Trees – Shady 6 for Mountain Landscapes

08/26/2017 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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Picture Perfect Pottery Gardens

08/19/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Picking the perfect pot: Container gardens can add a creative punch of color, elegance, 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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What to Do If You Find an Injured Baby Bird

08/12/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Garden Centers attract a lot of birds and, believe me, we see a lot of them this time of year.  They don’t seem to mind all the human activity in our retail setting and…

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Five Water-wise Flowers You Can’t Kill

08/10/2017 Ken Davis

by Lisa Watters-Lain, Arizona’s garden gal Your yard doesn’t have to look like the Sahara Desert  in order to have a low-maintenance and water- wise landscape. You can have a summer garden that is full of beautiful, colorfully flowering plants…

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Plant Magnets for Calling All Butterflies!

08/04/2017 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener I believe that butterflies, some of the most beautiful, magnificent, and interesting creatures in any garden, are God’s gift to gardeners. Fortunately, butterfly numbers are increasing in our landscapes. The reason so many butterflies…

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Creatures of the Night Alight on Watters Garden Center – August 12

08/03/2017 Ken Davis

Owls and bats rule the night skies of Arizona, and they’re great for the garden –and the environment! On August 12, the Arizona’s Raptor Experience descends once again on Watters Garden Center to showcase “The Benefits of Attracting Owls and…

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