Timeless Beauty Desert Willow

05/31/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Large, fragrant, burgundy and lavender flowers appear in big bold clusters all summer long.  This unique Watters selection is prized for its long bloom time, without setting the usual seed pods. The flowers are highly attractive to hummingbird and 100%…

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Gardeners: Calling All Butterflies!

05/30/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Butterflies are some of the most beautiful, interesting creatures in any garden, and considered by many to be God’s greatest gift to gardeners.  Sadly, buildings, roads, parking lots, and strip malls negatively impact the natural habitat of butterflies.  These urban…

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Grapes 4 Grades!

05/30/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

9th Annual Prescott-Frontier Rotary Foundation Auction and Wine-tasting benefiting the PUSD SUMMER READING AND MATH CLINIC.  The Prescott-Frontier Rotary Foundation provides funding to the Prescott school district to provide a strong foundation in reading and math basics so kids K-5…

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Choco Sunflower, Helianthus annuus

05/25/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Choco Sunflower, Helianthus annuus  A new sunflower that’s taken Europe by storm, and now it’s time to conquer Arizona!  Scarcely a foot high, this thrilling sunflower sports enormous lemon-yellow blooms just right for flowerpots. The Choco Sun is adorable, addictive,…

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Study Reveals that Trees Reduce Crime

05/23/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

A recent U.S. Forest Service study concluded that neighborhood trees and gardens influence an area’s crime reduction. Quoting from the results, “a 10% increase in leaf canopy was associated with a 12% drop in crime. The neighborhoods that had more…

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Dec 6 – Cut Christmas Trees and Greens & How to Force them to Stay Fresh

05/21/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Saturday (9:30 – 10:30) This is the week the freshest cut trees arrive of the season.  We have a new featured tree that last longer than all the others this year. Students learn which trees stay fresh, care and some insider…

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Nov 29 – Decorating with Winter Evergreens

05/21/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Saturday (9:30 – 10:30)  The autumn colors have dropped, leaving the landscape naked and bare.  As the last leaf drops Watters winter evergreen collection fills the garden center.  Late fall is the ideal season for spotting evergreens trees in the…

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Nov 22 – Decorating with Holiday Tropicals, Poinsettia & Christmas Cactus

05/21/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Saturday (9:30 – 10:30)  The most garden fun is had with indoor tropicals & our holiday plant collection.  The first of these festive plants arrive this week just for the event.  Cooking the turkey dinner fine, but these plant ideas…

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Wednesday Designs with RD Olson

05/21/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

What: Bring a digital photo of your yard for a free 60 minute one on one professional design session with Rich Olson, using his 3-D design software. When:  Wednesdays 10 AM to 12 Noon Where:  Watters Garden Center in front of…

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Shop Your Garden Center Like a Nursery Professional

05/16/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Nursery professionals use these shopping techniques for just the right amount of flower color in their gardens.  They keep projects on budget, full of color, and without a trace of gardener’s remorse. Shop Your Garden Center Like a Nursery Professional…

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