Top 10 Things Smart Gardeners Do in June

06/07/2023 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener June is considered perennial month in the mountains of Arizona. This is the top time to find big, bold perennials at the garden center. These are the flowers that come back bigger and better…

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Essential July Garden To-Do List

06/28/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener July is the ideal month to add a shade or fruit tree, a berry plant, summer flowering shrubs, and perennials to the Landscape. Plants root quickly in the warm summer soil. With the arrival…

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Mosquitoes, Flies & Spiders are No Match for these Plants

05/26/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What plants keep mosquitoes and bugs away? Plants that repel aphids. Citronella plant. What plants repel bugs ants roaches? Perennial plants that repel mosquitoes. What indoor plants keep bugs away? Shade plants that repel…

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Flowers for Backyard Parties that Fight Back Insects

05/13/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What plants do not attract bugs? Flowers that don’t attract bugs. Do marigolds repel insects? Plants that repel bugs. What plants are good to keep mosquitoes and flies away? Insect repellent plants vegetable garden.…

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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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Gardening Tips for Year’s End

11/22/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The days grow short as we move into the last of the 2019 gardening season. This is a time to relax, sip tea while warming our feet by the fire, and reflect on our…

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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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March Gardening Tasks Need Completion NOW!

03/29/2019 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, The Mountain Gardener Spring weather signals the start of specific gardening tasks that are essential to maintaining a vital, healthy garden. I’m a list type of gardener, and the following is my springtime procedural list in order…

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Irritating Insects and Fungus Among Us

03/07/2019 Ken Davis

Your garden is about to be under attack! Spring is just around the corner, bringing some very unwanted pests to our home landscapes. This class focuses on two major enemies to our plants: insects and fungus. Learn how to identify…

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Ladybugs – Do they Really Work in the Garden?

04/14/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain garden The aphids are thick in the garden.  Lisa and I were enjoying a sunset this week and the winged adults were so thick they were drawn to the flames of the firepit and polluted…

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