Plants that Screen for Privacy and Sense of Seclusion

10/12/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener October is the time to plant privacy screens for the maximum growth necessary for seclusion next year.  As the autumn colors drop the last of their leaves our gardens can feel naked, but non-deciduous…

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Powdery Mildew – Identify and Cure

09/01/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener                           Mildew on Plant Powdery mildew is one of the most prevalent and easily recognized plant diseases of…

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Gardening While Saving

08/18/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Gardening is a real hobby, and like all hobbies, it’s easy to get carried away. Even after you have the necessary tools and supplies, there are always new plants, new hats and gloves, and…

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The Difference Between Frost and Freeze Warnings

03/31/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Spring is here and the planting season is in full gear but there still is a chance of frost.  Already customers have been to the garden center begging for tomato plants, the ultimate temperate,…

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Plant Foods Simplified Locally

02/27/2018 Ken Davis

by Lisa Watters-Lain,  Arizona’s garden gal When walking down the fertilizer aisle at Watters Garden Center or any home improvement store you can’t help notice the dizzying the array of plant food. You’ll see bags and bottles, powders and granules,…

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2018 Roses of the Year

02/26/2018 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

2018 Mountain Rose of the Year Collection by Lisa Watters-Lain, the mountain gardener The mountains of Arizona are famous for our easy-care roses. Because of the dry air and alkaline soils we just grow a better, brighter, more fragrant rose…

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Fertilizer Lessons to Choose the Right Plant Food

11/04/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener When walking down the fertilizer aisle at Watters Garden Center or any home improvement store you can’t help noticing the array of formulations. You’ll see bags and bottles, powders and granules, sprays and concentrates.…

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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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