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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Orchids – Floral Beauty Indoors

01/11/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Good, successful gardeners think like the plants they are growing.  This is especially true when growing orchids indoors. Orchids are native to tropic regions of Asia and Australia, such as the Himalayas and Philippines.…

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Houseplants You Can Totally Neglect

01/06/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Always forgetting to water?   These varieties are perfect matches for their absent-minded owner Succulents – These waxy, geometric beauties are certainly trendy, but not only because of their interesting shapes and hues ranging from…

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December To-Do List and Garden Tips

12/02/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The differences in altitude of our Northern Arizona gardens dictate the garden tasks for December. At higher elevations like Flagstaff, Williams, and the White Mountains there are few December gardens.  December at these elevations…

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Air Plants are Green, Unique, & LOW Maintenance

11/14/2017 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Air plants, also called tillandsias, are surprisingly easy to grow. They don’t require soil, need only moderate light, and a good soak every once-in-a-while.  The numerous varieties are beautiful with modern home décor, in…

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4 Houseplants that are Easy to Grow

01/07/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The Christmas tree came down this week, the fresh wreath withered, poinsettia’s gone, and the house is back to the way it was pre-Thanksgiving.  The house is once again clean and dull; so what’s…

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