Mother’s Day Garden Celebration

05/05/2022 Ken Davis

Bring on Spring! Our budding romance with Spring bursts into bloom with Watters Garden Center’s Mother’s Day Open House. Spanning the weekend of May 6– 8, the open house will dazzle all the senses with brilliant color, fragrant flowers, tantalizing…

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Getting the Most Out of Annual Flowers

03/30/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Readers Digest Condensed Version of this Article Look for young, bushy plants just starting to set flowers. Get them in containers or the ground ASAP. Water immediately after planting. Feed every 2-Weeks with Flower…

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10 Easy-to-Grow Plants Anyone Can Grow

03/24/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Mountain landscapes offer diverse four seasons of tremendous plants. Because of the cool summers, you have far more choices the desert dwellers only dream of. It can be overwhelming with where to start. Start…

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Growing More Flowers in the Garden this Spring

03/10/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener There are lots of annuals grown for their foliage, like coleuses and caladiums. Blooming plants remain the most popular annuals. That’s because annual plants repeatedly bloom, giving undemanding joyous color throughout our warm months.…

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Best Annuals to Grow from Seed

02/02/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener A handful of flower seeds starts an entire garden full of color, fragrance, butterflies, and joy. Starting seeds in the garden is easy, though it does require some planning and patience. The seed shortage…

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Flowers, Herbs, and Veggies You Can Plant in January

01/04/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener January isn’t thought of as a prime gardening month in Northern Arizona. Gardeners in Southern Arizona know it’s the perfect time for cool-season vegetables and flowers. It is warm enough to direct sow much…

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Wildflowers for Christmas & Other Gifts for Gardeners

12/08/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener How do you grow wildflowers from seed? When should wildflower seeds be planted? How do you plant wildflower seed? Gift ideas for gardeners. The best wildflower seed mixes. Watters gift cards as stocking stuffers.…

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8 1/2 Steps to DIY Landscapes

09/16/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What are the steps to landscape design? How to landscape a front yard. How do I design my own landscape? Step by step landscaping. Landscape steps on a slope. How do you start landscaping…

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Top Plants from A to O with Dazzling Foliage

08/13/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Best Types of Foliage Plants. Large leaf outdoor plants. Leafy outdoor plant names. Foliage plant care. Large leaf tropical plants. Best Plants for Colorful Foliage. Hosta Next time you hit the garden center, think…

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Flowers for Backyard Parties that Fight Back Insects

05/13/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What plants do not attract bugs? Flowers that don’t attract bugs. Do marigolds repel insects? Plants that repel bugs. What plants are good to keep mosquitoes and flies away? Insect repellent plants vegetable garden.…

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