How to Grow Trumpet Vine

07/30/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Large clusters of reddish flowers create a dramatic show all season long. Once established, this vigorous vine thrives in heat and blooms profusely with neglect. Quickly covers large areas as a ground cover, spilling…

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How to Grow Hibiscus Mascheutos

07/30/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Rosy honeymoon flowers grow 9 inches wide! The bride stopping flowers exude youthfulness and beauty for an instant garden makeover. Arizona’s toughest perennial hibiscus, even in subzero winters. She beautifies sunny gardens, raised beds,…

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How to Grow Butterfly Bush

07/30/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Monarch and Swallowtail butterflies flock to this impress bush. Spectacular 8″ inch flowers fill the yard with fragrance and beauty used in flower arrangements and foundation plantings. Heat, drought, and wind only make this…

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How to Grow Autumn Sage Salvia

07/30/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The longest blooming sage in crimson-red that signals spring with continual flowers that broadcast right through Autumn. Hummingbirds and gardeners alike fall for this knee-high bloomer that deserves a prominent location in the garden’s…

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How to Grow Sensation Maples

06/17/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener This stunning shade tree thrives in severe garden conditions without skipping a beat. A member of the Maple tree family is a native selection, so you know it will do well! Faster growing, the…

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How to Grow Rose of Sharon Hibiscus

06/17/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Breathtaking large blue flowers are adorned with lacy centers to create anemone-like blooms. Each stem of this hardy Hibiscus is packed with numerous buds. This vigorous head high shrub offers late-season color for hedges…

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How to Grow Crape Myrtle

06/17/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Intense watermelon-pink, solar reds, and LED whites cover this heat-loving bloomer during the late-summer lull in the garden. Use as an accent or to cover unattractive views on a small scale. Plant where you…

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How to Grow Flowering Penta

06/17/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Pentas plants are annual mountain flowers tailor-made for butterflies. The nectar-rich flowers grow in clusters over several seasons in vibrant red, pink, and purple irresistible to butterflies. Clusters of many shallow blooms provide easy…

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How to Grow Verbena

06/17/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Gorgeous purple flowers cover this summer-long bloomer held over compact green foliage. This bloomer loves bright gardens, summer heat, and grows best in poor soils with less water. The perfect native perennial for summer-long…

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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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