Herbs: Plant to Plate

07/28/2017 Ken Davis

Gardeners love to grow fresh herbs, but do we know how to use them in our food? On August 5, Watters Garden Center is proud to feature local business owner and Culinary Specialist Debbie Maranville as the guest instructor in…

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5 Plants You (Almost) Never Have to Water

07/22/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Every plant needs water, but drought-resistant varieties need only dainty sips once they’re established. They are perfect for low-rainfall areas, or low-energy gardeners. Native plants have the best chance of surviving dry summers or…

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10 Cat Repellents: How to Keep Cats Out of Your Yard

07/21/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Cats in the garden seem to be an issue this week while helping customers at the garden center this week, so let’s cover the subject in detail.  I am often asked how to keep…

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Personal Shopper

07/19/2017 Ken Davis

You Can Have Your Own Personal Shopper!   Wonder why some gardens look so amazing? Well, that’s personal! The Personal Garden Shopper Service at Watters Garden Center Before talking with my Personal Garden Shopper, I had no idea which plants…

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July is National Blueberry Month

07/18/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener July is National Blueberry Month, and also the month to add new blueberry plants to mountain gardens. Blueberry plants bring many attractive stages to a landscape. They are beautiful blue-foliaged plants with stunning bell-shaped…

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Viral Video – Baby Quail – Just Hatched

07/12/2017 Ken Davis

When Ken Lain took this video, he thought is was cute, but never expected it to go viral. Almost 10,000 views on our YouTube Channel and still attracting interest.

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Plants that Thrive in Heat

07/08/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Yes, cactus and succulents do beat the heat, and very welcome are the many new varieties of these garden work horses.  But there are many heat-tolerant plants that don’t look like they’ve been cultivated…

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30 Garden Tips for the Next 30 Summer Days

07/01/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener These hot days of Summer, which officially started this week, may be tempting us to sit back and simply enjoy what we planted in spring.  But this is the time when we must turn…

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