Landscaping Property Lines

07/30/2016 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener As I noted in last week’s article, it has been 29 years since Lisa and I were married.  It was a joyful time for both of us, and our marriage has continued happily since.…

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Summer Monsoon ~ an ideal planting season

07/23/2016 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Happy Anniversary to Lisa, the love of my life. It was July 25, 1987 that we said “I Do”. (“Old time” wedding photos will follow on the Watters Facebook and Instagram pages later in…

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Tips for Growing Better Cilantro/Coriander

07/16/2016 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Cilantro is a favorite herb in Southwestern cooking and in Mexican dishes, but with this herb you get two herbs for the price of one. Generally referred to as coriander, the leaves are eaten…

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Review of Vinegar as a Weed Killer

07/15/2016 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Vinegar experiments have been conducted in the Lain gardens with interesting results. Vinegar and herbicides made with acetic acid show promise as broad spectrum herbicides. Effectiveness seems to depend on the type of weed,…

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Pinching for Bigger Blooms

07/11/2016 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Our family got together last week to celebrate the moms in our lives.  Rain altered the usual patio party so the women gathered in the kitchen, and the men rallied around the smell of…

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Fifth Annual Men’s Expo changes Date, but not Location

07/07/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

 Prescott, Arizona – Think of everything that is unique about men, their passions, activities, sports, man toys and motivational speakers that talk to what makes a man tick, that is what Prescott’s men’s expo is all about. Highlights featured in…

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It’s Time to Fertilize – Let the Monsoons do the Work for You

07/07/2016 Ken Davis

 Ken Lain explains why it makes sense to fertilize now and let the monsoon rains do the work for you to assure great blooms for the rest of the season. Learn more by listening to the video below.

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Gardening for Wildlife – Butterflies

07/07/2016 Ken Davis

At a recent Garden Class Coya Steele Silverlake updated us on the latest trends in the butterfly world. The good news is that the Monarch population is on the rise. The attached article will explain more and show you how…

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Best Bloomers to Bring more Birds

07/07/2016 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener When choosing “hummingbird flowers” look for blooms in rich, bright reds, yellows, and blues.  Flowers with long tapered shapes that can accommodate a hummingbird’s long bill will keep the birds coming back again and…

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From the Top Brass to a touch of sass, it’s never a dull moment with Watters’

07/01/2016 Ken Davis

What do you do if you’re in an elevator with J. Edgar Hoover? “You stand up really straight and pretend to be invisible,” according to Christy Wilson. Christy’s story is as fabulous and colorful as the plants she cares for…

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