Learn how you can grow a successful native plant garden and bolster pollinator populations from founder and chief horticulturist of High Country Gardens, David Salman, who will explore the dynamic relationship between native plants and pollinators during his interactive presentation presented by Wild Ones Front Range Chapter.

The native plant expert will highlight native plants that are well suited for cultivation on the Front Range of Colorado and explain how to create a continuous supply of nectar for pollinators. From woody plants to perennials, you will learn the nuances of soil preferences and landscaping placement to ensure success with your native plant garden. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn directly from a leader in native plant seed cultivation and germination – just in time to start planting. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

Wild Ones Front Range chapter members can attend the presentation for only $30. Check your email for a discount code to be applied when you purchase your tickets.

***Price increases to $50 at the door. Purchase your tickets online and save!****


Join David for a special meet and greet session prior to his presentation to hear his passion for collecting and propagating native plants. At this special VIP event you will have the opportunity to mingle with the legendary horticulturist and other likeminded gardeners while enjoying heavy appetizers and a coffee/tea bar. Admission to the lecture is included with your purchase of a VIP ticket. Support Wild Ones Front Range Chapter and their ability to provide additional educational programs in the future. Click here to purchase your VIP ticket.


David Salman, a Colorado State University horticulture science graduate and founder of High Country Gardens, has been a leading voice for practicing xeriscaping and planting habitat for pollinators for the past 35 years. In addition, to serving as the chief horticulturist for High County Gardens, he operates his own wholesale/retail green house and plant development company, Waterwise Gardening, LLC. David has decades of experience in greenhouse production management, perennial propagation and production, ornamental plant seed production, commercial tree farming and ornamental plant breeding and development. David is also very experienced in Xeric (waterwise) landscape design, installation and maintenance for the Great Plains and Inter-mountain West. He has been published in regional and national horticultural journals and magazines. David continues to focus on the breeding and selection of improved of water-wise, ornamental plants for the Western US. He places special emphasis on native species from North America, as well as cold hardy, xeric species from western Asia and South Africa.