9 Houseplants that Make a Kitchen Statement

10/01/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Add color, purify the air, and pick fresh produce year-round. Which indoor plant is good for the kitchen? Tall plants for the kitchen. Best plants for kitchen feng shui. Indoor plants that don’t need…

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Mosquitoes, Flies & Spiders are No Match for these Plants

05/26/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What plants keep mosquitoes and bugs away? Plants that repel aphids. Citronella plant. What plants repel bugs ants roaches? Perennial plants that repel mosquitoes. What indoor plants keep bugs away? Shade plants that repel…

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Flowers for Backyard Parties that Fight Back Insects

05/13/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What plants do not attract bugs? Flowers that don’t attract bugs. Do marigolds repel insects? Plants that repel bugs. What plants are good to keep mosquitoes and flies away? Insect repellent plants vegetable garden.…

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9 Plants that Repel Mosquitoes, Flies & Spiders

07/23/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener On the Go Answer – Readers Digest-type Condensed Version of this Article Use Plants around patios, decks, and doors to repel insects. Moist foliage of herbal plants releases essential oils that repel bugs. Mosquitoes…

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Thuricide BT

07/16/2020 Ken Davis

A liquid formulation of bacteria. Controls caterpillars, loopers, cabbageworms, hornworms, leaf folders, and leaf rollers. Won’t harm beneficial insects.

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Revitalize Bio Fungicide

07/16/2020 Ken Davis

A high potency biofungicide/bactericide that controls blight, molds, rots, spots, and mildews on vegetables, fruits, nuts, ornamentals, lawns, houseplants, and tropical plants grown inside and out. This organic gardening product may be used right up to the day of harvest.

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Top 10 Houseplant Pests and How to Fight Back

01/02/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Plants are a natural home addition as the holiday decorations are boxed and stored for another year. After the last cookie, cakes, gelt, and fudge are devoured for the season, the house can feel…

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Gardening Tips for Year’s End

11/22/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The days grow short as we move into the last of the 2019 gardening season. This is a time to relax, sip tea while warming our feet by the fire, and reflect on our…

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8 Essentials to a Healthy Autumn Landscape

10/02/2019 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener It definitely feels like Autumn in the Lain gardens. We haven’t lit the pilot light on the fireplace, but there is a chill in the air every morning. There are a few things I…

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March Gardening Tasks Need Completion NOW!

03/29/2019 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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