8 Colorful Plants for Hanging Baskets

04/22/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What are the best plants to put in a hanging basket? What are the best shade plants for containers? What are the best trailing plants?  What are the best flowers for hanging baskets in…

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Watters All Organic Potting Soil

04/29/2015 Ken Davis

Fortified with all organic fertilizer to get Prescott’s plants growing Recommended for all types of container gardens, hanging baskets, raised beds and indoor plants Mixed specifically to our local Prescott conditions for maximum efficiency in your yard Formulated for indoor…

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Rose Gardening 101

04/16/2015 Ken Davis

Tips for Choosing and Growing local Roses By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener There is no better way to enjoy the romance of a garden than by growing roses. In recent years rose gardening has been given a bad rap,…

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Jan 17 – Growing Plants Indoors – Where Inspiration Begins (Free) includes a coupon

12/29/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Growing tropical plants indoors is different in arid climates. Success is in the soil, the food, and choosing the right plants. Grow healthy houseplants in style after this class and each student receives a free coupon towards Watters 2015 pottery…

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Navigating the Spring Garden Center

11/23/2012 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Following a hard winter in our Arizona mountains, we gardeners are eager to get on with our work outdoors. With hundreds, even thousands, of tempting plant choices now in bloom at garden centers this “back to the earth” impulse can…

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The Thrill, Spill and Fill of Container Gardens

11/13/2012 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

One of the joys of any garden center is the debut of new plants. This year’s  Serenity Magic Osteospermum is one of those exciting introductions. The plant is over a foot tall and covered in cyber-bronze flowers with a vanishing…

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