Plant Foods Simplified Locally

02/27/2018 Ken Davis

by Lisa Watters-Lain,  Arizona’s garden gal When walking down the fertilizer aisle at Watters Garden Center or any home improvement store you can’t help notice the dizzying the array of plant food. You’ll see bags and bottles, powders and granules,…

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How to Prune Climbing Roses

02/27/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener We are almost finished pruning at the Lain casa.  Perennials have been cut back to the ground, fruit trees nipped and shaped, and the summer shrubs have been cut back for proper control.  Mountain…

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2018 Roses of the Year

02/26/2018 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

2018 Mountain Rose of the Year Collection by Lisa Watters-Lain, the mountain gardener The mountains of Arizona are famous for our easy-care roses. Because of the dry air and alkaline soils we just grow a better, brighter, more fragrant rose…

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8 Steps to Pruning Fruit Trees

02/24/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener February is the ideal month to prune and plant fruit trees and we are loading up on local favorites here at the garden center.  The most consistent fruiter in the mountains Arizona is apples. …

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Cashier & General Computer Whiz needed for team

02/21/2018 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

We Believe in Community, Integrity, Family and Values We are looking for new talent, willing to join a team approach, work hard, enjoy fresh air and likes to work with people. Tired of serving up stale food, pushy customers and…

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Looking for New Talent – Now Hiring Key Team Members for Delivery & Planting

02/20/2018 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

We Believe in Community, Integrity, Family & Values We are looking for new talent, willing to join a team approach, work hard, enjoy fresh air and likes to work with people. Tired of serving up stale food, pushy customers and…

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Birth Months’ Flowers

02/17/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Birthdays’ gemstones are exciting, but there are limits to the numbers of emeralds, diamonds, etc. we can bestow on our loved ones! Instead, the practicality and versatility of birth month flower gifts are better…

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Insect Control – Bacillus thuringiensis

02/16/2018 Ken Davis

Lora Goulding, Master Gardener Bacillus thuringiensis is a naturally occurring soil bacterium disease that is fatal to the larva stage of certain insects. It occurs naturally in the gut of caterpillars of various types of moths and butterflies, as well…

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Do-It-Yourself Landscape Projects

02/03/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Do-It-Yourself landscaping ranges from building walkways, installing water features, to creating your own raised garden beds. Homeowners seeking a helping hand can follow the instructions in the resources shown below, which feature popular DIY…

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