Flowers, Herbs, and Veggies You Can Plant in January

01/04/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener January isn’t thought of as a prime gardening month in Northern Arizona. Gardeners in Southern Arizona know it’s the perfect time for cool-season vegetables and flowers. It is warm enough to direct sow much…

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9 Places for the Best Desert Groundcovers

12/15/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What are the best ground cover plants for desert landscapes? Drought tolerant ground cover you can walk on. Where should you plant ground cover? Arizona ground cover plants. Xeriscape ground cover Neon Sedum Creeping…

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Wildflowers for Christmas & Other Gifts for Gardeners

12/08/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener How do you grow wildflowers from seed? When should wildflower seeds be planted? How do you plant wildflower seed? Gift ideas for gardeners. The best wildflower seed mixes. Watters gift cards as stocking stuffers.…

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34 Perennials to Cut Back in Fall & How to Grow Them

11/02/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What perennials should not be cut back in the autumn? Pruning Perennials. Should all perennials be cut back in the fall? Can you cut back perennials before frost? When should perennials be cut back…

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9 Outdoor Plants That Thrive Indoors

10/22/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What outside plants can be grown indoors? Outdoor plants for a balcony. Best indoor plants. Can outdoor plants survive indoors? What indoor plants can go outside? Top 10 indoor plants. Indoor Geraniums It’s a…

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11 Fall Tips for Better Gardens

10/15/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Flowers to plant in fall for spring. Preparing gardens for Autumn. How to enrich a garden in fall? When to clean up the garden. What should I put on my garden in the fall?…

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Insider Secrets Your Landscaper Won’t Share

10/06/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What is the first thing to do when landscaping? Landscaping tips for beginners. How can I make my landscaping look professional? Landscaping tips for natural curb appeal. Landscaping advice near me. Readers Digest Condensed…

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8 1/2 Steps to DIY Landscapes

09/16/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What are the steps to landscape design? How to landscape a front yard. How do I design my own landscape? Step by step landscaping. Landscape steps on a slope. How do you start landscaping…

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Top Plants from A to O with Dazzling Foliage

08/13/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Best Types of Foliage Plants. Large leaf outdoor plants. Leafy outdoor plant names. Foliage plant care. Large leaf tropical plants. Best Plants for Colorful Foliage. Hosta Next time you hit the garden center, think…

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Ground Cover Plants That Love Shade

08/06/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener  What ground cover grows best in shade areas? What is the fastest growing ground cover plant? Full shade ground cover plants Prescott Arizona. What is the best low maintenance ground cover under trees?  Hosta Plants…

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