You Can Have Your Shade and Eat It Too

06/30/2012 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

The title of this week’s column refers to fruit trees. Not all fruit trees are created for life in the mountains; some bloom so early that due to frosty springs they rarely produce fruit. Because this is not an issue…

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Keeping Plants Heat Healthy

06/23/2012 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

The official start of the summer gardening season begins this week. This is when many heat- loving plants glory in the arrival of 90-degree weather. Plants are much like people, and like people they have their favorite seasons. I happen…

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Summer Shade with the Best Trees

06/16/2012 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

I can’t think of many things that affect us as diversely as trees do. For starters, they contribute to numerous influences on our surroundings. They improve our environment by providing protection from wind and dust, by shading us from our…

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