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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Cashier & General Computer Whiz needed for team

02/21/2018 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

We Believe in Community, Integrity, Family and Values We are looking for new talent, willing to join a team approach, work hard, enjoy fresh air and likes to work with people. Tired of serving up stale food, pushy customers and…

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30 Garden Tips for the Next 30 Summer Days

07/01/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener These hot days of Summer, which officially started this week, may be tempting us to sit back and simply enjoy what we planted in spring.  But this is the time when we must turn…

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What is an Annual Flowering Plant??

05/29/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

A true annual is a plant that completes its life cycle in one year. This means it goes from seed to seed and then dies during the course of one growing season. The whole mission of an annual is to…

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What is a herbaceous perennial plant?

05/29/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

When a plant is called ‘herbaceous’, it means the core stems that hold the leaves upright during the growing season are soft, green or succulent, as opposed to the brown and woody stems of a lilac, forsythia or rose of…

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May Monthly Garden Calendar

05/06/2016 Ken Davis

Gardening really begins in May. Ken Lain’s Tips will help you organize your Gardening Tasks for the month specifically for our Mountain Landscape Click Here to Download

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Roses Explained – Four Major Rose Types

04/11/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Which Rose Is Right For You? Roses can be grown in any location, and there are sizes that accommodate any landscape environment. There are too many sub-varieties to show them all here, but this column has space for a list…

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Vegetable Seed – How Long do They Last?

02/29/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Storing seed is easy to keep in an air tight container out of direct sunlight.  They may not look like it, but seeds are very much alive for years to come. However they don’t remain so forever. How long seeds…

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Testing Old Seed Viability

02/29/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Most seed packets come with more seed that we can use in a season. They are easy enough to save, but few gardeners store them in ideal conditions. That means planting them the following year can be a bit disappointing.…

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When Can We Expect the First Frost?

10/15/2015 Ken Davis

  As fall comes to the mountains of Arizona, we know the first frost isn’t far behind. Ken discusses what we can expect in an excerpt from a recent Mountain Gardener Radio Show . The Mountain Gardener can be heard…

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