Top 10 Yellow-Flowering Plants for Your Garden

09/16/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Yellow flowers bring sunshine to a landscape, even on a cloudy monsoon day. There is room in virtually any garden for the many shades of yellow from spring bulbs, showy shrubs, and perennial wildflowers.…

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Plants with Fun Fragrant Foilage

09/02/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Surprises abound in the gardens when it comes to uplifting scents. Brushing up against a Scented Geranium as it fills the patio with the taste of citrus. These plants not only smell great but…

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6 Plants Irresistible to Butterflies

07/28/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener How to attract more butterflies into the gardens was this week’s most-asked question from friends, family, and garden center customers. Because butterflies have their favorite foods, the answer is the same whether you are…

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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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Growing Brighter Garden Hydrangeas

05/18/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Do hydrangeas like more sun or shade? How to grow hydrangeas in pots.What is the best way to grow hydrangeas? How to grow hydrangeas in Arizona. Are hydrangeas easy to grow? Can hydrangeas grow…

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10 Easy-to-Grow Plants Anyone Can Grow

03/24/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Mountain landscapes offer diverse four seasons of tremendous plants. Because of the cool summers, you have far more choices the desert dwellers only dream of. It can be overwhelming with where to start. Start…

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9 Places for the Best Desert Groundcovers

12/15/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What are the best ground cover plants for desert landscapes? Drought tolerant ground cover you can walk on. Where should you plant ground cover? Arizona ground cover plants. Xeriscape ground cover Neon Sedum Creeping…

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Top 10 Evergreen Shrubs of Winter +

11/10/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What shrubs look good in the winter? List of evergreen shrubs with pictures. What shrubs stay green all winter? Hardy winter shrubs. What shrubs don’t lose their leaves in winter? Do evergreen shrubs grow…

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11 Fall Tips for Better Gardens

10/15/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Flowers to plant in fall for spring. Preparing gardens for Autumn. How to enrich a garden in fall? When to clean up the garden. What should I put on my garden in the fall?…

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Insider Secrets Your Landscaper Won’t Share

10/06/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What is the first thing to do when landscaping? Landscaping tips for beginners. How can I make my landscaping look professional? Landscaping tips for natural curb appeal. Landscaping advice near me. Readers Digest Condensed…

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