Ken Lain – The Mountain Gardener

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Top 10 Mints to Grow in Local Gardens – Ken Lain

Mint plants, Mentha, are among the most commonly grown plants in Arizona gardens. It is easy to see why mints are so famous. They are tough, cold-hardy perennials. Mints serve as flavorful herbs in the kitchen and as ground covers in the garden. The pungent smell prevents deer and rabbits from eating their foliage with

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

How to Grow Clematis – Ken Lain

This Vine Is Known for Its Bold, Richly-Colored Flowers With its big, richly colored flowers, The President clematis offers great aesthetic value for its looks, alone. But as a fast-growing vine that can be trained to grow up various structures in the landscape, it has many uses that give it even more value. Like other types

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Refreshing Poolside Landscapes for The Perfect Patio – Ken Lain

There are as many ways to landscape around the pool as possible styles and shapes of pools. Formal styles show off the pool as part of your home’s architecture. Whatever your style, you need non-messy plants that are low maintenance without dropping a lot of leaves in and around the patio deck. When selecting trees

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Turn Your Patio into a Paradise – Ken Lain

The mountains of Arizona are famous for glorious weather best enjoyed outdoors. Many gardeners created outdoor decks, living rooms, and kitchens that call to the outdoors. Plants that perform well in raised beds and containers add vibrancy to these relaxed spaces. You have to love the patio this time of year. Whether your deck basks

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6 Plants Irresistible to Butterflies – Ken Lain

How to attract more butterflies into the gardens was this week’s most-asked question from friends, family, and garden center customers. Because butterflies have their favorite foods, the answer is the same whether you are in a townhome, cabin in the pines, or the newest track home on the block: it all comes down to the

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Allergy Free Flowers for Summer Gardens – Ken Lain

The mountains of Arizona are at the peak of the planting season. The start of summer offers even brighter flowers than spring, and Watters Garden Center is fully stocked with these summer lovers. Flowers are beautiful, but they are a mixed blessing for allergy sufferers. Not all flowers trigger allergies. The more hybridized the plant,