Enjoy a Brighter Fall Garden in 5 September Steps

09/24/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What should I do to my garden in the fall? Fall vegetable gardening. When should I start my fall garden cleanup? Autumn gardening tips. How do you enrich garden soil in Autumn? Preparing the…

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Looking for New Talent – Now Hiring Key Team Members for Delivery & Planting

02/20/2018 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

We Believe in Community, Integrity, Family & Values We are looking for new talent, willing to join a team approach, work hard, enjoy fresh air and likes to work with people. Tired of serving up stale food, pushy customers and…

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Plants that Thrive in Heat

07/08/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Yes, cactus and succulents do beat the heat, and very welcome are the many new varieties of these garden work horses.  But there are many heat-tolerant plants that don’t look like they’ve been cultivated…

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Tough Flowers that are Pretty

06/07/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The word xeriscape doesn’t mean zero landscaping. Rather, it comes from the Greek word xeros,   which means dry. Flower gardeners may turn up their noses at the idea of xeriscaping, thinking they have to…

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Edible Perennials

04/22/2017 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Recent rains have caused an explosion of perennial bloomers to show off in local gardens. There are a number of perennial plants that are not only pretty but come back year after year for…

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Interrupt Winter! Court the Romance of Spring!

02/18/2017 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener             We don’t know about you, but we’re more than a little ready to put this winter behind us and get outside to our garden! About this time of…

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What Does Pea and Bean Inoculant Do?

02/01/2017 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Question: What Does Bean and Pea Inoculant Do and Is It Really Necessary? Many sources recommend using an inoculant when planting the seed of legumes beans and peas, especially when planting in cool, wet…

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Summer Monsoon ~ an ideal planting season

07/23/2016 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Happy Anniversary to Lisa, the love of my life. It was July 25, 1987 that we said “I Do”. (“Old time” wedding photos will follow on the Watters Facebook and Instagram pages later in…

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Turn to Sprouts when Weather turns Cold

10/18/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

This is a frustrating time for vegetable gardeners because the season is so short. Conveniently, November is the start of sprouting season for gardens that are relegated to the indoors. Many edible plants can be sprouted indoors and used as…

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Perfect Fall Weather is a Garden’s Best Friend

11/14/2012 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Enjoy the nice weather and complete those fall garden tasks, for the days of chilled air and a desire to stay indoors will sneak up on us gardeners. The last week of October typically sees 30-degree weather, with mountain temps…

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