Pruning Advice

01/21/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener With questions about pruning flooding into the garden center, there’s no doubt that pruning is in full swing.  Some homeowners/gardeners new to the area are overwhelmed with where to start on a landscape that…

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Beginners Guide to Building Stone Retaining Walls

01/14/2017 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener This is the time to turn your garden soils, plan crop rotation, and dream while turning the pages of that new seed catalog.  The soil is so easy to work right now that adding…

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4 Houseplants that are Easy to Grow

01/07/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The Christmas tree came down this week, the fresh wreath withered, poinsettia’s gone, and the house is back to the way it was pre-Thanksgiving.  The house is once again clean and dull; so what’s…

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Ice Melters Fatal to Plants

01/05/2017 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Mountain snow keeps the forest healthy and strong, but ice melt products used to control it in or near our gardens can be dangerous to humans and our plants.  Pets and birds can also…

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