Recent Articles

Pruning Advice

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener With questions about pruning flooding into the garden center, there’s no doubt that pruning is in full swing.  Some homeowners/gardeners new to the area are overwhelmed with where to start on a landscape that has been ‘let go’ for too many seasons.  First-time homeowners just don’t have enough experience yet, so are overwhelmed by … Continue reading

Beginners Guide to Building Stone Retaining Walls

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener This is the time to turn your garden soils, plan crop rotation, and dream while turning the pages of that new seed catalog.  The soil is so easy to work right now that adding compost, manure, and plant food into your soil is almost fun for the winter gardener pent up indoors. The next … Continue reading

4 Houseplants that are Easy to Grow

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The Christmas tree came down this week, the fresh wreath withered, poinsettia’s gone, and the house is back to the way it was pre-Thanksgiving.  The house is once again clean and dull; so what’s a person to do? January is when new houseplants are brought home from the garden center to bring some vibrancy … Continue reading

Ice Melters Fatal to Plants

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Mountain snow keeps the forest healthy and strong, but ice melt products used to control it in or near our gardens can be dangerous to humans and our plants.  Pets and birds can also be hurt by these products.  Here is the inside scoop on de-icers and how to use them safely this winter. … Continue reading

Holiday Gifts and Wildflowers

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Gardeners are some of the “tough customers” on our seasonal gift lists; it’s hard to know what they’d like.  Here are a couple of suggestions: Wildflower seeds for the gardener in your life will trigger winter-long dreams of spring. A Watters Gift Card as a stocking stuffer is always well received.  Of course, … … Continue reading

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