Best Fruit Trees for Mountain Food

01/30/2020 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener You used to need a lot of land to grow fruit trees. Most standard-sized fruit trees mature at a height and width of between 18-25 ft. Not only will this require a big chunk…

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Preparing Garden Soils for Spring Planting

01/23/2020 Ken Davis

Preparing Garden Soils for Spring Planting Once you’ve tried digging the first planting hole in a mountain garden you learn that our native soils are HARD !!!  Skimp on spring soil preparation to “soften” the ground and your garden’s production…

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6 Genius Uses for Eggshells in Your Garden

01/22/2020 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Eggs are naturals for a gardener’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and the resultant empty eggshells are very good for the garden! Instead of throwing away all those shells, make good use of them as…

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January is the Best Month to Plant Wildflowers

01/14/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener On the Go Answer – Readers Digest-type Condensed Version of this Article Wildflowers are best planted in winter Most flowers prefer at least 6 six hours of sun per day Hydromulch – blend wildflower…

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17 Best Landscaping Shrubs of Spring

01/09/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The trees and shrubs in a landscape are the backbones of any yard.  It would not be easy to overestimate the importance of the role they play in our landscapes. Trees are more comfortable…

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Top 10 Houseplant Pests and How to Fight Back

01/02/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Plants are a natural home addition as the holiday decorations are boxed and stored for another year. After the last cookie, cakes, gelt, and fudge are devoured for the season, the house can feel…

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