Why it is Necessary to Rake Leaves

10/31/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Many gardeners ask if it is necessary to rake leaves off of lawns or out of the gardens.  Some leaves, such as those from red maple trees, are stunning lying on the ground and…

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Cacti for Sunny Rooms

10/23/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener A chill is in the air, so the furnace or fireplace has been back to its warming work. This is a trying time of transition for many houseplants because the heated air causes the…

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Best Tips for Bringing Outside Plants In

10/18/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Many plants are hardy enough to bloom right through winter. Garden Centers are stocked full of these winter bloomers like Kale, pansy, viola, snapdragons, and more. Kale in the Garden Frosty nights does not…

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October Companion Plants and the Soil they Love

10/10/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener October is famous for its autumn colors, and some mountain plants show their bright hues better than others.  I took this photo of a group of my favorite fall companion plants.  I think they…

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10 Things to do with Fallen Autumn Leaves

10/03/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Autumn leaves are a wonderment of the season. Although dropped leaves make for extra work, I really enjoy the seasonal change.  When most of the leaves have dropped, we pile them high and play…

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8 Essentials to a Healthy Autumn Landscape

10/02/2019 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener It definitely feels like Autumn in the Lain gardens. We haven’t lit the pilot light on the fireplace, but there is a chill in the air every morning. There are a few things I…

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