People-pleasing flowers ~ unappetizing to animals

06/02/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Not all baby bunnies are cute, especially when they eat a new Euonymous to the ground, or wipe out those pretty pansies and tulips! Jackrabbits are born with a full coat of hair and…

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Native Deer in the Garden

04/18/2017 Ken Davis Do you want to be a Mrs. Smith or a Mrs. Johnson? Read More

Nasturtiums – Edible or No??

05/09/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

All parts of nasturtiums are edible! The leaves can be used as a peppery substitute for watercress in salads and on sandwiches; the flowers make a gorgeous edible garnish for salads, hors d’oeuvres trays, and fruit salads; and unripe nasturtium seeds can…

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Never Make these Big 8 Mistakes in the Garden!

07/02/2015 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener This week’s column may be a bit hurtful to some, but your neighbors have been begging me to write this one.   You’ve seen them…you may even have one, but any of these lawn ornaments…

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Gardening with Deer and Rabbits

11/13/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

  Holiday Gift Cards Now Available Online With their large eyes, subtle colors, and graceful movements, deer really are mesmerizing to people. However, as our town grows, encounters with these majestic creatures are more frequent and…

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