14 Plants That Thrive in Dry Shade

06/09/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener June is “Perennial” month at the garden centers. This is when virtually every perennial is showing off and in bloom. Perennials are those flowers that come back each year with more giant flowers as…

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Ground Cover Plants That Love Shade

08/06/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener  What ground cover grows best in shade areas? What is the fastest growing ground cover plant? Full shade ground cover plants Prescott Arizona. What is the best low maintenance ground cover under trees?  Hosta Plants…

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Trees – Shady 6 for Mountain Landscapes

08/26/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener When so many days can be spent outdoors it just makes sense to plant more trees. The best time to plant a tree was 10 years ago; the next best time to plant is…

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5 Shade – Loving Vegetables to Plant Now

03/12/2015 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

All plants need some sun to grow well, and plants that produce fruits like tomatoes, cucumbers, and eggplant, really need all the sun they can get. But there are a few vegetables that tolerate and even appreciate partial shade, especially…

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Shady Plants…Yes, There Are a Few

11/14/2012 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

It’s a real challenge to find plants that thrive in the cooler, shaded areas of our arid climate. New gardeners are surprised to find that the selection of shade loving plants is limited, but the trade-off is that these plants…

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