Purses and Totes Turned Planters

02/15/2019 Ken Davis

by Lisa Watters-Lain, Arizona’s Garden Gal Unusual containers are gardening fun.  Heading to a thrift store to hunt down the perfect planters on the cheap and then figuring out how to use them is a fun way to spend an…

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Houseplants with the Most Fragrance

02/01/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Wet dog, funky socks, musty books, and the ever-present smell of teenage boys is more than any home needs.  Houseplants get a lot of lip service for their air-cleaning properties, but let’s face it,…

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Ten Most Popular Houseplants!

01/03/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener There is a seemingly cavernous void in the living room when the Christmas tree and holiday greens are taken down for another year.  There’s a simple solution to this annual letdown:  Ring in the…

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10 Most Popular Houseplants!

01/02/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener There is a seemingly cavernous void in the living room when the Christmas tree and holiday greens are taken down for another year.  There’s a simple solution to this annual letdown:  Ring in the…

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6 Gardening Tips for Year’s End

12/21/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The days grow short as we move into the last of the 2018 gardening season. This is the time when gardeners like to relax, sip some tea while warming our feet by the fire,…

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Extraordinary Succulents Grown Indoors

11/11/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The jade plant you grandmother grew is so yesterday. The popularity of succulent plants has exploded in recent years, due not only to the low care requirements of these sun lovers but also because…

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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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Houseplant Tour

01/25/2018 Ken Davis

The houseplant room at the Garden Center looks more like a jungle there are so many new plants. Never seen an Airplant, listen to Ella explain why you might want to add some to your indoor space. Then take a…

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Best and Most Beautiful Houseplants

01/25/2018 Ken Davis

We believe plants make people happier, and not just outside our homes, but inside, too! Houseplants brighten our homes and our lives, and even clean the air we breathe, but not all are created equal when growing in an arid…

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Plants that Promote Better Sleep

01/20/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener There is no question that proper sleep hygiene is essential for optimal brain function. Perpetually debated is the precise number of hours we should sleep to feel our very best, a number that varies…

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