Holiday Gifts and Wildflowers

12/23/2016 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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7 Steps to Planting a Christmas Tree

12/20/2016 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The idea of using living trees over fresh-cut trees to decorate for the holidays has increased in popularity.   A quarter of my local Christmas tree sales are for living trees that will be indoors…

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Christmas Gift Cards for Your Favorite Gardner

12/15/2016 Ken Davis

A Watters Gift Card given for the Holidays really is a gift that gives twice, once when opened and again when your favorite gardener goes to the Garde Center to make their selection of a spring plant, shrub or tree. [audio…

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How the Christmas Tree Tradition REALLY Began

12/10/2016 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener My girls arrived home from college this week and the next day our family took the annual trek to the garden center in search of this years Christmas tree.  This is a special time…

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Buy the Freshest Tree on the Lot

12/09/2016 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener This has been a crazy week for garden center owners and their suppliers.  It’s the annual mad rush to harvest, ship, unload, set up, and show off tractor trailer – loads of plants for…

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