Experience the Joy of Growing Your Own Fruit Trees for Better Health

01/31/2024 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener On the Go Answer – Readers Digest Condensed Version of this Article Fruit trees are easy to grow in the Mountains. Apple, pear, peach, plums, apricot, nectarine, grapes, and blueberries all grow locally. Plant…

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Cocktails in the Garden

10/05/2022 Ken Davis

Raise the bar with garden-fresh ingredients that transform cocktails into signature drinks by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Cheers! Drinks made with just-picked herbs, fruit, and vegetables as flavorings are the toast of the party season, whether made with alcohol…

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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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Plants Rabbits and Deer Hate

06/26/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Not all baby bunnies are cute, especially when they eat a newly planted euonymus to the ground, or wipe out those pretty pansies and tulips! Jackrabbits are born with a full coat of hair…

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12 Annual Flowers To Thrive in Full Sunlight

07/05/2019 admin

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener If you have a sunny spot in the yard that looks perfect for a flower garden, make sure you choose plants that thrive in the hot sun without a lot of extra care. This…

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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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