Growing the Giants! Really Big Pumpkins!

05/31/2017 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener So, you want to start on the exciting journey of growing a tremendous pumpkin that impresses the neighbors, friends, and may even impress the gardener within?  It all starts with the right kind of…

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5 Herbs You’ll Only Plant Once

05/31/2017 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener With May our local peak planting month, right after Mother’s Day the garden center fills to capacity with plants, long-time local favorites, and many 2017 introductions.  Organic herbs overflow the nursery as vegetable gardens…

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Butterflies Bring Magic to the Garden

05/13/2017 Ken Davis

Butterflies are some of the most beautiful, interesting creatures in any garden, and considered by many to be God’s most glorious gift to gardeners.  Sadly, buildings, roads, parking lots, and strip malls negatively impact the natural habitat of butterflies and…

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More Happy Hummingbirds Visit the Garden with these Trees

05/05/2017 admin

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Hummingbirds are highly prized visitors in the garden. These inquisitive little birds zip around from flower-to-flower in search of nectar.  This list of local trees is guaranteed to attract more hummingbirds to your yard. …

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10 Great DIY Mint Tea Blends Recipes

05/03/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Arizona’s famous for our outdoor lifestyle and the season has just begun.  This may surprise you, but we are also famous for the ease of which we have grown our own herbs, right outside,…

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