Perfect Plants for Privacy Hedges

03/28/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Spring weather has returned in all its mountain glory and we gardeners are back to the great out-of-doors!  Besides “working in the dirt”, there are the pleasures of outdoor living.  It’s interesting that enjoyment of “wide-open” vistas from our patios…

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Planting and Feeding Grapes, Brambles, Berries

03/21/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Just as we’ve done for as long as each of us remembers, we welcome back the first week of spring!  We also have the pleasure of witnessing flowering trees ushering in the return of the planting season. Once again our…

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Spring Blooms that Inspire and Entice

03/14/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Our landscapes are exploding in celebration of the season, inspiring me to list plants that are sure to entice us back to the soil.  In gardens large and small lilac buds are plumped to bursting while forsythias and rosemary plants…

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Container Gardens: Easy Gardening with Exciting Results

03/07/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Like all garden center owners I don’t get many days off in spring.  However, this past Thursday after teaching a morning gardening class, my day-timer showed nothing scheduled for the afternoon.  So, I took off for the rest of the…

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