Autumn Blaze Maple

10/31/2013 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

30 second plant tip of the day – Autumn Blaze Maple Ken, the biking gardener, presents Autumn Blaze Maple trees in fall colors.  This tree grows about 30 feet tall and about 20 feet wide and provides gorgeous fall…

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Quaking Aspen in fall colors

10/29/2013 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

30 second plant tip of the day – Quaking Aspen in fall colors The Quaking Aspen is a fast-growing tree with outstanding fall color. Plant a row of them along your driveway or just one as a focal point…

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Raywood Ash in Fall

10/27/2013 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

30 second plant tip of the day – Raywood Ash in fall color – Fraxinus oxycarpa Raywood is a fine source of fall color and is also drought resistant. Good street tree that, with age, provides considerable shade. Plant as…

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Sunburst Golden Locust

10/25/2013 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

30 second plant tip of the day – Sunburst Golden Locust The Sunburst Honeylocust is a deciduous tree prized for its lovely foliage. They make lovely front yard specimens, and a few planted along the street would also draw…

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10 of the Best Plants for Fall

10/25/2013 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Because they are in bloom now, this is the season to plant larger specimen trees and shrubs that flower in fall.  It’s enticing to select these plants for fall now because the blooms you see now are the blooms you…

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10 Things Gardeners can do with Fallen Autumn Leaves

10/18/2013 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Autumn’s fallen leaves are like a big FREE load of organic fertilizer strewn about our yards. If the nutrients in the leaves were bagged and sold as fertilizer, they’d command a hefty price. But, left where they fall, leaves can…

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Sweet Potato Vine

10/15/2013 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Watch today’s 30 second plant tip of the day on Sweet Potato Vine Ipomoea batatas Among the most popular container-garden plants, sweet potato vine is a vigorous grower that you can count on to make a big impact. Its…

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Gilt Edge Silverberry

10/13/2013 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Today’s 30 second plant tip of the day is on: Gilt Edge Silverberry Elaeagnus Splendid golden-yellow margins on foliage year-round. Superb hedge or low screen tolerates heat, wind and requires little maintenance. Silvery flowers are tiny but fragrant; red…

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Fantasy Foliage Ripe for Mountain Planting

10/11/2013 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 of 2014.  Today’s column highlights the new, the improved, and the unusual fall colors that can be brought…

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Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass

10/11/2013 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Today’s 30 second plant tip of the day is on: Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass – Bouteloua gracilis This rugged, cold hardy native grass features blue-green foliage and striking, flag-like summer flowers on stiff, weather resistant stems. Provides cool-season…

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