Ken Lain – The Mountain Gardener

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

How to Grow Pretty Poinsettias – Ken Lain

Next to a living Christmas tree, nothing says Christmas like poinsettias. Watters has dozens of colors ranging from traditional shades of red, pink, and white to burgundy, peach, striped, and freckled. They add a festive splash of color to every room and every décor. Perfect as a centerpiece, around the hearth where holiday spirits need

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

How to Grow an Evergreen Arizona Cypress – Ken Lain

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 its toughness in dry, windy climates. Often used as a living Christmas tree through the holiday season. The tree grows at

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

10 Extraordinary Succulents You can grow indoors – Ken Lain

Optimism (op·ti·mism) definition: hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something. The alternate garden definition – one who plants seed or young plants; with faith it will grow into something better. Plants naturally take optimism, hope, or faith to believe in their potential, see positive outcomes, and nurture your garden. There

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

10 1/2 Evergreen Shrubs for a Greener Winter – Ken Lain

Autumn colors are spectacular. The colors and textures are unique to the four seasons of the mountain west. As we wrap up the last Autumn leaves, the landscape can feel naked and bare. Deciduous plants, which lose their leaves through winter, often expose you to prying eyes, vehicle glare, and a yard that feels empty.

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Perennials to Cut Back in Autumn & How to Grow Them – Ken Lain

Most perennials hibernate underground through winter. Some are downright ugly after our first hard frost and harbor pest and disease unless cut back by the end of the year. You protect these plants for the cold months ahead and spark healthier new growth next spring by cutting back these perennials in the fall. This is

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Language of Houseplants, Symbolism & Spiritual Meaning – Ken Lain

Plants communicate with us through chemical secretions and physical signals. We feel better after forest bathing in nature. Plants know we need them. While we can’t presently communicate with plants, past gardeners found ways to use plants to communicate and share. Besides their medicinal use, plants have been used as symbols for years. The Victorians

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