Autumn Mums Spark Color Transitions

10/20/2012 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Courtyards, front doors, and patios beg for pumpkins and perennial mums, possibly a scarecrow or two. Decorating our homes is more than making ready for costume parties and the candy fest that follows. Autumn decorations are for the enjoyment of…

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Now is the Time For All Fall Color to Come to the Landscape Rescue

10/13/2012 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

As autumn returns to the high country, trees and shrubs show off one last time before they hibernate in preparation for spring 2013. Today’s column highlights the new, the improved, and the unusual show offs with fall colors that we…

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Time To Adjust the Timers

10/06/2012 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

If your irrigation system’s water volume in September was the same as its volume for June, you need to change the timer settings. The length of time a tree needs to be watered in June is the same length of…

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