Bargains and Newcomers

08/27/2011 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

It’s no secret the local economy is in a slump, but for garden centers it’s not entirely bad news. Part of the fallout from the financial situation is that the increase in food prices has caused a surge of interest…

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Landscaping for a Fragrant Garden

08/20/2011 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

While a beautiful garden is a treasure within itself, a garden that exudes great wafts of fragrance is a real gem. In addition, fragrant plants are sources of soothing aromatherapy and magnets to birds and other winged pollinators. Luckily, cost…

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Summer Herbs Can Be Preserved and Enjoyed Well Into Winter

08/13/2011 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

If you overlooked herbs when planting your garden this spring, it’s not too late to add them to your beds. Summer in the mountains is a great time to plant herbs because they love the combination of warm weather and…

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Weeds and Aspens: Stars of Monsoon Madness

08/06/2011 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

The first day of school usually ushers in nurserymen’s harvests of early fall crops. So, watch for the dusty millers and luscious snapdragons and dianthus that are the openers of this ‘tidal wave’ of autumn beauties. Their eye-catching colors are…

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