Purses and Totes Turned Planters

02/15/2019 Ken Davis

by Lisa Watters-Lain, Arizona’s Garden Gal Unusual containers are gardening fun.  Heading to a thrift store to hunt down the perfect planters on the cheap and then figuring out how to use them is a fun way to spend an…

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Best Evergreen Shrubs for Small Gardens

02/08/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the  mountain gardener When you think of small evergreen shrubs, do you have an image in your mind of small, rather uninteresting lumps of green dotting a landscape? Well, you shouldn’t. There are plenty of lush bushes…

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Blackberry Black Satin

02/06/2019 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

This thornless, heat tolerant blackberry is a prolific producer of deliciously sweet and juicy, deep blue-black berries – that can be harvested without getting pricked by thorns! Small, soft pink flowers appear on second year wood, the semi-erect canes yielding…

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Houseplants with the Most Fragrance

02/01/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Wet dog, funky socks, musty books, and the ever-present smell of teenage boys is more than any home needs.  Houseplants get a lot of lip service for their air-cleaning properties, but let’s face it,…

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