Joyful Blooming Evergreens of Spring

02/16/2024 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Evergreen shrubs with fragrant spring flowers are timeless favorites when creating a vibrant and inviting garden landscape. These local favorites provide year-round foliage and burst into captivating blooms when spring arrives, infusing the air…

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10 1/2 Evergreen Shrubs for a Greener Winter

11/07/2023 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Autumn colors are spectacular. The colors and textures are unique to the four seasons of the mountain west. As we wrap up the last Autumn leaves, the landscape can feel naked and bare. Deciduous…

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Dynamic Dozen Evergreen Ground Cover Plants

02/16/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Evergreen groundcovers benefit your garden in two ways, each of which has significant value even when found separately on plants! Evergreen foliage provides visual interest every month of the year. Evergreen groundcovers lower yard…

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How to Grow Camellias

11/01/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Vivid rose-colored blossoms reach 2-3 inches wide with petals radiating out from a center of contrasting golden stamens. Ice Angle Camellia deserves front yard stature or admired on a patio or deck. Brings glossy…

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How to Grow Heath

02/24/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener This impressive bloomer is covered with flowers late Winter through Spring. Animal resistive with fragrance all pollinators adore. A knee-high evergreen is super easy to care for in the ground or containers. The evergreen…

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How to Grow Calgary Carpet Juniper

02/10/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Rich green mounds of juniper beauty only grow ankle-high for the perfect mountain ground cover. An ideal choice for low water, low care erosion control on natural banks where monsoon run-off is a problem.…

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9 Evergreen Shrubs Planted in February for Small Gardens

02/05/2021 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 the yard? Well, you shouldn’t. There are plenty of lush bushes…

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Evergreens Make A Garden Look Better

01/29/2021 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener On the Go Answer Condensed Version of this Article Boxwood is best planted in late winter through spring The perfect evergreen for short hedges and sculptured topiary Boxwood are drought hardy, so make sure…

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How to Grow Evergreen Yew Shrub

12/30/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Yews, Taxus, plants are conifers, so they produce cones, along with red berries. They feature evergreen needles in two primary forms, a spreading shrub or a tall columnar tree. They have a relatively fast…

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How to Grow Evergreen Boxwood Shrub

12/30/2020 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Winter Gem Boxwood The Buxus genus includes about 70 species of slow-growing broadleaf evergreens. Most varieties used in mountain landscaping are dwarf varieties. These dwarf boxwood shrubs are prized for their densely packed, light-green…

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