Wildflowers: Striking Colors and So Easy to Grow

01/31/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Wildflower seeds cling to the soil as it heaves with the freeze and thaw of late winter, and it’s an action that insures a good spring showing of wildflowers.  Our weather has been so warm that the window to spread…

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Plant Early and Exceptional Crops

01/24/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Prepare Garden Soil so You can Plant Earlier and Expect Exceptional Crops January has been so nice that gardens are starting to show color.  Some forsythia and winter blooming jasmine are showing their yellow flowers, lilac buds are huge, and…

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LearnToGarden.org Launch: Free Garden Tips to Gardeners

01/17/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

(January 15, 2014) Prescott, Arizona –  Black thumbs may be a legitimate excuse to kill plants, but at least superman had X-ray vision before vaporizing his newly planted pansies. LearnToGarden.org was launched an easy way to green up those thumbs…

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Landscape Designs Will be Outstanding

01/17/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Our nice weather has triggered questions regarding ideas for improving or changing residential landscape designs.  Landscapes are reflections of the individual homeowner, but they can lack that one-of-a-kind personality that denotes uniqueness.  With a little help most landscapes designs could…

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Verify Seed for Freshness and Genetic Status

01/10/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

The 2014 organic seed has arrived at the garden center.  Each packet is stamped with an official non-GMO seal, insuring that these seeds have not been genetically modified.  Make sure to verify a seed’s freshness date, organic status, and whether…

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Easy Steps to Successful Pruning

01/03/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

January through March is the ideal pruning season for local gardens. The pruning season officially starts at the New Year, so let’s begin 2014 with pruning shears in hand! Pruning is an important garden task, but…

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Get Gardening Advice on that New iPad

01/02/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

The first seed catalog has arrived in this gardener’s mailbox, and it’s chock-full of creative ideas for this spring’s gardens.  When weather keeps us gardeners from our gardens, we content ourselves by dreaming about gardening.  Even during the festivities of…

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