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Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Top Plants from A to O with Dazzling Foliage

Next time you hit the garden center, think leaves. Flowers come and go as the summer growing season wears on, but foliage remains vibrant nonstop. “Gardeners don’t realize foliage plants are a kaleidoscope of color, from gold and chartreuse to blue, burgundy and near black,” says Katelyn Lain-Cespede, an owner at Watters Garden Center. “Some

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Ground Cover Plants That Love Shade

Plants that perform well as ground covers in shady areas earn this reputation because they are incredibly tenacious and thrive without much sunlight. In the mountains of Arizona, it is much easier to find plants that love sun, heat, and wind. Between the shady spots of trees, under patios, or the north side of that two-story

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

The 2021 Definition of Gardening??

Gardening ebbs and flows as a cultural topic. Since last year plants, gardens, natural and organic are part of our vocabulary. The wave is so strong you now find natural words like organic in ads for hard seltzer between downs during the Super Bowl. Why the resurgence of gardening, and what does it all mean???

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