Top Plants from A to O with Dazzling Foliage

08/13/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Best Types of Foliage Plants. Large leaf outdoor plants. Leafy outdoor plant names. Foliage plant care. Large leaf tropical plants. Best Plants for Colorful Foliage. Hosta Next time you hit the garden center, think…

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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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What Exactly is a Perennial Plant??

06/11/2016 Ken Davis

By  Ken Lain, the mountain gardener One of the top questions we get here at the garden center is what’s the difference between an annual and a perennial??  It causes great confusion among novice, but you will quickly become a…

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What is an Annual Flowering Plant??

05/29/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

A true annual is a plant that completes its life cycle in one year. This means it goes from seed to seed and then dies during the course of one growing season. The whole mission of an annual is to…

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What is a herbaceous perennial plant?

05/29/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

When a plant is called ‘herbaceous’, it means the core stems that hold the leaves upright during the growing season are soft, green or succulent, as opposed to the brown and woody stems of a lilac, forsythia or rose of…

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Difference between an Annual and Perennial. What’s the Difference?

08/26/2015 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What’s an annual – Colorful flowers we plant for seasonal color are primarily annuals. These plants last for one season only. There’s a reason for that. Because they bloom so heavily, and give their…

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