Shift Summer Plants to Fall

09/01/2012 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

It is cool enough now that our gardens should shift from summer flowering plants that bloom only until Halloween to the fall varieties that will continue their bloom well past Thanksgiving. Fortunately, the first of the fall flowers were harvested…

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Summer Herbs Can Be Preserved and Enjoyed Well Into Winter

08/13/2011 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

If you overlooked herbs when planting your garden this spring, it’s not too late to add them to your beds. Summer in the mountains is a great time to plant herbs because they love the combination of warm weather and…

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Weeds and Aspens: Stars of Monsoon Madness

08/06/2011 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

The first day of school usually ushers in nurserymen’s harvests of early fall crops. So, watch for the dusty millers and luscious snapdragons and dianthus that are the openers of this ‘tidal wave’ of autumn beauties. Their eye-catching colors are…

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