Time for Evergreen-Style Containers

10/18/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Lisa and I have been dressing up our tired, overgrown outdoor pots.  Their plants had stopped blooming weeks ago, were badly overgrown and in need of haircuts.  In just a half day of gardening…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Container Gardening

07/14/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Before you plant a container garden, there are only four things you need: a container, soil, plants, and water. It can be that simple.  Of course, things can get a bit complicated when keeping…

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Determinate and Indeterminate Tomato Varieties?

06/23/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener One of the classifications you often see on a tomato plant or packet of tomato seed is ‘Determinate’ or ‘Indeterminate’. In a nutshell, these terms describe whether the actual plant grows like a bush…

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Flower Power “It’s like a Snickers Bar for Your Plants”

04/13/2018 Ken Davis

                                                                  Good for           …

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Beloved Basil – the Most Popular Herb in the Garden

04/09/2018 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

There’s a reason basil is so popular . . . it’s delicious! There are many known species of basil, but Ocimum basilicum, also known as Sweet Basil or Genovese Basil, is the most commonly grown. Basils are enjoyed for their rich,…

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Plant Foods Simplified Locally

02/27/2018 Ken Davis

by Lisa Watters-Lain,  Arizona’s garden gal When walking down the fertilizer aisle at Watters Garden Center or any home improvement store you can’t help notice the dizzying the array of plant food. You’ll see bags and bottles, powders and granules,…

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Cashier & General Computer Whiz needed for team

02/21/2018 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

We Believe in Community, Integrity, Family and Values We are looking for new talent, willing to join a team approach, work hard, enjoy fresh air and likes to work with people. Tired of serving up stale food, pushy customers and…

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Picture Perfect Pottery Gardens

08/19/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Picking the perfect pot: Container gardens can add a creative punch of color, elegance, and/or drama to your landscape. As with statuary and garden art, container gardens are the accent pieces in our gardens.…

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July is National Blueberry Month

07/18/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener July is National Blueberry Month, and also the month to add new blueberry plants to mountain gardens. Blueberry plants bring many attractive stages to a landscape. They are beautiful blue-foliaged plants with stunning bell-shaped…

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10 Ways to Use Rosemary from the Garden

06/30/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Rosemary is a hardy mountain evergreen shrub that’s easy to grow outside and even easier to use inside.  Prized in the culinary world for its flavorful leaves Rosemary also has a fragrance and early…

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