Plants that Keep us Together

10/16/2020 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Dwarf Peach Tree It is easy to see in times like this how differently people think and act. Differences in action and belief seem to be on display everywhere. Whether the news, your favorite…

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Top 10 Colored Shrubs of Autumn

10/09/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Mountain landscapes are famous for their autumn colors. This month’s column is merely a list of the best-colored plants you’ll find to plant in your backyard. Of course, there are more choices, especially if you…

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Growing Better Lettuces Through Spring and Winter

10/06/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The mountains of Arizona have three main growing seasons.  So, as the nights of Autumn become cooler we change our local vegetable gardens from fruiting tomatoes and squash to kale, broccoli, chives, and lettuce. …

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Rabbit Proof Plants for Mountain Gardens

10/02/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Not all baby bunnies are cute, especially when they eat a new Euonymus to the ground or wipe out those pretty pansies and tulips! Jackrabbits are born with a full coat of hair and…

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How to Grow Sedge

10/01/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Red Fox Sedge has striking clumps of red foliage fade to flax, giving off a warm glow at sunset. This versatile Sedge thrives in wet areas around fountains and water gardens, yet equally happy…

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How to Grow Ornamental Cabbage and Kale

10/01/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Few Flowers are more elegant in Fall than Watters select varieties of ornamental kale. The subdued fall tones are perfect for containers, beds, and borders. And it’s so easy to grow! These unique Prescott…

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