Buy the Freshest Tree on the Lot and Keep it Fresh

11/30/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Preparing for the holiday shopping season at Watters has been crazy this week.  It’s the annual mad rush to harvest, ship, unload, and set up hundreds of various holiday plants, trees, and poinsettias.  Fully…

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Christmas Trees have Just Arrived at the Garden Center

11/28/2018 Ken Davis

Do as the Grinch did! Come to Watters Garden Center for your Christmas Tree. Large or small; cut or live we have the freshest trees in town with stands and other accessories. If you purchase a live tree we can…

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What is “Dormancy”? What happens when plants go “Dormant”?

11/23/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener To those of you new to the four seasons of Northern Arizona:  Autumn is a time of intense transition in yards and landscapes.  Leaves fall off of leafy trees, and flowering perennials bloom one…

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Extraordinary Succulents Grown Indoors

11/11/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The jade plant you grandmother grew is so yesterday. The popularity of succulent plants has exploded in recent years, due not only to the low care requirements of these sun lovers but also because…

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Growing Winter Lettuce

11/09/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The mountains of Arizona have three main growing seasons.  So, as the nights of Autumn become cooler we change our local vegetable gardens from fruiting tomatoes and squash to kale, broccoli, chives, and lettuce. …

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Homegrown Garden Hacks for Local Gardeners

11/01/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Seasoned gardeners seem to have their favorite super-secret homemade garden gadget or brew that “can’t be topped” for controlling pests, fertilizing flowers, or extracting maximum value from their landscapes. However, as these tricks-of-the-trade get…

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