When to Prune Each Plant

01/25/2019 admin

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener . . With questions about pruning flooding into the garden center, there’s no doubt that pruning is in full swing. Some homeowners new to the area are overwhelmed with where to start on a…

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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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Plants that Screen for Privacy and Sense of Seclusion

10/12/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener October is the time to plant privacy screens for the maximum growth necessary for seclusion next year.  As the autumn colors drop the last of their leaves our gardens can feel naked, but non-deciduous…

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9 Critical Tasks in the October Garden

09/25/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener It’s time to start checking off items from that fall gardening to-do list. These are things I do every fall; my aim is to complete all of them by the end of October. Today’s…

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12 Birds You Want in Your Yard

09/15/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener While birders may be delighted to see any new birds in their yards, some birds are more welcome than others because of all the good they do. Whether you’re a homeowner, gardener, or farmer…

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Ultimate Guide for Mulches

09/08/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Mulch is any material that is spread or laid over the surface of the soil as a covering. It is used to retain moisture in the soil, suppress weeds, keep the soil cool, and…

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Let Flowers Help Sell Your Home

08/25/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Of all the ways to boost your home’s curb appeal when you put it on the market, what could be quicker or less expensive than installing some colorful garden flowers? Watters Garden Center conducted…

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Gardening While Saving

08/18/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Gardening is a real hobby, and like all hobbies, it’s easy to get carried away. Even after you have the necessary tools and supplies, there are always new plants, new hats and gloves, and…

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Preventing and Reviving Drought-Stressed Plants

08/11/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Stressed plants, resultant from inadequate amounts of rain or irrigation, cause a multitude of gardening issues. Usually, the oldest leaves are the first to show symptoms of stress by yellowing, drying, and falling off…

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10 Ways to Use Rosemary from the Home Garden

07/28/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener   Rosemary is a hardy mountain evergreen shrub that’s easy to grow out of doors and even easier to use indoors.  Prized in the culinary world for its flavorful leaves, rosemary also has a…

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