7 Flowers to Save Monarch Butterflies

05/07/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What plants and flowers do monarch butterflies prefer? What plants do monarch butterflies pollinate? Do Monarch butterflies like marigolds? Milkweed plants for monarch butterflies. How do you save a monarch butterfly from dying? Monarch…

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17 Smelly Flowers All Moms Love

05/08/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Scented flowers bring another dimension of enjoyment to the garden. Some flowers are lightly scented and need to be close to appreciate. Other plants engulf the entire yard in their perfume—think of Spring’s lilacs…

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14 Plants with Really Big Blooms

09/06/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Some flowers are just bigger, brighter, and showier than others. In this issue, we have each of the four Prescott seasons covered for flowers that show off in late winter right through the end…

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Why Flowers Die and What to Do to Prevent It

04/26/2019 admin

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener At the Lain casa flowers have been planted and are filling in quickly.  Take a look at the Pinterest Board to see this year’s gardens.  It’s nice to pass from the drab gardens of…

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Fragrant Rosemary to Grow Indoors or Out

03/26/2016 Ken Davis

Rosemary is a natural for hot sunny gardens.  Originating in the hills surrounding the Mediterranean, there are varieties that are equally at home in our mountain gardens.  If you have struggled with a not-so-green thumb, a type of this fragrant…

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