What is an Annual Flowering Plant??

05/29/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

A true annual is a plant that completes its life cycle in one year. This means it goes from seed to seed and then dies during the course of one growing season. The whole mission of an annual is to…

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What is a herbaceous perennial plant?

05/29/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

When a plant is called ‘herbaceous’, it means the core stems that hold the leaves upright during the growing season are soft, green or succulent, as opposed to the brown and woody stems of a lilac, forsythia or rose of…

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Get Real Men’s Expo moved to August 20th

05/26/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Ever increasing attendance has caused this years ‘Get Real Mens Expo’ to move venue to Prescott High School so they can show all of cars and motorcycles. This years ‘Show-N-Shine’ display will feature all makes and models, all classes, from…

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Pinching for Bigger Blooms

05/20/2016 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Our family got together last week to celebrate the moms in our lives.  Rain altered the usual patio party so the women gathered in the kitchen, and the men rallied around the smell of…

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Heat Tolerant Greens and Lettuce

05/20/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Salads don’t have to end with spring! A crisp, colorful salad may be the perfect dish on a hot summer’s day, and some varieties of greens excel despite the heat. Sowing heat-tolerant greens keeps your fridge crisper full of healthful,…

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Rotary Host 11th Annual Grapes 4 Grades Party at Watters

05/18/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Rotary International has been supporting the PUSD Math and Reading Program for 36 year now, but this year is different. In 1981, Rotary member Chuck Pfeiffer, came up with a bold idea to help children keep their skills up through…

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How to Create the Perfect Flowerbed

05/15/2016 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Creating a flowerbed of an exciting variety of flowers to deliver blooms all season long. May is the month of flowers, so I couldn’t resist a column about flowers and creating the perfect flowerbed. …

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Surprising: Edible Perennials

05/10/2016 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Recent rains have brought on an explosion of flowering perennials.  The moist soil and cool temps make for outstanding planting conditions, not only for large specimen trees, shrubs, and evergreens, but for perennials, too.…

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Nasturtiums – Edible or No??

05/09/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

All parts of nasturtiums are edible! The leaves can be used as a peppery substitute for watercress in salads and on sandwiches; the flowers make a gorgeous edible garnish for salads, hors d’oeuvres trays, and fruit salads; and unripe nasturtium seeds can…

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May Monthly Garden Calendar

05/06/2016 Ken Davis

Gardening really begins in May. Ken Lain’s Tips will help you organize your Gardening Tasks for the month specifically for our Mountain Landscape Click Here to Download

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