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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

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

5 Tricks for Growing Better Tomatoes in Pots

Tomatoes continue to rate among the top summer plants in gardens. This is such a large plant, they are challenging to grow in small containers. Here are five insider tips to growing better tomatoes in containers. Containers are ideal for tomatoes for a multitude of reasons. When unfavorable weather is expected, your baby plant can

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Planting Your Christmas Tree in the Gardens

An evergreen tree with a starring role in the mountains of Arizona is gaining nationwide popularity. The ‘Single Blue Pinyon Pine‘ is a local variety that gives a bold appearance to a rustic tree. Its blue color blends well in dry mountain landscapes as well as modern and Mediterranean style gardens. The tidy appearance and

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