Beginner’s Guide to Container Gardens

07/13/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Before you plant a container garden, you need only four things: a container, soil, plants, and water. It can be that simple. Of course, things can get a bit complicated when keeping your plants…

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Blooming Plants that Flow Out of Containers

05/15/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener While tall plants that thrill the senses might be where you start with a container garden, they aren’t the most critical bloom in the pot. Plants that flow, spill and erupt out of your…

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Advanced Container Designs

03/30/2019 Ken Davis

The right container with the right plants can bring a space in the landscape from so-so to stunning. Lisa Lain, owner of Watters Garden Center, has been creating container designs for decades.  Her 3-step program puts the floral style back…

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Purses and Totes Turned Planters

02/15/2019 Ken Davis

by Lisa Watters-Lain, Arizona’s Garden Gal Unusual containers are gardening fun.  Heading to a thrift store to hunt down the perfect planters on the cheap and then figuring out how to use them is a fun way to spend an…

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