7 Gardening Tips for Year’s End

11/26/2016 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The days grow short as we move into the last of the 2016 gardening season. This is a time to relax, sip some tea while warming our feet by the fire, and reflect on…

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Plants Brought Inside from Outdoors

11/21/2016 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Many outdoor garden plants are actually warm weather perennials; if brought indoors they will grow all year ’round. Since houses have less light than the out-of-doors, shade tolerant plants make good choices for seasonal…

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Inviting Side Yard Designs

11/12/2016 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Many mountain homes have a side yard that is not only long and narrow, but treacherously steep.  A good landscape design for such a layout is difficult at best, but when done well, it…

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10 Flowers that Insects Hate!

11/07/2016 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Mountain monsoon season is the start of perennial blooms in the high country.  Not only do most perennial flowers take off with new buds and blooms, but they are magnets to unrelenting voracious insects.…

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10 Things to do with Fallen Autumn Leaves

11/05/2016 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Autumn leaves are a wonderment of the season. Although dropped leaves make for extra work, I really enjoy the seasonal change.  When most of the leaves have dropped, we pile them high and play…

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Evergreen Privacy After the Leaves Fall

11/04/2016 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener As trees drop the last of their colorful leaves our gardens tend to feel naked. It even seems like prying eyes can look right into your home!  Not only does your privacy seemingly disappear,…

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