Tomatoes Birds Eating Fruit

08/29/2015 Ken Davis

I have several tomato plants and as soon as one of the tomatoes get red and ripe almost ready to pick something comes along and takes bites out of it. I am pretty sure it is birds because it happens…

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Bee Stings + Pain Free Remedies

08/28/2015 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Because we’re gardeners and work around many flowers it’s bound to happen: a bee stings us.  Coincidentally, although it had been several years since any of us Lains had been stung, just last week…

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Difference between an Annual and Perennial. What’s the Difference?

08/26/2015 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What’s an annual – Colorful flowers we plant for seasonal color are primarily annuals. These plants last for one season only. There’s a reason for that. Because they bloom so heavily, and give their…

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Question: Why do my tomatoes crack as they ripen?

08/22/2015 Ken Davis

Answer:  Tomatoes tend to crack when they receive irregular water. If your tomatoes have gone through a dry spell and you try to make up for it with frequent watering, the inside of the tomato will plump up faster than…

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It’s Easy To Subscribe to Watters Social Media

08/21/2015 Ken Davis

  Watters Garden Center is at 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,…

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Nursery Sale Marks Seasonal Garden Changes

08/20/2015 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Lisa and I travel to Portland, Oregon this week for the largest nursery tradeshow in the country.  We spend a week logging hundreds of miles and touring thousands of acres of plants in search…

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Picture Perfect Pottery Gardens

08/20/2015 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Picking the perfect pot: Container gardens can add a punch of color, elegance, creativity, and/or drama to your landscape. As with statuary and garden art, container gardens are the accent pieces in our gardens.…

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2015 Monster Monsoon Sale

08/17/2015 Ken Davis

You are important as a garden club member.   Pick off the best stuff before the public even knows about our Monsoon Sale. It will be days before mass ads blasted the airwaves, but the sale secretly started for our…

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Trees – Shady 6 for Mountain Landscapes

08/12/2015 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener When so many days can be spent outdoors it just makes sense to plant more trees. The best time to plant a tree was 10 years ago; the next best time to plant is…

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