10 Ways to Use Rosemary from the Home Garden

07/28/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener   Rosemary is a hardy mountain evergreen shrub that’s easy to grow out of doors and even easier to use indoors.  Prized in the culinary world for its flavorful leaves, rosemary also has a…

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Sweet Bloomers with REALLY Big Flowers!

07/21/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener                              Red Heart Hibiscus in Bloom How big can a single flower blossom be? The rare corpse…

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Birth Months’ Flowers

07/16/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Birthdays’ gemstones are exciting, but there are limits to the numbers of emeralds, diamonds, etc. we can bestow on our loved ones! Instead, the practicality and versatility of birth month flower gifts are better…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Container Gardening

07/14/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Before you plant a container garden, there are only four things you need: a container, soil, plants, and water. It can be that simple.  Of course, things can get a bit complicated when keeping…

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Are Your Trees Healthy or Dying??

07/07/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain Gardener You’ve done your homework by assessing your yard and using appropriate information to choose just the right trees for your landscape. You’ve had Watters Garden Center plant them in the proper way, and have…

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How to Use the Local Plant Hardiness Map

07/05/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Find your garden’s hardiness zone by Zip Code We, gardeners, have come to rely on USDA Hardiness Zone Maps to tell us which plants will survive and thrive locally. The USDA released updated Plant…

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