The Persistent 12 Plants Too Tough to Kill

07/31/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Gardening may be one of America’s favorite hobbies, but it does have a downside:  Imagine investing dozens of hours and hundreds of dollars redecorating your bedroom, only to have it crumble to ashes in…

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How to Grow Trumpet Vine

07/30/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Large clusters of reddish flowers create a dramatic show all season long. Once established, this vigorous vine thrives in heat and blooms profusely with neglect. Quickly covers large areas as a ground cover, spilling…

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How to Grow Hibiscus Mascheutos

07/30/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Rosy honeymoon flowers grow 9 inches wide! The bride stopping flowers exude youthfulness and beauty for an instant garden makeover. Arizona’s toughest perennial hibiscus, even in subzero winters. She beautifies sunny gardens, raised beds,…

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How to Grow Butterfly Bush

07/30/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Monarch and Swallowtail butterflies flock to this impress bush. Spectacular 8″ inch flowers fill the yard with fragrance and beauty used in flower arrangements and foundation plantings. Heat, drought, and wind only make this…

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How to Grow Autumn Sage Salvia

07/30/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The longest blooming sage in crimson-red that signals spring with continual flowers that broadcast right through Autumn. Hummingbirds and gardeners alike fall for this knee-high bloomer that deserves a prominent location in the garden’s…

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9 Plants that Repel Mosquitoes, Flies & Spiders

07/23/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener On the Go Answer – Readers Digest-type Condensed Version of this Article Use Plants around patios, decks, and doors to repel insects. Moist foliage of herbal plants releases essential oils that repel bugs. Mosquitoes…

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9 Annual Flowers To Thrive in Hot Sunlight

07/17/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Clockwise – Zinnia, Nierembergia, Verbena Readers Digest-type Condensed Version of this Article Annual flowers never have a chance to develop an extensive root system. Premium Mulch helps sustain most plants and keeps away the…

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Thuricide BT

07/16/2020 Ken Davis

A liquid formulation of bacteria. Controls caterpillars, loopers, cabbageworms, hornworms, leaf folders, and leaf rollers. Won’t harm beneficial insects.

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Revitalize Bio Fungicide

07/16/2020 Ken Davis

A high potency biofungicide/bactericide that controls blight, molds, rots, spots, and mildews on vegetables, fruits, nuts, ornamentals, lawns, houseplants, and tropical plants grown inside and out. This organic gardening product may be used right up to the day of harvest.

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Mountain Lavenders Explained and Simplified

07/09/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener On the Go Answer – Readers Digest-type Condensed Version of this Article 17 types of Lavender grow locally: English, French, Spanish, sweet, fernleaf, and lavandin. Lavender grows best in the hot sun and well-drained…

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