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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

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