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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

9 Flowers Hummingbirds Can’t Resist

Lisa and I were sitting in the front courtyard this week watching the antics of ‘our’ hummingbirds. They were enjoying water from the fountains and sipping nectar from the 30+ pots of flowers. Yes, all the flower color, sparkling water, and fresh air were compiled for a romantic getaway in our own front yard. We

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

8 Colorful Plants for Hanging Baskets

Because most hanging planters are suspended at eye level, sometimes higher, not all flowers are ideal. Many upright plants, especially those with flowers at the top, don’t look great when viewed from this angle. For hanging baskets and the edge container gardens, the best options are plants that look good naturally when viewed from the

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