Top 10 Yellow-Flowering Plants for Your Garden

09/16/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Yellow flowers bring sunshine to a landscape, even on a cloudy monsoon day. There is room in virtually any garden for the many shades of yellow from spring bulbs, showy shrubs, and perennial wildflowers.…

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Allergy Free Flowers for Summer Gardens

07/20/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The mountains of Arizona are at the peak of the planting season. The start of summer offers even brighter flowers than spring, and Watters Garden Center is fully stocked with these summer lovers. Flowers…

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14 Plants That Thrive in Dry Shade

06/09/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener June is “Perennial” month at the garden centers. This is when virtually every perennial is showing off and in bloom. Perennials are those flowers that come back each year with more giant flowers as…

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Getting the Most Out of Annual Flowers

03/30/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Readers Digest Condensed Version of this Article Look for young, bushy plants just starting to set flowers. Get them in containers or the ground ASAP. Water immediately after planting. Feed every 2-Weeks with Flower…

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10 Easy-to-Grow Plants Anyone Can Grow

03/24/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Mountain landscapes offer diverse four seasons of tremendous plants. Because of the cool summers, you have far more choices the desert dwellers only dream of. It can be overwhelming with where to start. Start…

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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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The 12 Perennial Flowers That Live the Longest

06/25/2021 Ken Davis

by Lisa Watters-Lain, Arizona’s garden gal It’s frustrating to design a new flowerbed around your favorite perennial flowers, like delphiniums, Shasta daisies, and pincushion flower, only to see them peter out after three or four years. Here you have a…

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12 Pretty Plants With Daisy Flowers

06/17/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Flowers that look like daisies. What plants go well with daisies? Plants that look good all year round? Perennial daisies bloom all summer. What are colorful daisies called? White daisy-like flower with yellow center.…

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Rabbit Proof Plants for Mountain Gardens

10/02/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Not all baby bunnies are cute, especially when they eat a new Euonymus to the ground or wipe out those pretty pansies and tulips! Jackrabbits are born with a full coat of hair and…

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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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