Autumn Companions Deliver Seasonal Style

09/25/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Many summer container gardens are looking a bit worn and tired. The beginning of October is the time to change from heat-loving summer flowers to the autumn beauties that take us into winter. I like to bring a seasonal splash…

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“Welcome Back” to The First Days of Fall Gardening

09/18/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

I am one of those guys who embrace cooler temperatures, autumn light, dropping leaves, and the musky, earthy smells that are synonymous with fall. However, it’s interesting that folks who recently relocated to the area from the sub-tropical climates of…

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Vote-4-U Photo Contest Results

09/11/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Congratulations to our top 5 winners of our Vote-4-U Photo Contest! A special thank you to all of the entrants of our photo contest – all of the submissions were outstanding.  For those of you who did not win this time,…

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Blesses and Stresses of Rain

09/10/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Traditionally, by the end of September we slip out of the monsoonal pattern and back to our normal, “spotty” rain cycles. However, this year’s overabundant rains have made the next four weeks critical for gardeners. This is the season plants…

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Quaking or Dancing – it’s Still an Aspen

09/02/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

“H-O-T” is the only word to describe our homes’ west walls during the afternoon hours in Arizona! That baking sun can roast western walls and send air conditioning bills skyrocketing. Best at coping with a western exposure are tall deciduous…

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