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A Mountain Evergreen that Grows FAST! – Ken Lain

The Deodar cedar, Cedrus deodara, is an evergreen conifer favored for its gracefully drooping branches. It is often used as a specimen tree on large properties and parks, often used to line streets. This species is the national tree of Pakistan and garnered the ‘Award of Garden Merit’ from the Royal Horticultural Society. True cedar. The Pinaceae family includes

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

9 Places for the Best Desert Groundcovers

Mountain landscapes are difficult for plants, especially if you want to keep them low maintenance. Ground-hugging plants are the perfect solutions in an arid climate where rock lawns are the norm and growing conditions challenging. Do any search online, and you’ll find a lot of bad advice for mountain gardens. You really must verify the sources

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

8 1/2 Steps to DIY Landscapes

You moved to the area and bought a new home. The front yard package included a tree, three shrubs, and a boulder, and the back yard is a blank slate. The front yard is often dull at best, and the back is nothing but mud in the monsoon rains; where does anyone start? There are