Watters Great Ladybug Release

04/26/2019 Ken Davis

The week between Earth Day and Arbor Day is really something special! April is the peak planting season for local gardens.  To celebrate these important gardening holidays, Sunday, April 28, Watters Garden Center will host it’s annual ‘Great Ladybug Release’…

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Why Flowers Die and What to Do to Prevent It

04/26/2019 admin

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener At the Lain casa flowers have been planted and are filling in quickly.  Take a look at the Pinterest Board to see this year’s gardens.  It’s nice to pass from the drab gardens of…

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15 Outdoor Plants You Can’t Kill

04/19/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The best outdoor potted plants.  Flowers that are hard to kill. What are the best low maintenance plants? Plants that survive winter. What plants are easy to grow outside? Plants for people with black…

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Mediterranean Flowers that Thrive Locally

04/12/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The mountains of Arizona have so many sunny days with moderate temperatures that people rarely need to wear more than light jackets.  Mild winters and dry hot summers, both with low humidity and irregular…

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Best Vegetables that Sow Themselves

04/05/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Easiest to Grow self-sowing vegetable plantsSelf-sower Vegetables for early spring gardens Succession bed When adding and “turning in” some Barnyard Manure, the ideal soil amendments, and plant nutrients for the perfect garden soil, have…

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