The Most Beautiful Mountain Flowers in the Garden

05/12/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What is the most popular garden flower? Beautiful backyard flower gardens. What are the top 10 flowers? Beautiful flower garden pictures. What is the most beautiful exotic flower? Some flowers capture the imagination like…

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Ken Lain Explains Roses

03/18/2021 Ken Davis

There are Different Types of Roses, Ken explains the difference and how to decide which one is for you.

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2021 Garden Trends You’ll See at the Garden Center

02/12/2021 Ken Davis

Audible Stories provided by Signals AZClick on the 3 Dots to download and listen on the Go by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Unless you’ve been living under a rock, 2020 was an unprecedented year, to say the least. Despite…

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2020 Best Roses of the Year

05/22/2020 Ken Davis

by Lisa Watters-Lain, Arizona’s garden gal The mountains of Arizona are famous for easy-care roses.  Because of the dry air and alkaline soils we just grow a better, brighter, more fragrant rose without the disease and insect issues that plague…

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How to Grow Easy Elegance Roses

05/15/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Just plant in a sunny spot and enjoy it! We’ve married the beauty of long stem roses with the Easy-care of shrub roses for landscape color like no other plant in the backyard. Choose…

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2019 Best Roses of the Year

05/03/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Roses that grow best. Are roses easy to grow? When to buy a rose bush.  What is the prettiest rose? World’s prettiest flower this year. Do floribunda roses bloom all summer? How to keep…

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How to Prune Climbing Roses

02/27/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener We are almost finished pruning at the Lain casa.  Perennials have been cut back to the ground, fruit trees nipped and shaped, and the summer shrubs have been cut back for proper control.  Mountain…

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Super 8 Spring Blooming Shrubs

04/12/2017 admin

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Shrubs are the bones and building blocks of an exceptional landscape. Some are blessed with long bloom periods, others with flashy foliage, striking shapes, colorful winterberries for foraging birds, and some with evergreen qualities.…

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Rose Gardening 101

04/21/2016 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Mother’s Day is just three weeks away and almost all mothers love flowers, especially roses.  Watters has stocked up with hundreds upon hundreds of roses in preparation for Mother’s Day, and the choices can…

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Am I Supposed to Stop Feeding and Deadheading My Knockout Roses?

10/10/2015 Ken Davis

Yes, as a general rule of thumb, we’ll stop feeding roses as well as deadheading once we get into November. We want the roses to finish their blooming, stop growing, and begin to shut down for the winter. Leaving the…

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