How to grow Gilt Edge Silverberry

05/20/2020 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Gilt Edge Silverberry Variegated leaves of bright gold and blue provide interest every month of the year. Growing to head high, she screens out the most obnoxious neighbor while standing up to blistering heat…

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Portulaca (Moss Rose) and Where they Grow

05/20/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Moss rose plants are popular annual flowers sold at Watters Garden Center from late spring through the summer planting season. The succulent leaves of Portulaca are another clue to the beautiful drought-tolerance of this…

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How to Grow Halls Japanese Honeysuckle Vine

05/20/2020 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Halls Japanese Honeysuckle An outstanding mountain vine with fragrant yellow flowers that loves blooming in the summer heat. Wind, drought, deer, Javelina are no problem. Ideal at growing up fences, walls, or as a…

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How to Grow Yarrow

05/20/2020 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener A fuss-free, heat-loving bloomer with large clusters of canary yellow flowers held above ferny, grey foliage, just stunning. Sunny borders and rock gardens are perfect or planted in a mass to create a bold…

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How to Grow Sunburst Honey Locust

05/20/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener This mountain native cheerfully shouts, “Hello, Spring!” with its glowing yellow leaves. As summer heats up, it settles down to a naturally cool green, only to turn gold again in autumn. This Watters exclusive…

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How to Grow Geraniums

05/15/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Mountain famous for continual blooms spring through autumn with just a bit of care. The perfect cottage garden flower ideally grown in containers, hanging baskets, or raised beds. Sunshine Geraniums make gardening brighter! Feed…

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How to Grow Purple Robe Locust Tree

05/15/2020 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Incredible, long clusters of purple flowers in May that look just like Wisteria flowers hanging from this local bloomer. The 8″ inch fragrant clusters cover the tree profusely! Super hardy and drought tough with…

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How to Grow Akebia Chocolate Vine

05/15/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener A super vigorous vine with dangling stalks of fragrant flowers appears in early spring. Blooms are often followed by showy, 4″ purple edible fruit . . .yum! She proliferates up arbors, pergolas, fences, and…

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How to Grow Indian Hawthorn

05/15/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The wind is no problem for this evergreen bloomer. Rose, Pink to white flowers cover this spring bloomer that often repeat blooms in fall. The dark blue berries adorn this compact bush that takes…

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How to Grow Easy Elegance Roses

05/15/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Just plant in a sunny spot and enjoy it! We’ve married the beauty of long stem roses with the Easy-care of shrub roses for landscape color like no other plant in the backyard. Choose…

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