07/31/2019 admin

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Time seems to drag when the voices of stress repeat themselves in my head, but stress is never an issue in the garden. Gardening is my escape from a hyper-connected world of Facebook, inbox,…

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07/26/2019 admin

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Amid lots of summer flowers in full bloom, local gardeners have started to harvest from their vegetable gardens.  This is turning out to be a good garden year, but also a good year for…

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07/24/2019 admin

The local USDA garden zone is 6b with a definite influence from zone 7. This defines our area as mild, but with a definite winter and possible subzero temperatures. Low winter temperatures provide the chilling necessary to grow all the…

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Top 10 Summer-Flowering Shrubs

07/19/2019 admin

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener If your landscaping seems to look bedraggled, it’s time to look into growing some summer-flowering shrubs. Some of these bushes begin blooming earlier in the year but have good staying power, continuing to blossom…

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9 Most Popular Indoor Trees

07/11/2019 admin

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Lisa and I live in a 25-year-old house that began to feel old and outdated; so each year, we remodel, update, and customize a room to our individual style that genuinely makes the house…

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12 Annual Flowers To Thrive in Full Sunlight

07/05/2019 admin

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener If you have a sunny spot in the yard that looks perfect for a flower garden, make sure you choose plants that thrive in the hot sun without a lot of extra care. This…

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How to Help Healthy, Sick, and Dying Trees

06/28/2019 admin

by Ken Lain, the mountain Gardener You’ve done your homework by assessing your yard and using appropriate information to choose just the right trees for your landscape. You’ve had Watters Garden Center plant them in the proper way, and have…

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Low Water Plants of Many Colors

06/21/2019 admin

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener We’ve all seen well-meaning, but dreary, low-water landscapes. The only color is gray to gray-green, with plants that look brittle and bone-dry. But water-wise gardens can be vibrant, colorful, and yes, even lush-looking. We’ve…

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Have you Uploaded Your Photo?

06/19/2019 admin

Upload your favorite container photos to enter the Courier Newspaper Contest. Top 10 vote-getters WIN the newest garden sensation – a SunBelievable™ Brown Eyed Girl Helianthus, a brand new groundbreaking sunflower Watters is introducing for 2019! SunBelievible…

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Memorial Trees for each Month

06/14/2019 admin

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener At the Lain house we like to remind ourselves of those who have made indelible differences in our lives. In addition to memorials for people, we love to plant a tree in memory of…

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