The Force – Why Popcorn Pops

12/29/2015 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener A popcorn kernel is essentially a sealed container efficiently storing moisture and the makings of a new plant. When enough heat is applied to a kernel, the internal moisture is turned into steam, and…

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Fun Houseplants and Miniature Fairy Gardens Combined Garden Class

12/29/2015 Ken Davis

Saturday January 23, 2016 9:30 – 10:30 in the Upper Greenhouse Not all houseplants are created equal when growing in an arid climate.  You’ll have a list of the top 7 houseplants best grown indoors.  If you liked GI Joe’s…

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Holiday Hours

12/21/2015 Ken Davis

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Holiday Hours Christmas Week Monday – Wednesday 8:30 -5:30 Thursday 8:30 -2:00 Closed Christmas Day, Saturday & Sunday New Years Week (12/28 – 1/3) Monday – Wednesday 9:00 -5:00 Thursday…

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Spring Wildflowers ~ the Gardener’s Perfect Gift

12/19/2015 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Gardeners are some of the “tough customers” on our seasonal gift lists; it’s hard to know what they’d like.  Here are a couple of suggestions: Wildflower seeds for the gardener in your life will…

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Every Gardener’s Biggest Nemesis is Also the Smallest

12/18/2015 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener This week I was checking out the first of the seed catalogs on my iPad, dreaming of next spring.  We gardeners have our core ‘Go-To’ plants we always grow:  A favorite pepper that grills…

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Landscape Evergreens Out Sell Cut Trees

12/09/2015 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener My achey-breaky-back!  Everything holiday-ish arrived this week: cut Christmas trees, poinsettias, landscape evergreens, even miniature fairy gardens arrived at the garden center, and my back is feeling it. (I may be exaggerating he amount…

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This Week At the Holiday Shop

12/04/2015 Ken Davis

Looking for the perfect gift for that gardener on your list ? We have two great suggestions that are “Hot” in the Shop right now! Gift Cards Gift cards have become everyone’s go to gift solution, it’s the sure fired…

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Gardening with Evergreens & Conifers

12/03/2015 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Our house is a classic mountain home with large windows that enable us to enjoy both the natural and cultivated views.  The landscape has been a labor of love, and the gardens finally are…

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