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Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

5 Perennial Herbs that Come Back Every Year

Many herbs can be planted once and left to grow for years. Perennial herbs take some of the heavy liftings out of garden design by coming back year after year, and they are always some of the best-looking plants in the yard. A perennial bed allows you to divide and expand your herbal plants for

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

12 Pretty Plants With Daisy Flowers

A favorite flower of days gone by would have to be a daisy, Bellis perennis. This happy-face flower with radiating white petals around a yellow center is still identifiable to even non-gardeners. Daisies are so tough in the mountain garden, but too much white is boring and plain. We developed many daisies like bloomers that

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

5 Mountain Herbs You Only Plant Once

As we begin the ‘Fall Garden Season,’ organic herbs and Autumn vegetables overflow the garden center. This week’s column features the best herbs for your garden and the distinguishing characteristics of each. Deer, rabbits, and javelinas find the taste of herbs distasteful. These plants are never threatened by critters roaming the yard. Many herbs can

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