Top Fragrant Shrubs for Mountain Gardens

03/20/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Shrubs have many uses in a landscape, but gardeners who especially appreciate sweet-smelling plants are drawn to the most fragrant shrubs. Whether cold-hardy or tropical, bushes in this group are valued for scenting the…

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Growing Mountain Peonies that Bloom

03/12/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Perennial peonies are found growing naturally in the gardens of Europe, China, and the Western U.S.   From one corner of the globe to another, peony plants have been transplanted and admired. In China, they…

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4 Super-Easy Garden Soil Tests

03/06/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Successful gardening all comes down to the right soil. When plants struggle in the yard, the first step towards better plants starts with a simple soil test. Figure out the soil’s texture, composition, drainage,…

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