Irritating Insects and Fungus Among Us

03/07/2019 Ken Davis

Your garden is about to be under attack! Spring is just around the corner, bringing some very unwanted pests to our home landscapes. This class focuses on two major enemies to our plants: insects and fungus. Learn how to identify…

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Great Ladybug Release and Arbor Day Celebrations

03/23/2018 Ken Davis

The week between Earth Day and Arbor Day is something special.  April is the peak planting season for local gardens.  Arbor Day, Friday, April 27, Watters Garden Center will host it’s annual ‘Great Ladybug Release @ 2 pm and repeats…

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Insect Control – Bacillus thuringiensis

02/16/2018 Ken Davis

Lora Goulding, Master Gardener Bacillus thuringiensis is a naturally occurring soil bacterium disease that is fatal to the larva stage of certain insects. It occurs naturally in the gut of caterpillars of various types of moths and butterflies, as well…

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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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10/17/2015 Ken Davis

None! I know it’s hard to accept, but the spiders in the garden are our friends. They’re the good guys. They’re predators, and right now, they’re doing a fine job reducing the bug populations in our yards. So we do…

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Bee Stings + Pain Free Remedies

08/28/2015 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Because we’re gardeners and work around many flowers it’s bound to happen: a bee stings us.  Coincidentally, although it had been several years since any of us Lains had been stung, just last week…

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7 Gardening Tips for Year’s End

11/27/2014 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

The days grow short as we move into the last of the 2014 garden season. This is a time to relax, sip some tea while warming your feet by the fire, and reflect on our gardening successes and near misses.…

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