Gardening for Newcomers

07/02/2022 Ken Davis

Learn all the mountain secrets to local garden success. This is an information-packed class guaranteed to increase garden blooms and fruit this year. Learn about growing zones, frost dates, soils, and more; you’ll know exactly what to do in the…

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How to Plant Stylish Succulents In Shallow Planters

07/02/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Succulents and shallow containers graced the front of garden magazines this season. Succulent plants grow low, especially indoors, and are well suited to growing in low pots. Succulent roots are compact, and the plants…

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Surprising Edible Plants for the Backyard

06/23/2022 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener This is a rather interesting list of plants used to dress up and decorate the garden, and surprisingly tasty. Indigenous people have known many of these plants since the beginning. Here are some fun…

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8 Pretty Plants with Daisy Flowers only Better

06/15/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener A favorite flower of days gone by would have to be a daisy, Bellis perennis. This happy-face flower with radiating white petals around a yellow center is still identifiable to even non-gardeners. Daisies are…

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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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Garden Reduced Stress Compares to Reading

06/02/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Nature has long been known for its relaxing qualities, as a place for humans to find tranquility, healing, and rest. Mental clarity and the feeling of reward are all associated with gardening, with the…

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Planting Fresh Fruit for a Healthier You

05/25/2022 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener On the Go Answer – Readers Digest Condensed Version of this Article Fruit trees are easy to grow in the Mountains. Apple, Pear, Peach, Plum, Apricot, Nectarine, grapes, and blueberries all grow Plant late-blooming…

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Insiders’ Secrets to Growing Tomatoes

04/21/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener With so many tomato varieties and uses in the kitchen, it’s no wonder tomatoes are one of our most popular vegetables! Watters receive a lot of customer requests for additional tips and tricks on…

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Healthy Herbs Best Grown in the Shade

04/14/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Organic herbs and vegetables are never genetically altered, grown to perfection, and picked fresh from your garden. There is nothing quite like biting into a fresh tomato warmed by the afternoon sun. Herbs are…

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Fast Vegetables for Impatient Gardeners

04/06/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Impatient gardeners want vegetables that grow fast! Discouragement sets in while waiting for the tomato and pepper harvest. Supplement with these fast-growing vegetables, and you will be picking fresh vegetables in just a few…

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