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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People-pleasing flowers ~ unappetizing to animals

06/02/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Not all baby bunnies are cute, especially when they eat a new Euonymous to the ground, or wipe out those pretty pansies and tulips! Jackrabbits are born with a full coat of hair and…

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10 Cat Repellents: How to Keep Cats Out of Your Yard

07/21/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Cats in the garden seem to be an issue this week while helping customers at the garden center this week, so let’s cover the subject in detail.  I am often asked how to keep…

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Some Flowers Rabbits Won’t Eat

04/29/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener All baby bunnies are cute except when they have eaten to the ground that new Euonymous or those pretty pansies and tulips! Jackrabbits are born with a full coat of hair and opened eyes,…

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Native Deer in the Garden

04/18/2017 Ken Davis Do you want to be a Mrs. Smith or a Mrs. Johnson? Read More

Rain: Blesses and Stresses

09/10/2016 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, The mountain gardener Traditionally, by the end of September we slip out of the monsoonal pattern and back to our normal, “spotty” rain cycles.  However, this year’s overabundant rains have made the next four weeks critical for…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Garden Alert – Pocket Gophers at Destructive Levels this Spring

02/16/2016 Ken Davis

Contact: Ken Davis Watters Garden Center kendavis@wattersgardencenter.com cell 603-456-3581 NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Garden Alert – Pocket Gophers at Destructive Levels this Spring (February 12, 2016 ) Prescott, Arizona – Pocket gophers are digging up local gardens at an…

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WHAT SPRAY DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR GETTING GET RID OF SPIDER WEBS IN THE LANDSCAPE?

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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Tomatoes Birds Eating Fruit

08/29/2015 Ken Davis

I have several tomato plants and as soon as one of the tomatoes get red and ripe almost ready to pick something comes along and takes bites out of it. I am pretty sure it is birds because it happens…

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Nursery Sale Marks Seasonal Garden Changes

08/20/2015 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Lisa and I travel to Portland, Oregon this week for the largest nursery tradeshow in the country.  We spend a week logging hundreds of miles and touring thousands of acres of plants in search…

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