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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Flowers for Backyard Parties that Fight Back Insects

05/13/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What plants do not attract bugs? Flowers that don’t attract bugs. Do marigolds repel insects? Plants that repel bugs. What plants are good to keep mosquitoes and flies away? Insect repellent plants vegetable garden.…

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7 Flowers to Save Monarch Butterflies

05/07/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What plants and flowers do monarch butterflies prefer? What plants do monarch butterflies pollinate? Do Monarch butterflies like marigolds? Milkweed plants for monarch butterflies. How do you save a monarch butterfly from dying? Monarch…

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2021 Roses Best in Show

04/30/2021 Ken Davis

Roses with the most fragrance. Rose winners that grow best. Are roses easy to grow? When to buy a rose bush. What is the prettiest rose? World’s most beautiful flower this year. Do floribunda roses bloom all summer? How to…

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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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