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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

Mosquitoes, Flies & Spiders are No Match for these Plants

When it comes to the inevitable face-off between you and bugs, keeping them away from your immediate vicinity is a top priority. There are pesticides and bug traps, but these plants reduce the need for so many chemicals around the patio. Plants are in the business of repelling insects as a natural way of defending

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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