Watters to Host Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Mixer April 19

03/31/2017 Ken Davis

Contact: Ken Davis Watters Garden Center KenDavis@WattersGardenCenter.com cell 603-456-3581 NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Watters to Host Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Mixer April 19 March 31, 2017 – Connection. Community. Commerce. Watters Garden Center believes local businesses are vital…

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Ladybugs – Do they Really Work in the Garden?

03/25/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain garden The aphids are thick in the garden.  Lisa and I were enjoying a sunset this week and the winged adults were so thick they were drawn to the flames of the firepit and polluted…

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The Great Ladybug Release at Watters Garden Center

03/23/2017 Ken Davis

Thousands of delicate, voracious hunters will be unleashed on unsuspecting pests at Watters Garden Center April 7, 8, and 9 at 2pm. Ladybugs are the most natural way to control aphids, scales, mealy bugs, white flies and mites NATURALLY! No…

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Herb Salt – Fun Recipe

03/20/2017 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

We’ve recently discovered herb salts as savory, mouth-watering additions to recipes, and also as an ingenious way to prolong the life of fresh herbs. Salt preserves the herbs, and the herbs infuse the salts, making a flavor combo you can’t…

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Fresh Dried Garden Tomatoes in Olive Oil

03/20/2017 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Nothing says summer like fresh, sun-ripened tomatoes from the garden! As many of us start our tomato seeds, we can also start thinking about the endless ways to enjoy these garden gems. One of our favorites is drying, for a…

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You Can’t “Beet” These Chips

03/20/2017 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Home-grown beets are delicious root vegetables, and the leaves are considered by some to be the best of all greens!  Roasting and pickling are traditional ways to prepare beets, but we’re marching to a different “beet” with these oven-baked beet…

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Peonies Your Grandmother Would Covet

03/18/2017 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Few perennial flowers compare to the bloom and fragrance of peonies in the spring garden.  Many new varieties arrived this week at the garden center; so exciting that they inspired this week’s column. How…

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Design a Small Garden

03/16/2017 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardeners Small garden spaces are so much easier to design and decorate than big open spaces, but gardening in small spaces is generally overlooked in gardening manuals. Garden design is often presented as a list…

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Number of Plants Needed to Feed a Family of Six 6

03/13/2017 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

As we start the vegetable planting season this April, the top question asked here at Watters Garden Center is how many plants are needed to feed a family. It does vary by family and garden, but here are some basic…

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7 Tips for Better Strawberries

03/13/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Planting a strawberry bed can be an intimidating prospect. But fear not, these mountain-hardy tips will give you a good start to a successful harvest of luscious berries.  It’s not quite as easy as…

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