17 Smelly Flowers All Moms Love

05/08/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Scented flowers bring another dimension of enjoyment to the garden. Some flowers are lightly scented and need to be close to appreciate. Other plants engulf the entire yard in their perfume—think of Spring’s lilacs…

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These Garden Tasks Need Completion NOW!

02/21/2020 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, The Mountain Gardener Spring weather signals the start of specific gardening tasks that are essential to maintaining a vital, healthy garden. I’m a list type of gardener, and the following is my springtime procedural list in order…

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Plants for Rock Gardens?

08/14/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Stones in the garden are pretty, but their colors and forms emerge dramatically when low growing, drought-tough plants are added amongst them. There are many plants that will grow between rocks, but these rockery…

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Mediterranean Flowers that Thrive Locally

04/12/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The mountains of Arizona have so many sunny days with moderate temperatures that people rarely need to wear more than light jackets.  Mild winters and dry hot summers, both with low humidity and irregular…

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