Tips & Tricks for New Mountain Gardeners

07/09/2021 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Gardening tips and tricks. What should you not do when gardening? Raised bed vegetable gardening for beginners. What month is best to start a garden? How to start a vegetable flower garden from scratch.…

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How to Create Drama in the Garden

03/16/2021 Ken Davis

Kevin Michels explains how to create drama in the landscape by creatively using a few selected plants and how at the end of a row to create a “Directional Plant”. https://youtu.be/-mwKTcncQOc

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The 2021 Definition of Gardening??

02/26/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Gardening ebbs and flows as a cultural topic. Since last year plants, gardens, natural and organic are part of our vocabulary. The wave is so strong you now find natural words like organic in…

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Gardening for Newcomers

02/20/2021 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, The Mountain Gardener Gardening Resources . . . Insider Tips to Mountain Gardening . . Fertilizer 4 Step Program . . . . Watering Guidelines . . . Vegetable Planting Calendar Planting Guide Mulch Plant Food Root…

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2021 Garden Trends You’ll See at the Garden Center

02/12/2021 Ken Davis

Audible Stories provided by Signals AZClick on the 3 Dots to download and listen on the Go by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Unless you’ve been living under a rock, 2020 was an unprecedented year, to say the least. Despite…

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6 Gardening Tasks You MUST Complete this Month

10/23/2020 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener October is a critical month in landscape maintenance and should not be ignored. As we transition into Autumn and the first frosts in November, these key steps keep our landscapes healthy, weed-free, and ready…

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10 Ways to an Easy Garden

09/04/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener On the Go Answer – Readers Digest-type Condensed Version of this Article Feed your soil instead of the plants with 7-4-4 All Purpose Food Use low maintenance perennials like red salvia, Russian blue sages,…

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30 Garden Tips for the Next 30 Days of Summer

06/19/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener These hot days of Summer, which officially starts this week, may be tempting us to sit back and simply enjoy what we planted in Spring. But this is the time when we must turn…

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It’s Scientific: Gardening = Centenarians!

06/11/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Could nurturing a green thumb help you live to be 100? Certain parts of the world, defined as “blue zones”, are famous for their many centenarian citizens.  Although spread across the globe, these 100-year-olds…

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Easy to Care For Beautiful Yards

06/04/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The ​Lain casa ​​is a respite where friends and family feel safe and welcomed both inside and out. Landscape ideas have come from traveling abroad, visiting botanical gardens, and sharing ideas with other gardeners.…

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