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...
Where’s the Fruit?!

Where’s the Fruit?!

If you’ve been to a summer farmers market in California, Oregon, Washington or some other lush, temperate local, you probably witnessed an abundance of fruit. When you peruse one of our local markets in Prescott, Prescott Valley or Chino Valley, you may have noticed...
It’s Scientific:  Gardening = Centenarians!

It’s Scientific: Gardening = Centenarians!

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener   Snippet: Why gardening is becoming more popular. Benefits of gardening. Why do farmers live longer? Importance of gardening as a hobby. Why is gardening good for your health?   Could nurturing a green thumb help you live...