Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Thrilling Plants Perfect for BIG Pots – Ken Lain

Spring trees begin to bloom this issue. Trees are noble works of nature, and we are humbled by their greatness. While walking through the redwoods of California or admiring the massive structure of a Texas oak. Often, it’s as simple as pulling under the cool shade of an eastern tree-lined street. We are amazed at

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Top 10 Yellow-Flowering Plants for Your Garden – Ken Lain

Yellow flowers bring sunshine to a landscape, even on a cloudy monsoon day. There is room in virtually any garden for the many shades of yellow from spring bulbs, showy shrubs, and perennial wildflowers. Here we put together the ‘Top 10’ showiest plants that elevate any landscape to gorgeous shade to gold. Agastache brightens the

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Top 10 Evergreen Shrubs of Winter +

Autumn colors are spectacular. The colors and textures are unique to the four seasons of the mountain west. As we wrap up the last Autumn leaves, the landscape can feel naked and bare. Deciduous plants, which lose their leaves through winter, often expose you to prying eyes, vehicle glare, and a yard that feels empty.