Beginners Guide to Building Stone Retaining Walls

01/14/2017 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener This is the time to turn your garden soils, plan crop rotation, and dream while turning the pages of that new seed catalog.  The soil is so easy to work right now that adding…

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It’s Easy To Subscribe to Watters Social Media

08/21/2015 Ken Davis

Watters Garden Center is in the forefront utilizing Social Media of the Top 100 Garden Centers in the US. As evidenced by our recent Survey, among the top methods of receiving information along with in-store interaction is Email, Internet and…

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All Purpose Plant Food & Flower Power the Dynamic Duo of Mountain Soil

06/26/2015 Ken Davis

Our rocky mountain soil makes gardening a real challenge and we can all use every edge we can get to successfully grow vegetables, flowers and shrubs in this unforgiving climate. Enter the dynamic duo to the rescue. Available exclusively at…

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Free Design Fridays with Rich Olson

04/12/2013 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Designer Rich Olson has been such a huge hit during our Design and Raised Bed Gardening classes, that I’ve invited him back for more.  We’re offering Free Design Fridays, each Friday from 10 AM to 3 PM starting April 19,…

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Successfully Planting Technique this Spring

03/11/2013 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Planting success in spring comes down to the right food. If you followed this column’s advice earlier in the month and put your plant foods down before the last moisture, your timing couldn’t have been better. Deep moisture also will…

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Step-By-Step to Great Garden Soils

03/07/2013 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

We know that the better the soil the larger the harvest. Once you have tried digging your first planting hole in a mountain garden you learn that our native soils are HARD ! ! That’s why successful mountain gardening has…

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Finish Getting the Spring Garden Soils Ready

02/07/2013 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Plant Show Off Forsythia before they bloom for the best show this spring Soils thawed after the last few rains, it was time to prepare the gardens for the coming planting season. A fresh layer of…

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