Eat from the Hedge?

08/25/2012 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

For showy seasonal changes in the yard, fruit trees are hard to beat. In spring they exuberantly burst forth with an abundance of blossoms, offer cool shade on hot summer days, and their fabulous fall foliage helps to make autumn…

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Garden Blunders to Avoid

08/18/2012 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Experienced gardeners know that great gardens are a process, not a destination, and the wisest gardeners learn from each other’s mistakes. In my many efforts to create the gardens I see in my mind’s eye I’ve had my share of…

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Patience – A Virtue Learned in the Garden

08/04/2012 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Patience is needed for truly natural gardens. Early in June my gardener’s confidence was crushed when a tomato plant withered and wilted away underneath these seemingly green thumbs. Just a month later, following several inches of monsoon rain, seed that…

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