How to Grow Clematis

08/17/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener This Vine Is Known for Its Bold, Richly-Colored Flowers With its big, richly-colored flowers, The President clematis offers great aesthetic value for its looks, alone. But as a fast-growing vine that can be trained to grow…

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Growing Brighter Garden Hydrangeas

05/18/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Do hydrangeas like more sun or shade? How to grow hydrangeas in pots.What is the best way to grow hydrangeas? How to grow hydrangeas in Arizona. Are hydrangeas easy to grow? Can hydrangeas grow…

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How to Prune Hydrangeas

05/17/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What month do you cut hydrangeas back? When and how do you prune hydrangeas? What happens if you don’t cut back hydrangeas? Should you cut old blooms off hydrangeas? Hydrangeas make beautiful focal points…

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How to Grow California Poppy

04/22/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener California poppy, Eschscholzia californica, are vibrant little flowers that grow in vacant lots and roadsides with no care. California poppies bloom throughout the mountains of Arizona in late Spring to early Summer. These festive…

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A Healthy Evergreen Anyone Can Grow

03/04/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Its Latin name, Rosmarinus officinalis, means ‘dew of the sea,’ most associated with healthy Mediterranean cooking. Imagine tumbling Rosemary growing over a wall and spreading across a desert rock lawn. Ideally, this rugged mountain…

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How to Grow and Prune Bloomerang Lilac

04/06/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Bloomerang Lilac is exactly as the name infers, a pulsating bloomer the comes back into bloom several times each year. The fragrance will remind you of visits to Grandmother’s house. A truly outstanding lilac…

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How to Grow Blanket Flower and Gaillardia

04/06/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The perfect mountain perennial with huge fiery flowers on a compact plant. She loves the heat and super drought hardy. You can count on this bloomer to show off all summer long in raised…

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How to Grow Columbine

04/06/2021 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Song Bird Columbine This graceful beauty dances in the shade of the garden, holding it’s head high smiling back at you.   Few Plants stand so bright in the cooler parts of the garden.  This…

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How to Grow Candytuft

04/06/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Masses of fragrant white blooms cover mounds of green foliage. Extreme heat and cold tolerant, this award-winner repeatedly blooms without deadheading for super easy care. Butterflies, Bees, and Hummingbirds are going to love your…

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How to Grow and Care for Lilac

04/02/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The fragrance will remind you of visits to Grandmother’s house. A truly outstanding lilac for the large flowers and captivating fragrance, and super easy to grow. She is in a class by herself, even…

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