How to Plant a Living Christmas Tree

12/07/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener An evergreen that has had a starring role in the mountains of Arizona is gaining nationwide popularity. The ‘Single Blue Pinyon Pine’ is a local variety that gives a bold appearance to a rustic…

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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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Beautiful Christmas Trees

12/18/2017 Ken Davis

Yes! We Still Have Some in Stock Fresh as the Day they Arrived

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Holiday Greenery Fresh from Your Yard

12/16/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Winter is the season to bring fresh evergreens inside for remembrances of growing seasons past and fragrance that can only come fresh from the forest.  Cut sprigs can be carried inside anytime in winter,…

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How to Plant a Living Christmas Tree

12/13/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener An evergreen that has had a starring role in the mountains of Arizona is gaining nationwide popularity. The ‘Single Blue Pinyon Pine’ is a local variety that gives a bold appearance to a rustic…

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The Secret Garden: Living Christmas Trees Planted as a Natural Screen

11/25/2017 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener As the autumn colors drop the last of their leaves the gardens can feel naked.  Without strategically placed evergreens in the yard, it easily feels like prying eyes look right through your home.  Not…

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Air Plants are Green, Unique, & LOW Maintenance

11/14/2017 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Air plants, also called tillandsias, are surprisingly easy to grow. They don’t require soil, need only moderate light, and a good soak every once-in-a-while.  The numerous varieties are beautiful with modern home décor, in…

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Holiday Gifts and Wildflowers

12/23/2016 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Gardeners are some of the “tough customers” on our seasonal gift lists; it’s hard to know what they’d like.  Here are a couple of suggestions: Wildflower seeds for the gardener in your life will…

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7 Steps to Planting a Christmas Tree

12/20/2016 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The idea of using living trees over fresh-cut trees to decorate for the holidays has increased in popularity.   A quarter of my local Christmas tree sales are for living trees that will be indoors…

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