8 Flowers That Attract Monarch Butterflies

05/30/2018 Ken Davis

Monarch Butterfly on a Butterfly Bush by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener With its four-inch wingspan and vibrant black and orange pattern, the Monarch butterfly is easy to recognize. Sadly, Monarch population numbers have experienced a…

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Memorial Day ~ Celebrates Those We Love

05/22/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener From Mother’s Day on the 13th to Memorial Day gatherings on the 28th, May is a month of celebrations honoring those we remember with love.  At the Lain house we like to remind ourselves…

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42 Best-Smelling Flowers for Mountain Landscapes

05/12/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Scented flowers bring another dimension of enjoyment to the garden. Some flowers are lightly scented and need to be close to appreciate. Other plants engulf the entire yard in their perfume—think of Spring’s lilacs…

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2018 Rose of the Year Collection

05/05/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The mountains of Arizona are famous for easy-care roses. Because of the dry air and alkaline soils we just grow a better, brighter, more fragrant rose without the disease and insect issues that plague…

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