12 Birds You Want in Your Yard

09/15/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener While birders may be delighted to see any new birds in their yards, some birds are more welcome than others because of all the good they do. Whether you’re a homeowner, gardener, or farmer…

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15 Flowers that Rebuff Hummingbirds

04/28/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Every hummingbird book, article, and expert recommends planting flowers to attract hummingbirds.  But it takes more than just beautiful blooms to entice these birds. Many of the most common, widespread backyard flowers are actually…

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Top 10 Bird Feeding Mistakes

12/23/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener It is easy to get started feeding birds, but novice birders often make simple mistakes that can keep birds from enjoying their backyard feeders. While some mistakes only make feeders unattractive, others can endanger…

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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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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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Viral Video – Baby Quail – Just Hatched

07/12/2017 Ken Davis

When Ken Lain took this video, he thought is was cute, but never expected it to go viral. Almost 10,000 views on our YouTube Channel and still attracting interest.

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More Happy Hummingbirds Visit the Garden with these Trees

05/05/2017 admin

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Hummingbirds are highly prized visitors in the garden. These inquisitive little birds zip around from flower-to-flower in search of nectar.  This list of local trees is guaranteed to attract more hummingbirds to your yard. …

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Large Raptors to Descend on Watters Garden Center

02/28/2017 Ken Davis

Contact: Ken Davis Watters Garden Center kendavis@wattersgardencenter.com cell 603-456-3581 NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Large Raptors to Descend on Watters Garden Center (February 17, 2017) Prescott, Arizona –   With razor sharp hooked beaks, powerful grasping talons, and wingspans that can…

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Gardening for Wildlife – Butterflies

07/07/2016 Ken Davis

At a recent Garden Class Coya Steele Silverlake updated us on the latest trends in the butterfly world. The good news is that the Monarch population is on the rise. The attached article will explain more and show you how…

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Best Bloomers to Bring more Birds

07/07/2016 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener When choosing “hummingbird flowers” look for blooms in rich, bright reds, yellows, and blues.  Flowers with long tapered shapes that can accommodate a hummingbird’s long bill will keep the birds coming back again and…

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