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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5 Perennial Herbs that Come Back Every Year

07/29/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What herbs will come back every year? Perennial herbs for zone 6 and 7. What herbs are perennials? Flowering perennial herbs. Which herbs are perennials in Arizona? What herbs grow outside all year? Echinacea…

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Essential July Garden To-Do List

06/28/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener July is the ideal month to add a shade or fruit tree, a berry plant, summer flowering shrubs, and perennials to the Landscape. Plants root quickly in the warm summer soil. With the arrival…

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The 12 Perennial Flowers That Live the Longest

06/25/2021 Ken Davis

by Lisa Watters-Lain, Arizona’s garden gal It’s frustrating to design a new flowerbed around your favorite perennial flowers, like delphiniums, Shasta daisies, and pincushion flower, only to see them peter out after three or four years. Here you have a…

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Best Heat Tolerant Shrubs for Desert Landscapes

06/11/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What plants can take full sun and heat? Sun tolerant shrubs. What shrubs plants do best in full sun? Low maintenance heat drought tolerant shrubs. What is a good bush to plant in front…

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Best Perennial Flowers for June and Beyond

06/04/2021 Ken Davis

by Lisa Watters-Lain, Arizona’s garden gal Can I still plant perennials in June? What is the longest blooming perennial? What flowers bloom all summer and come back every year? There are two types of flowers,  perennials, and annuals.  Annuals bloom…

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Mosquitoes, Flies & Spiders are No Match for these Plants

05/26/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What plants keep mosquitoes and bugs away? Plants that repel aphids. Citronella plant. What plants repel bugs ants roaches? Perennial plants that repel mosquitoes. What indoor plants keep bugs away? Shade plants that repel…

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9 Flowers Hummingbirds Can’t Resist

05/19/2021 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What flowers are hummingbirds and butterflies most attracted to? Milkweed’s advantages to landscapes. What is a hummingbird’s favorite flower? What is the best hanging plant to attract hummingbirds? What shrubs attract hummingbirds? Hummingbird Recipe…

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