Ken Lain – The Mountain Gardener

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Growing Brighter Garden Hydrangeas – Ken Lain

Hydrangeas have been popular garden plants for decades. These versatile shrubs thrive in granite soil, shady woodland sites, and almost anywhere between. You will find the most varieties starting in May and ideally planted. Hydrangeas have large, round flower clusters, while others have a slender delicate flowers. Showy flowers come in various colors, including bright

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

The Most Beautiful Mountain Flowers in the Garden – Ken Lain

Some flowers capture the imagination like no other. Their sheer beauty makes them iconic, transporting gardeners in the remembrance of garden weddings, tropical destinations, and secret forests. These flowers may seem exotic, but many can be grown right here in the mountains of Arizona. Here are the most beautiful flowers you can grow in local

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

A Mountain Evergreen that Grows FAST! – Ken Lain

The Deodar cedar, Cedrus deodara, is an evergreen conifer favored for its gracefully drooping branches. It is often used as a specimen tree on large properties and parks, often used to line streets. This species is the national tree of Pakistan and garnered the ‘Award of Garden Merit’ from the Royal Horticultural Society. True cedar. The Pinaceae family includes

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

9 Flowers Hummingbirds Never Resist – Ken Lain

Lisa and I were sitting in the front courtyard this week watching the antics of ‘our’ hummingbirds. They were enjoying water from the fountains and sipping nectar from the 30+ pots of flowers. Yes, all the flower color, sparkling water, and fresh air were compiled for a romantic getaway in our own front yard. We

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Insiders Secrets to Growing Tomatoes – Ken Lain

With so many tomato varieties and uses in the kitchen, it’s no wonder tomatoes are one of our most popular vegetables! Watters receive a lot of customer requests for additional tips and tricks on sowing and growing the best tomatoes.  It is time to start tomatoes by seed for garden planting the end of April.

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Healthy Herbs Best Grown in Shade

Organic herbs and vegetables that are never genetically altered, grown to perfection, picked fresh from your own garden. There is nothing quite like biting into a fresh tomato warmed by the afternoon sun. Herbs are the same way, best picked fresh from the garden, the flavors are just better. Lots of Sun – Herbs prefer

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