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Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Best Landscape Trees by All Four Seasons

Trees are where your landscape value is. Plant them right, and your home value grows; get trees wrong, and they take over, lift patios and driveways, hide beautiful architecture, and more. Think of trees and the four seasons. Begin with trees that announce spring by blooming, then have trees that offer summer shade, autumn reds,

Elections

California sets date for recall election targeting Newsom

California on Thursday scheduled a Sept. 14 recall election that could drive Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office, the result of a political uprising largely driven by angst over state coronavirus orders that shuttered schools and businesses and upended life for millions of Californians. The election in the nation’s most populous state will be a

Travel

2 in 3 Arizonans plan on vacationing locally this summer, survey reveals

People will drive no more than 115 miles to get to their destinations this summer. For the first time since the pandemic began, 63% will be leaving their homes for more than 2 days this summer. While we’re all eager to leave our homes and get outdoors in nature again this summer, there’s no denying the

Opinion

Opinion: How Summer Has Become So Very Special in America

The calendar opines that summer starts on June 20, but we know better. Metaphorically, it starts on Memorial Day, when we give thanks to those we honor, those who gave their lives for their country. Then it is, “Beach, ahoy!” Memorial Day weekend signals the beginning of summer as if a flaming taper were applied

Education

Yavapai College Returning to In-Person Classes and Services Beginning June 1

Yavapai College will return to in-person classes and services beginning on Tuesday, June 1. The move is a step forward to the ‘green phase’ of the College’s COVID-19 re-entry plan, which will bring in-person classes and services closer to a normal capacity. YC will continue to follow guidelines from The Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

11 Summer Flowers that Outpace the Rest

The brightest flowers of the summer planting season wait until temperatures rise above 90 degrees to do “their thing.” Like sunbathers on a golden Lake Powell beach, summer-blooming varieties are planted when the sun is bright, and temperatures are hot. Here are my top 11 flowers that outpace the rest in fragrance and ability to

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