34 Perennials to Cut Back in Fall & How to Grow Them

11/02/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What perennials should not be cut back in the autumn? Pruning Perennials. Should all perennials be cut back in the fall? Can you cut back perennials before frost? When should perennials be cut back…

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7 Trees With Brilliant Fall Color + Bonus

10/27/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What trees have the prettiest fall colors? Fall color trees zone 7. What trees turn bright red in the fall? Small trees with fall color. What trees turn bright orange in the fall? What…

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11 Fall Tips for Better Gardens

10/15/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Flowers to plant in fall for spring. Preparing gardens for Autumn. How to enrich a garden in fall? When to clean up the garden. What should I put on my garden in the fall?…

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Best Vegetables to Grow in a Fall Garden

09/03/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener There are lots of vegetables that grow well through the cool autumn weather. Some plants need longer days and a bit warmer soil to really get started, but all produce through the end of…

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Showy Shrubs of Autumn

10/31/2020 Ken Davis

Shrubs are the backbone of good design. They provide essential structure, beauty, fragrance, and color with a great variety of shapes. Rock landscapes without shrubs tend to look strange, immature and lacking. Learn how to use shrubs to create simple…

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Fall Containers that Bloom like Crazy!

10/17/2020 Ken Davis

After this class, you’ll have what it takes to design great container gardens that sparkle in the afternoon heat. Learn about proper watering, the best foods, companion plants, and more. Everyone is going to comment on your potting success! Bring…

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Autumn Colors Best Enjoyed at Home

10/10/2020 Ken Davis

Landscapes in autumn can be stunning, but only with proper planning. This easy-care advice will bring the silver and blues out of the evergreens, showcasing brilliant bright foliage and crazy colored flowers. Make this the brightest fall of all!

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Fall ‘To-do‘ list for a Healthy Yard

10/03/2020 Ken Davis

Get the most out of your landscape with this easy to use checklist of fall care. Bring the color out of your fall gardens, reduce bugs next spring, or simply put your landscape to bed with these easy to use…

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How to Grow Mums

09/30/2020 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Mums are as ubiquitous in Autumn as pumpkins during the fall harvest. You find them everywhere and anywhere from supermarkets, gas stations to the garden center. You need to know mums are incredibly easy…

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Why it is Necessary to Rake Leaves

10/31/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Many gardeners ask if it is necessary to rake leaves off of lawns or out of the gardens.  Some leaves, such as those from red maple trees, are stunning lying on the ground and…

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