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Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

9 Houseplants that Make a Kitchen Statement

Houseplants are a quick and easy way to spruce up your decor. When it comes to the kitchen, growing plants indoors has some practical applications. The right plants purify inside air, add splashes of color, and provide fresh produce. These 9 houseplants are the ideal place to start in your kitchen. African Violets – Saintpaulia,

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Exceptional Houseplants Anyone Can Keep Alive Indoors

The internet is filled with exotic tales of hard to find plants that are even harder to keep alive. Yes, we do have most of these unusual plants, but this column is dedicated to the new home gardener just starting out. It’s best to start with easy to care for plants. This is even more

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

What Houseplants are Saying when Leaves Curl

Reporters from three different states called last week asking how Watters Garden Center has done so much for the community through COVID? The discussion comes up often at family dinners, and a theme emerges. As a garden retailer, we share much with everyone, even those that may not be aware. A garden center is more

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Top 10 Houseplants for a Healthier New Year

Today’s ultra-efficient homes seal outside air from penetrating their interiors, thus recirculating inside air without added freshness. A three-month-old air filter cleans only so many particles before choking on its own dust. We won’t mention formaldehyde-ridden foreign products brought into the home for the holidays. Initially, toxins weren’t an environmental problem because fresh air was

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