Best Vegetables to Grow in an Autumn Garden

Best Vegetables to Grow in an Autumn Garden

There are lots of vegetables that grow well through the cool autumn weather. Some plants need longer days and a bit warmer soil to really get started, but all produce through the end of the year. You can start seed in August by growing your starts in a cool shady spot...
Know Your Birth Flower by the Year 

Know Your Birth Flower by the Year 

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener  How do you know what your birth flower is? Best birth flowers Arizona. What is the birthstone for each month? What are the 12 birth flowers? What are the rarest birth flowers?  Birthday gemstones are exciting, but there are limits...
9 Flowers Hummingbirds Can’t Resist

9 Flowers Hummingbirds Can’t Resist

9 Flowers Hummingbirds Can’t Resist By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Snippet: What flowers are hummingbirds and butterflies most attracted to? Milkweed’s advantages to landscapes. What is a hummingbird’s favorite flower? What is the best hanging...
6 Gardening Tasks You MUST Complete this Month

6 Gardening Tasks You MUST Complete this Month

October is a critical month in landscape maintenance and should not be ignored. As we transition into Autumn and the first frosts in November, these key steps keep our landscapes healthy, weed-free, and ready for their long slumber through winter. These strategic...
9 Plants that Repel Mosquitoes, Flies & Spiders

9 Plants that Repel Mosquitoes, Flies & Spiders

On the Go Answer – Readers Digest-type Condensed Version of this Article Use Plants around patios, decks, and doors to repel insects. Moist foliage of herbal plants releases essential oils that repel bugs. Mosquitoes breed in an inch of stagnant water. Standing water...