Cocktails in the Garden

10/05/2022 Ken Davis

Raise the bar with garden-fresh ingredients that transform cocktails into signature drinks by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Cheers! Drinks made with just-picked herbs, fruit, and vegetables as flavorings are the toast of the party season, whether made with alcohol…

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The Trick to Healthier Houseplants

09/29/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Repotting is an essential part of healthy houseplants. Signs you need to repot your plant are: Roots protrude from the bottom of the pot. The plant stops growing or becomes limp. The plant is…

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Two Steps for Blockbuster Fruit Harvest in Spring

09/19/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener On the Go Answer – Readers Digest Condensed Version of this Article Before Halloween, fruit trees should be fed with 6-4-4-7 Fruit & Veggie Food and sprayed with Horticultural Oil. Again in April. October…

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Top 10 Yellow-Flowering Plants for Your Garden

09/16/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Yellow flowers bring sunshine to a landscape, even on a cloudy monsoon day. There is room in virtually any garden for the many shades of yellow from spring bulbs, showy shrubs, and perennial wildflowers.…

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Best Vegetables to Grow in a Fall Garden

09/09/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener There are lots of vegetables that grow well through the cool autumn weather. Some plants need longer days and a bit warmer soil to really get started, but all produce through the end of…

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Plants with Fun Fragrant Foilage

09/02/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Surprises abound in the gardens when it comes to uplifting scents. Brushing up against a Scented Geranium as it fills the patio with the taste of citrus. These plants not only smell great but…

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Top 10 Mints to Grow in Local Gardens

08/26/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Mint plants, Mentha, are among the most commonly grown plants in Arizona gardens. It is easy to see why mints are so famous. They are tough, cold-hardy perennials. Mints serve as flavorful herbs in…

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How to Grow Clematis

08/17/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener This Vine Is Known for Its Bold, Richly-Colored Flowers With its big, richly-colored flowers, The President clematis offers great aesthetic value for its looks, alone. But as a fast-growing vine that can be trained to grow…

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Rare Houseplants Attract New #PlantParents

08/12/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Prescott, Arizona has experienced a garden renaissance of new gardeners hungry for local content and an ever-diverse choice of plant options. #Plantparents of the rarest houseplants lead this new generation of gardeners. “We find…

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Refreshing Poolside Landscapes for the Perfect Patio

08/11/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener There are as many ways to landscape around the pool as possible styles and shapes of pools. Formal styles show off the pool as part of your home’s architecture. Whatever your style, you need…

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