Preserving Herbs the Safe & Easy Way

10/30/2015 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener If you have herbs in your garden, you know that many are peaking.  Although I’ve been harvesting like mad, quantities are exceeding consumption at the Lain casa, so it’s time to start preserving the…

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Long-Lived, Stylish Autumn Combos

10/28/2015 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Many summer container gardens are looking a bit worn and tired. The beginning of October is the time to change from heat-loving summer flowers to the autumn beauties that take us into winter. I…

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Our Lawn Looks Pretty Good After This Summer. Can I Get By Without Feeding It?

10/24/2015 Ken Davis

NO WAY, JOSE! Don’t let the lawn looking pretty good after the summer fool you into not doing anything to it for the fall. I would guess you have some thin areas that could use some over seeding. If you…

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Why Do We Garden?

10/23/2015 Ken Davis

We all have our own reasons for planting and growing vegetables, herbs, flowers and landscapes. A national group commissioned a survey to identify these reason. Click here to hear a summary of the results of this survey  

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10/17/2015 Ken Davis

None! I know it’s hard to accept, but the spiders in the garden are our friends. They’re the good guys. They’re predators, and right now, they’re doing a fine job reducing the bug populations in our yards. So we do…

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Safe Compost: What to Use

10/16/2015 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Adding compost is the best thing you can do for your garden, right? I think so and so do many other gardeners.  But there are some cautions you should take when making and using…

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When Can We Expect the First Frost?

10/15/2015 Ken Davis

  As fall comes to the mountains of Arizona, we know the first frost isn’t far behind. Ken discusses what we can expect in an excerpt from a recent Mountain Gardener Radio Show . The Mountain Gardener can be heard…

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Am I Supposed to Stop Feeding and Deadheading My Knockout Roses?

10/10/2015 Ken Davis

Yes, as a general rule of thumb, we’ll stop feeding roses as well as deadheading once we get into November. We want the roses to finish their blooming, stop growing, and begin to shut down for the winter. Leaving the…

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10 Easy Steps to Healthy Fall Gardens

10/09/2015 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener It’s time to start checking off items from that fall gardening to-do list. These are things I do every fall; my aim is to complete all ten things by the end of October. Today’s…

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Recent Video

10/08/2015 Ken Davis

All Watters Garden Center Video is available on our YouTube Channel. If you subscribe to the channel (by clicking on the subscribe button at the lower right of the Homepage). YouTube will notify you each time a video is posted.…

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