year shelf life after opening for convenient storage. For more information visit TRUFUEL or call (866) 950-3835.

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Georgia Mountains Farm Tour 2014

The Georgia Mountains Farm Tour is rapidly becoming a favorite summer event for families, foodies, and farmers.  This is the third year of the annual farm tour featuring sustainable growers throughout northeast Georgia.  The farm tour is a project of Georgia Mountains Farmers Network (GMFN) in association with Soque River Watershed Association (SRWA).  GMFN was formed in 2011 with grant funding from Certified Naturally Grown in response to small farmers throughout the region looking for a way to connect and strengthen the local food system. 

Justin Ellis, GMFN organizer and SRWA director, explains “GMFN farmers decided on a set of priorities to focus on as a group.  One of those priorities is to host public events to increase awareness and generate support for our local food producers. Georgia Mountains Farm Tour is the result.” 

GMFN farmers volunteer their time to the farm tour to accomplish that goal and to generate funds for the organization so that the network can work on accomplishing other priorities on their list, such as cooperative marketing efforts, acquiring equipment that can be shared, and hosting technical workshops for network members.

Brooks Franklin of Leah Lake Farms, one of the farmers featured on the tour and a GMFN Board member, says he enjoys the variety of visitors that come for the farm tour. “It is a great event for families. Each location is unique; some have games for kids, others have animals to pet, visitors can bring a fishing pole and try their luck in Leah Lake.  New farmers, home gardeners, and everyone who eats can learn a lot on the tour about the successes and challenges of sustainable growing practices. I get a lot of great questions from guests who want to understand how I am able to grow lettuce year-round.” 

“We are blessed to live in a region with a strong and growing local food system,” says tour coordinator Maggie Van Cantfort. “The Georgia Mountains Farm Tour is an opportunity each year to celebrate our regional food producers who are committed to growing without using synthetic chemicals or GMOs. It is also a rare opportunity for the public to get an intimate look into farm operations.”

The 2014 Georgia Mountains Farm Tour is Saturday June 28th and Sunday June 29th from 1-6pm each day.  The tour features 16 locations throughout Habersham, Rabun, White, Stephens, Franklin counties and beyond; including community gardens, a honey bee farm, a working grist mill, fruit orchards and optional meal stops with local foods prepared by acclaimed local chefs. For complete details and scheduling please see our tour brochure.

Participants on the tour purchase one weekend pass that allows a carload of attendees to visit as many tour locations as they choose each day of the tour. Among the products featured from the 14 farms on the tour are numerous fruits and vegetables; pasture-raised eggs; grass-fed beef; honey; and water wheel milled organic grains. Other highlights include a farm demonstrating the lost art of horse-powered equipment and several farms using hoop houses for season extension.

In addition to being able to purchase farm products during the tour, many of the farms will have prepared foods to sample, or guests can enjoy a farm-to-table meal at one of the featured meal stops. On Saturday, chef Jeff Morris of the Copper Pot Restaurant in Clarkesville will prepare seasonal snack plates using vegetables harvested from and served in their home garden starting at 11:00 am. On Sunday, Jamie Allred, the acclaimed Executive Chef at the new Fortify Kitchen & Bar in Clayton will feature numerous products from farms on the tour for brunch from 11:00a-3:00p (reservations recommended). Belle’s Diner at Chattooga Belle Farms in Long Creek, SC will also be open for lunch on Sunday from 11:00a - 2:00p. Meals are optional and are purchased separately. Meal stops open two hours before the other tour locations open so that guests can maximize their afternoon tour time. Tour guests should pack extra water, coolers, and be prepared for the weather (sun hats and sunscreen are strongly encouraged!). 

Cost of the tour is $30 per carload for weekend passes purchased by June 16th, or $35 for passes purchased after June 16th or on the day of the event from any farm on the tour. The tour brochure with farm descriptions can be found on the GMFN website. Passes can be purchased online starting May 14, 2014 via Georgia Mountains Farmers Network, Soque and through the Northeast Georgia Locally Grown market.  In person purchases (cash or check only) will be possible starting May 21, 2014 at the SRWA office (downtown Clarkesville), Habersham Chamber of Commerce in Cornelia, Simply Homegrown farmers market in Clayton and Clarkesville Farmers Market on Saturdays. For those on a budget or who would like to show even greater support for local farmers, you can volunteer to help with the tour. For volunteering one day, volunteers receive a complimentary farm tour t-shirt and a pass to attend the other day for free.

Proceeds from weekend pass and t-shirt sales benefit the Georgia Mountains Farmers Network and their future collaborative projects.  “The Georgia Mountains Farm Tour would not be possible without the farmers, volunteers, our sponsors, and the support of the public,” says Van Cantfort, “Their dedication to this event has established Georgia Mountains Farm Tour as a must-do event of the summer. We hope to see the tour and the network grow each year, adding new sustainable food growers and increasing demand for local foods.”

The 2014 Georgia Mountains Farm Tour is sponsored by Georgia Organics, Habersham Chamber of Commerce, Habersham Electric Membership Corporation, North Georgia Turf, Simply Homegrown Farmers Market, and Ingles.    

Farm tour locations for the 2014 tour are: White County – LoganBerry Heritage Farm, Nacoochee Valley Farm; Habersham County – Melon Head Farm, Indian Ridge Farm, MTN Honey, Liberty Farm**, Copper Pot Gardens; Rabun County – Mill Gap Farm**, Sylvan Falls Mill, Old School Garden, Fortify Kitchen & Bar**; Stephens/Franklin Counties – Shade Creek Farm**, Taylor Creek Farm, Jan & Zen’s Garden, and in neighboring states - Chattooga Belle Farm (Longcreek, SC) and Leah Lakes Farm (Otto, NC).

For additional information visit Georgia Mountains Farmers Network, email or call 706-754-9382.

Calendar Announcement:

Georgia Mountains Farm Tour
Saturday, June 28th & Sunday, June 29th, 1-6pm

• Tour North Georgia's sustainable local food farms in Rabun, Habersham, White counties and beyond.
• Choose from 14 farms to visit
• Enjoy a farm-to-table meal at 3 local meal stops
• Bring coolers and buy food right from the farm
• Learn about the practice of sustainable and organic agriculture
• Thank a farmer!

Weekend passes: $30 per carload / $35 if purchased after June 16th.

Visit GMFN or Soque for details.


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KIOTI Tractor logo

The North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) named KIOTI Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA, Inc., a Gold Level status award recipient in 2014. The Gold Level status award recognizes those manufacturers who have achieved exceptionally high dealer rating levels as part of NAEDA’s Manufacturer recognition program.

KIOTI Tractor was one of eight tractor manufacturers evaluated by over 1,400 dealers. The survey asks dealers to evaluate the companies whose products they sell in key areas correlated to a dealer’s operational model.

“We are honored that KIOTI Tractor has been well-received within our dealer network and recognized by one of the industry’s leading associations,” said Peter Dong Kyun Kim, Chief Executive Officer, Daedong-USA, Inc. KIOTI Tractor Division. “KIOTI strives to deliver high-quality products and superior customer service to our dealers and this award validates this commitment. We are pleased that our dealers rate us highly and look forward to continuing to support and nurture our partnership with them.

In its annual Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey, NAEDA sought out agricultural and outdoor power equipment dealers and asked them to rate the companies whose products they represent on 12 key categories of dealership operations and support. The survey categories include: overall satisfaction, product availability, product quality, product technical support, parts availability, parts quality, return privileges, communications with management, warranty procedures, warranty payments, marketing and advertising support and manufacturer response to dealer needs and concerns.

About KIOTI Tractor
Headquartered in Wendell, N.C., KIOTI Tractor is a market-driven company that has been supplying more than 50 tractor models in the 22-90 horsepower range to the US and Canadian markets for over 25 years. Building on the company’s core product line and history of innovation, KIOTI has recently expanded its offerings by introducing the RX, NX and CS Series — all equipped with Tier 4 ECO Common Rail Diesel Engines — the MECHRON 2200 UTV, The Ultimate Transport Vehicle, as well as a full host of implements and attachments.  For more information on KIOTI or KIOTI products please visit your authorized KIOTI Tractor dealer, call 877-GO-KIOTI or visit KIOTI.

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High Country Gardens, a top online source for tough perennial plants that thrive in even the most challenging conditions, has introduced new perennials for Fall 2014 planting. The new varieties include the petite ‘Lutsko’s Dwarf’ Spanish Lavender and ‘Red Happiness’ Hummingbird Mint—an exciting new color for the Agastache genus.

“Spring gets most of the gardening attention, but in many ways fall is the ideal planting season,” says David Salman, chief horticulturist of High Country Gardens. “The fall planting season, from late-August through October, is an excellent time to plant cold-hardy perennials, shrubs and trees. Planting in the fall gives a plant a chance to set roots before freezing weather sets in. Plants started in the fall will be larger and have more flowers than those planted the following spring because they have a more established root system.

“Fall planting is especially helpful for hot summer areas in USDA Zones 7-10. It helps to establish plants with good deep roots before the extreme heat of the following summer.”

All of the new introductions described below—and hundreds of perennial favorites—are available at High Country Gardens.

'Red Happiness' Hummingbird Mint‘Red Happiness’ Hummingbird Mint (Agastache ‘Red Happiness’)

Agastache ‘Red Happiness’ is an exciting new color for the Agastache genus. This High Country Gardens Exclusive Introduction has large, beautifully colored red flowers that are guaranteed to make you smile. A hybrid discovered by HCG founder David Salman in one of his Santa Fe xeric gardens, ‘Red Happiness’ is a very cold hardy hummingbird mint that’s long blooming from mid-summer into fall and attracts large numbers of hummingbirds to its nectar-rich flowers. The plant has excellent vigor in the garden and is also very deer and rabbit resistant with its strongly mint-scented foliage. Agastache ‘Red Happiness’ will reach 30-36” tall and 15-18” wide. It thrives in full sun in well-drained soil throughout USDA Zones 5-9. Each plant comes in a 5-inch premium pot.

'High Plains Yellow' Sundrops‘High Plains Yellow’ Sundrops (Calylophus hartwegii ‘High Plains Yellow’)

Sundrops (Calylophus hartwegii) is a tough, low-growing native plant that has become a favorite for its yellow flowers. ‘High Plains Yellow’ Sundrops is a new, long-blooming wildflower introduction that was originally collected from the rugged, high dry plains of eastern New Mexico. This tough little native perennial is well adapted to heat, cold, wind and drought, and it thrives in harsh conditions that kill other plants. Colorful, red speckled buds burst open to revel large, brilliant yellow flowers. ‘High Plains Yellow’ Sundrops only reaches 4-6” tall and 12-15” wide, and it makes a superb companion plant for Lavender. It is cold hard throughout USDA Zones 5-9. Each plant comes in a 5-inch premium pot.

'Lutsko's Dwarf' Spanish Lavender‘Lutsko’s Dwarf’  Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas ‘Lutsko’s Dwarf’)

This gem of a Spanish Lavender is compact with large, showy rabbit-eared flowers on sturdy stems that only reach a foot or so in height. A vigorous and easy-to-grow variety, the plant matures to form low, wide mounds of fragrant gray-green foliage. ‘Lutsko’s Dwarf’ makes a colorful companion plant for other taller, waterwise perennials such as Yarrow, Sage and Rosemary. Because of its small size, ‘Lutsko’s Dwarf’ Spanish Lavender is a great choice for containers, small gardens and pollinator-friendly gardens (honeybees love it!). Hardy in Zones 8-10. Grows 10-12” tall x 15-18” wide. Each plant comes in a 5-inch premium pot.

'Hantamberg Orange' African Daisy‘Hantamberg Orange’ African Daisy (Gazania krebsiana ‘Hantamberg Orange’)

It’s not an exaggeration to use the word “breathtaking” to describe ‘Hantamberg Orange’ African Daisy in full flower.  Huge glowing orange daisies bloom over long, thin silver leaves for many months. This perennial Gazania is outstanding for mild winter Zone 7 -10 climates from California, Arizona, Texas, and into the southern states.  For Zone 6 and colder, ‘Hantamberg Orange’ is a frost-tolerant beauty that’s perfect for seasonal containers. Like all Gazania, ‘Hantamberg Orange’ is an essential early-season flower to feed native and honey bees with nectar and pollen as they wake up from winter.  This HCG exclusive introduction grows 8-10” tall and spreads 8-24” wide. Each plant comes in a 5-inch premium pot.

Giant Stipa GrassGiant Stipa Grass (Stipa gigantea)

A little known ornamental grass native to the Mediterranean of southern Europe, Giant Stipa Grass creates a dramatic, eye-catching presence in the landscape. Giant Stipa Grass is a cool-season grower, making it perfect for fall planting. This large ornamental grass blooms in late spring and early summer with graceful six-foot-tall flower spikes.  But out-of-bloom, its mound of bright green foliage is only about 15” tall and wide. Giant Stipa Grass thrives in heat and poor, well drained soils—but it also does well in more favorable growing conditions.  Cold hardy in Zones 6b (-5° F) and above. A single plant comes in a 5” premium pot.

Mesa Peach Blanket FlowerMesa Peach Blanket Flower (Gaillardia grandiflora Mesa Peach)

With outstanding vigor, uniform size and summer-long bloom, Mesa Peach Blanket Flower is an excellent native plant for parts of your garden where hot, dry, poor soil conditions dominate. The “peach-colored flowers seem to be dipped in golden honey” which makes the blossoms stunningly bright. This is an excellent pollinator plant that attracts bees and butterflies to the garden. The flowering plant grows 16-18” tall and about 20-22” wide in USDA Zones 5-9. Each plant comes in a 5-inch premium pot.

For a complete look at all of the new plants for Fall 2014 available, please visit High Country Gardens.

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