Best Evergreen Shrubs for Small Gardens

02/08/2019 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 a landscape? Well, you shouldn’t. There are plenty of lush bushes…

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Blackberry Black Satin

02/06/2019 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

This thornless, heat tolerant blackberry is a prolific producer of deliciously sweet and juicy, deep blue-black berries – that can be harvested without getting pricked by thorns! Small, soft pink flowers appear on second year wood, the semi-erect canes yielding…

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Looking for New Talent – Now Hiring Key Team Members for Delivery & Planting

02/20/2018 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

We Believe in Community, Integrity, Family & 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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Arizona Trivia

12/29/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Arizona has 3,928 mountain peaks and summits, more mountains than any one of the other Mountain States (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming). All New England plus the state of Pennsylvania would fit…

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Plants that Thrive in Heat

07/08/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Yes, cactus and succulents do beat the heat, and very welcome are the many new varieties of these garden work horses.  But there are many heat-tolerant plants that don’t look like they’ve been cultivated…

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Native Deer in the Garden

04/18/2017 Ken Davis Do you want to be a Mrs. Smith or a Mrs. Johnson? Read More

Growing Tomato Plants from Seed

02/03/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener I long have had garden success by putting started tomato plants in my garden rather than sowing seed directly into the soil.  This technic also guarantees I’ll be picking fresh juicy vegetables 2-6 weeks…

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Pruning Advice

01/21/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener With questions about pruning flooding into the garden center, there’s no doubt that pruning is in full swing.  Some homeowners/gardeners new to the area are overwhelmed with where to start on a landscape that…

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4 Houseplants that are Easy to Grow

01/07/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The Christmas tree came down this week, the fresh wreath withered, poinsettia’s gone, and the house is back to the way it was pre-Thanksgiving.  The house is once again clean and dull; so what’s…

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Ice Melters Fatal to Plants

01/05/2017 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Mountain snow keeps the forest healthy and strong, but ice melt products used to control it in or near our gardens can be dangerous to humans and our plants.  Pets and birds can also…

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