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Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

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

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Top 10 Evergreen Shrubs of Winter +

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.

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

9 Outdoor Plants That Thrive Indoors

It’s a shame to lose your tender annual plants each winter. Many are actually warm weather perennials that grow all year if brought indoors. Shade tolerant plants make excellent houseplants since homes have less light. Other conditions to consider are cooler temperatures and indoor humidity. Tropical plants brought in as houseplants may need extra attention.

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Evergreens Make A Garden Look Better

Thanks to its versatility, boxwood can fit into any landscape, whether a formal or casual design. In winter’s sparse garden, this shrub’s bold shape, vibrant green color, and air of old-world formality can dominate the scene. In summer, when the garden is in full bloom, it blends into the lushness, providing shape and structure. There are

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