2 Things Rookie Gardeners Do to Houseplants

11/09/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener There are no silly questions when it comes to gardening. We are on this journey together; some have more experience than the Rookies just starting out. That’s why two decades of garden articles, radio…

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Gorgeous Houseplants the LOVE the Dark

10/27/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Adding plants is my favorite way to add life to any room. Having plants indoors makes everything feel lighter, brighter, and more alive. Houseplants add color and texture, purify the air, and look nice.…

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The Trick to Healthier Houseplants

09/29/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Repotting is an essential part of healthy houseplants. Signs you need to repot your plant are: Roots protrude from the bottom of the pot. The plant stops growing or becomes limp. The plant is…

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Rare Houseplants Attract New #PlantParents

08/12/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Prescott, Arizona has experienced a garden renaissance of new gardeners hungry for local content and an ever-diverse choice of plant options. #Plantparents of the rarest houseplants lead this new generation of gardeners. “We find…

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Houseplants with Surprising Benefits

07/14/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Houseplants are just what the doctor ordered, from young retirees moving into their dream home to those able to work from anywhere, spending more time at home. Interior landscaping, what professionals call decorating with…

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8 Beautiful Houseplants that Thrive in Water

02/09/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Children find particular joy in plunking a carrot top in a dish of water and watching leafy greens emerge from the top days later? Growing houseplants in water twist the same idea for grownups.…

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6 Insider Tips for Healthier Winter Houseplants

01/19/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Your houseplants aren’t immune to life-threatening challenges in winter, even though they live in your temperature-controlled climate. Indoor plants are affected by temperature fluctuation from daytime heat to evening chill, dry air, short days,…

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5 Ways Houseplants Improve Your Mental Health

01/12/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener There is a good reason those fiddle leaf figs are flying off the shelves. Houseplants are a boon for your mental health. Especially during these socially-deprived and tumultuous times midst COVID, civil unrest, and…

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Better Humidity for Healthier Houseplants

01/10/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener How do I keep my indoor plants humid? How to naturally humidify my plants. What is the healthiest indoor humidity? Best temperature and humidity for plants. How to increase humidity for plants without a…

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Top 10 Houseplants for a Healthier New Year

12/21/2021 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Today’s ultra-efficient homes seal outside air from penetrating their interiors, thus recirculating inside air without added freshness. A three-month-old air filter cleans only so many particles before choking on its own dust. We won’t…

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