Fast Vegetables for Impatient Gardeners

04/06/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Impatient gardeners want vegetables that grow fast! Discouragement sets in while waiting for the tomato and pepper harvest. Supplement with these fast-growing vegetables, and you will be picking fresh vegetables in just a few…

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Help us Celebrate 60 Years of Spring

03/07/2022 Ken Davis

Meet the growers that produce Watters plants as they travel directly from the farm to share their insider tips and tricks of the trade.  This year’s newest fruit trees, roses, flower baskets, with unusual perennial colors are unveiled for the…

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9 Garden Tasks for Better Gardens this Spring

02/24/2022 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, The Mountain Gardener Spring weather signals the start of specific gardening tasks essential to maintaining a vital, healthy garden. I’m a list type of gardener, and the following is my springtime procedural list in order of personal…

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59th Spring Open House with 2021 New Plant Introductions

03/21/2021 Ken Davis

Last Weekend’s Snowstorm put a crimp in our Open House Weekend. Thanks to the Hearty Souls who braved the Elements to attend. For the rest, we are going to do it all over again this weekend. Talk directly with the…

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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. https://youtu.be/AMUQy_5I1AE

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Perennial Flowers that Show Off for Years

04/24/2020 Ken Davis

Enjoy Summer-Long Color With These Long-Blooming Favorites By Ken Lain, the mountain gardeners Beautiful spring days draw gardeners into their backyards for a soft launch away from isolation, cabin fever, and the joy of fresh air.  I am a flower…

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Top Fragrant Shrubs for Mountain Gardens

03/20/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Shrubs have many uses in a landscape, but gardeners who especially appreciate sweet-smelling plants are drawn to the most fragrant shrubs. Whether cold-hardy or tropical, bushes in this group are valued for scenting the…

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Growing Mountain Peonies that Bloom

03/12/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Perennial peonies are found growing naturally in the gardens of Europe, China, and the Western U.S.   From one corner of the globe to another, peony plants have been transplanted and admired. In China, they…

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These Garden Tasks Need Completion NOW!

02/21/2020 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, The Mountain Gardener Spring weather signals the start of specific gardening tasks that are essential to maintaining a vital, healthy garden. I’m a list type of gardener, and the following is my springtime procedural list in order…

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17 Best Landscaping Shrubs of Spring

01/09/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The trees and shrubs in a landscape are the backbones of any yard.  It would not be easy to overestimate the importance of the role they play in our landscapes. Trees are more comfortable…

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