Determinate and Indeterminate Tomato Varieties?

06/23/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener One of the classifications you often see on a tomato plant or packet of tomato seed is ‘Determinate’ or ‘Indeterminate’. In a nutshell, these terms describe whether the actual plant grows like a bush…

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7 Plants You Almost Can’t Kill

06/16/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Every garden needs a few plants that can handle whatever abuse we throw their way. That’s not to say we should be needlessly tough on them, but let’s face it, there are times when…

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What Exactly is a Perennial Plant?

06/09/2018 Ken Davis

By  Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Peony One of the top questions we get here at the garden center is “what’s the difference between an annual and a perennial?”.  The issue causes unnecessary confusion for novice…

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People-pleasing flowers ~ unappetizing to animals

06/02/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Not all baby bunnies are cute, especially when they eat a new Euonymous to the ground, or wipe out those pretty pansies and tulips! Jackrabbits are born with a full coat of hair and…

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