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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The Rarely-Tended Flower Garden

10/25/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, there are probably some dried up annuals and disease-ridden roses along the way. No one invests time and money in a flower garden with…

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Giant Pumpkin Harvest – November 3rd 11:00 AM

10/25/2018 Ken Davis

Who Will be the Winner? Ken or the Pumpkin? Ever wonder what’s inside a GIANT pumpkin?  There are rumors of super slim, double thick walls and thousands upon thousands of seeds inside.  The second largest pumpkin in the state of…

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Time for Evergreen-Style Containers

10/18/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Lisa and I have been dressing up our tired, overgrown outdoor pots.  Their plants had stopped blooming weeks ago, were badly overgrown and in need of haircuts.  In just a half day of gardening…

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Top 7 Herbs to Dry in October

10/05/2018 Ken Davis

Watters just received fresh herbs for Autumn planting.  Many herbs are best used when freshly picked, others taste better after they’re dried.   With so many herbs to choose from for our gardens, I’ve listed the seven herbs easiest to dry.…

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9 Critical Tasks in the October Garden

09/25/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener It’s time to start checking off items from that fall gardening to-do list. These are things I do every fall; my aim is to complete all of them by the end of October. Today’s…

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Barberry

10/21/2017 Ken Davis

Barberry is most appreciated for its ability to withstand the worst conditions in garden soils, and I rate it as one of the bright little shrubs of fall.  You’ll find at least four different barberries here at Watters most months…

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Smoke Bush

10/21/2017 Ken Davis

Smoke Bush is an interest mountain plant mostly planted in the summer for the flower that hovers above the foliage like smoke rising in the middle of the landscape.  This shrub grows tall, reaching 10′ within a few years. It…

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Burning Bush

10/21/2017 Ken Davis

In color and ready for autumn planting Burning Bush is most famous for it’s burning red foliage that deepens in color through the weeks of autumn.  It loves mountain sun and wind and performs best when subjected to at least…

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Silverberry

10/21/2017 Ken Davis

Silverberry grows wild through the mountains. It is best known for its evergreen toughness, ease of care, and fragrant spring flowers.  We figured out how to add a gold edge to the blue foliage and still maintain its inherited native…

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