Autumn Companions for Seasonal Style

09/30/2017 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Many summer container gardens are looking a bit worn and tired. The beginning of October is the time to change from heat-loving summer flowers to the autumn beauties that take us into winter. I…

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Tips for New Mountain Gardeners

09/23/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener High altitude gardening is different from gardening at lower elevations.  Combine our altitude with Arizona’s dry climate, bright air, and ever-present mountain winds, and you pretty much can forget what you learned from gardening…

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Powdery Mildew – Identify and Cure

09/16/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Powdery mildew is one of the most prevalent and recognized plant diseases of our rainy season, July to the end of October. Virtually no plant is immune, but some are more susceptible than others. …

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Hardscape to Frame a Landscape

09/09/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener A lot of time and care are put into the plants of your landscape but don’t forget the non-living features of the yard. While your plants may be the focus of your design, hardscape…

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10 Ways to an Easy Garden

09/08/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Time seems to stand still when the stressed voices repeat themselves in my head, but not in the garden; an unplugged afternoon seems to melt away like a fading sun. Gardening is my escape…

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