Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

8 Pretty Plants With Daisy Flowers only Better – Ken Lain

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


Summer Season of Prescott Farmers Market begins!

The Prescott Farmers Market (PFM) welcomes customers for its 25th summer season on Saturday, May 7. Every Saturday through October 29, the market will be open from 7:30 am to noon at 900 Iron Springs Road at the Dignity Health, YRMC overflow parking lot. In August, PFM looks forward to celebrating its 25th birthday with

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Getting the Most Out of Annual Flowers – Ken Lain

Most of us plant annual flowers because they bloom for months, giving undemanding color all season. There’s nothing like a container of annuals to brighten a porch or deck. Even though plenty of annuals are grown for their foliage, like coleus and caladiums, flowering annuals remain the most popular. Flowers we call annuals are really

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

10 Easy-to-Grow Plants Anyone Can Grow – Ken Lain

Mountain landscapes offer diverse four seasons of tremendous plants. Because of the cool summers, you have far more choices the desert dwellers only dream of. It can be overwhelming with where to start. Start with this list of easy-to-grow plants for local landscapes. We chose two for each type of plant as a starting point.

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Growing More Flowers In The Garden this Spring – Ken Lain

There are lots of annuals grown for their foliage, like coleuses and caladiums. Blooming plants remain the most popular annuals. That’s because annual plants repeatedly bloom, giving undemanding joyous color throughout our warm months. They are intended to deliver season-long color and then be added to the compost pile as we head into winter. There’s


Spring 2022 Free Garden Classes taught at Watters Garden Center

Free Garden Class offered every Saturday @ 9:30 am in the fresh air at Watters Garden Center, 1815 Iron Springs Road in Prescott. Also live-streamed at January 15 @ 9:30 am: Happy, Healthy Houseplants with Professional Style We believe plants make people happier, and not just outside, but inside, too! Houseplants brighten our lives, clean the air we breathe, but

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