Holiday Evergreens That Hide the Neighbors

12/01/2022 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Now is the time to plant privacy screens for maximum growth and seclusion in spring. Without strategically placed evergreens in the yard, it can feel as if prying eyes are looking right into your…

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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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Gorgeous Houseplants the LOVE the Dark

10/27/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Adding plants is my favorite way to add life to any room. Having plants indoors makes everything feel lighter, brighter, and more alive. Houseplants add color and texture, purify the air, and look nice.…

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The Trick to Healthier Houseplants

09/29/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Repotting is an essential part of healthy houseplants. Signs you need to repot your plant are: Roots protrude from the bottom of the pot. The plant stops growing or becomes limp. The plant is…

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A Tribute to Our Founder Harold Watters

02/24/2022 Ken Davis

Harold Leroy Watters Harold Leroy Watters, 84, beloved father, husband, and great-grandfather ascended heaven-bound with his Lord and Savior on February 15, 2022.In Wellington, Ohio, Harold was born to doting parents Richard and Edna Watters on March 17, 1937. His…

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Dynamic Dozen Evergreen Ground Cover Plants

02/16/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Evergreen groundcovers benefit your garden in two ways, each of which has significant value even when found separately on plants! Evergreen foliage provides visual interest every month of the year. Evergreen groundcovers lower yard…

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8 Beautiful Houseplants that Thrive in Water

02/09/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Children find particular joy in plunking a carrot top in a dish of water and watching leafy greens emerge from the top days later? Growing houseplants in water twist the same idea for grownups.…

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Best Annuals to Grow from Seed

02/02/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener A handful of flower seeds starts an entire garden full of color, fragrance, butterflies, and joy. Starting seeds in the garden is easy, though it does require some planning and patience. The seed shortage…

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5 Ways Houseplants Improve Your Mental Health

01/12/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener There is a good reason those fiddle leaf figs are flying off the shelves. Houseplants are a boon for your mental health. Especially during these socially-deprived and tumultuous times midst COVID, civil unrest, and…

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