Perennial Flowers that Show Off for Years

04/24/2020 Ken Davis

Enjoy Summer-Long Color With These Long-Blooming Favorites By Ken Lain, the mountain gardeners Beautiful spring days draw gardeners into their backyards for a soft launch away from isolation, cabin fever, and the joy of fresh air.  I am a flower…

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12 “Tiny” Trees for Small Yards

04/16/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Not everyone has room for a mighty oak or a giant cottonwood in the backyard, but fortunately, there are trees for just about any size yard. Whether trees for a little shade, a bit…

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3 Tips For More Flowers In The Garden

04/11/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener There are lots of annuals grown for their foliage, like coleuses and caladiums, but blooming plants remain the most popular annuals. That’s because annual plants bloom repeatedly, giving undemanding joyous color throughout our warm…

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10 Favorite Vegetables Easily Grown in Pots

04/04/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The economy ripples through communities in strange ways, and one exciting current trend is in the world of gardening. It even has a name:  ‘Victory Garden 2.0’.  It identifies those that grow plants that…

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10 Garden Projects that Keep Kids Busy

04/01/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener With so many students home from school and families seeking interesting things to do that are healthy, safe, and educational, this column is dedicated to you. Our family’s fondest memories are of gardening, collecting…

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