How to Plant a Cactus the Easy Way

03/24/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener My love for cacti has grown, no pun intended. Planting without getting spines in your fingers is challenging when working with cacti. You’ve likely had a few pricks to your fingers and had spines…

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10 Beautifully Hideous Succulents

11/13/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Watters Garden Center is a Center for Optimism. Optimism (op·ti·mism) definition: hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something. The alternate garden definition – one who plants seed or young…

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Grow Happy Healthy Succulents

02/22/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Succulents are popular for two simple reasons: they are beautiful and nearly indestructible. They have shallow roots that form a dense mat just under the soil surface. With thick, fleshy, water-storing A fascinating variety…

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Recipes for preparing Prickly Pear Cactus Pads

05/03/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Prickly Pear Creole 2 cups of diced cactus – remove spine with a knife first 1 pound of hamburger (cooked and drained) 6 ounces of tomato paste 1 cup of water 2 diced Jalapeño pepper
s 6 1/2 ounces of canned shrimp…

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