Fruit Trees – Health & Harvest

02/16/2021 Ken Davis Watch the Livestream Fruit trees not only beautify our landscapes, but they also give us actual food to eat! Links to Additional Information Fruit Tree Calendar Apple Pollinator Chart Apricot Pollinator Chart Cherries Pollinator Chart Nectarines Pollinator Chart  Peaches…

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Winter Landscapes that Attract More Birds

12/18/2020 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Much of my garden is dedicated to attracting birds into our landscape. I firmly believe that a landscape cannot have enough birds . . . except ravens; my gardens can have too many ravens…

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Gardening Tips for Year’s End

11/22/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The days grow short as we move into the last of the 2019 gardening season. This is a time to relax, sip tea while warming our feet by the fire, and reflect on our…

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Attract Birds, Bees & Butterflies

08/17/2019 Ken Davis

Monarchs, Swallowtails, and bees are in trouble, but we can help!  This class goes into all the details of how to help the local natives.  Because they like so many of the same plants, hummingbirds are simply a bonus to…

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15 Flowers that Rebuff Hummingbirds

04/28/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Every hummingbird book, article, and expert recommends planting flowers to attract hummingbirds.  But it takes more than just beautiful blooms to entice these birds. Many of the most common, widespread backyard flowers are actually…

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What to Do If You Find an Injured Baby Bird

08/12/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Garden Centers attract a lot of birds and, believe me, we see a lot of them this time of year.  They don’t seem to mind all the human activity in our retail setting and…

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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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Viral Video – Baby Quail – Just Hatched

07/12/2017 Ken Davis

When Ken Lain took this video, he thought is was cute, but never expected it to go viral. Almost 10,000 views on our YouTube Channel and still attracting interest.

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Large Raptors to Descend on Watters Garden Center

02/28/2017 Ken Davis

Contact: Ken Davis Watters Garden Center [email protected] cell 603-456-3581 NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Large Raptors to Descend on Watters Garden Center (February 17, 2017) Prescott, Arizona –   With razor sharp hooked beaks, powerful grasping talons, and wingspans that can…

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Best Bloomers to Bring more Birds

07/07/2016 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener When choosing “hummingbird flowers” look for blooms in rich, bright reds, yellows, and blues.  Flowers with long tapered shapes that can accommodate a hummingbird’s long bill will keep the birds coming back again and…

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