The Most Beautiful Mountain Flowers in the Garden

04/09/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What is the most popular garden flower? Beautiful backyard flower gardens. What are the top 10 flowers? Beautiful flower garden pictures. What is the most beautiful exotic flower? Some flowers capture the imagination like…

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How to Grow Blanket Flower and Gaillardia

04/06/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The perfect mountain perennial with huge fiery flowers on a compact plant. She loves the heat and super drought hardy. You can count on this bloomer to show off all summer long in raised…

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How to Grow Columbine

04/06/2021 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Song Bird Columbine This graceful beauty dances in the shade of the garden, holding it’s head high smiling back at you.   Few Plants stand so bright in the cooler parts of the garden.  This…

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How to Grow Candytuft

04/06/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Masses of fragrant white blooms cover mounds of green foliage. Extreme heat and cold tolerant, this award-winner repeatedly blooms without deadheading for super easy care. Butterflies, Bees, and Hummingbirds are going to love your…

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10 Mountain Plants Hard to Kill in the Garden

03/19/2021 Ken Davis

The best outdoor potted plants. Flowers that are hard to kill. Outdoor plants that don’t need much care. Low-maintenance outdoor plants. Unkillable outdoor plants. What plants are easy to grow outside? Plants for people with black thumbs. by Ken Lain,…

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How to Grow Peony

02/17/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the Mountain Gardener Your grandmother would fall in love with these larger varieties with so many colors to choose from. There’s nothing like the enormous flowers to add vibrant stunning pops of color. Lovely springtime blooms are…

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9 Evergreen Shrubs Planted in February for Small Gardens

02/05/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener When you think of small evergreen shrubs, do you have an image in your mind of small, rather uninteresting lumps of green dotting the yard? Well, you shouldn’t. There are plenty of lush bushes…

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Evergreens Make A Garden Look Better

01/29/2021 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener On the Go Answer Condensed Version of this Article Boxwood is best planted in late winter through spring The perfect evergreen for short hedges and sculptured topiary Boxwood are drought hardy, so make sure…

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5 Mountain Herbs You Only Plant Once

09/24/2020 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Echinacea As we begin the ‘Fall Garden Season’ organic herbs and autumn vegetables overflow the garden center. This week’s column features the best herbs for your garden and the distinguishing characteristics of each. Deer,…

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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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