How to Grow an Evergreen Arizona Cypress

11/23/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener A valid Arizona native growing naturally at the 3500 to 6000-foot elevation, the Arizona Cypress is collected by conifer lovers around the globe. It is an exceptional choice for xeriscape and desert landscaping for…

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Best Hypoallergenic Trees for Allergy Sufferers

11/03/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Allergy sufferers know the symptoms: Runny nose, Coughing and sneezing, Nasal congestion, Itchy nose, eyes, and throat. Autumn Ragweed gets most of the attention in the fall, but landscape trees are even be a…

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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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Dramatic Weeping Trees for Any Garden

03/16/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Redbud The branches of a weeping tree gracefully flow and draw style into your garden. Many weeping varieties have “pendulum” or “pendula” in their name, stemming from the Latin pendula, meaning “hang down.” Weeping…

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7 Trees With Brilliant Fall Color + Bonus

10/27/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What trees have the prettiest fall colors? Fall color trees zone 7. What trees turn bright red in the fall? Small trees with fall color. What trees turn bright orange in the fall? What…

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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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Enjoy a Brighter Fall Garden in 5 September Steps

09/24/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What should I do to my garden in the fall? Fall vegetable gardening. When should I start my fall garden cleanup? Autumn gardening tips. How do you enrich garden soil in Autumn? Preparing the…

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Best Landscape Trees by All Four Seasons

08/25/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What are the best trees for landscaping? Popular ornamental trees. What types of trees grow all year round? Best trees for backyard. What are the best trees to plant in a small front yard?…

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The Best Small Trees for Tiny Yards

03/26/2021 Ken Davis

11 of the Best Trees for Small Yards. Dwarf trees landscaping. Dwarf Trees and Shrubs under 10 feet tall. Dwarf flowering ornamental trees. Fast-growing small trees. Dwarf Trees under 15 feet. Small Trees For Modern Yards Ken Lain, the mountain…

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8 Flowering Trees for March Planting

03/05/2021 Ken Davis

What kind of trees grow in mountain landscapes? List of flowering trees with pictures. What is the most beautiful flowering tree? Small flowering trees. Which trees can be seen in full bloom? What flowering trees bloom the longest? by Ken…

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