Wildflowers for Christmas & Other Gifts for Gardeners

12/08/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener How do you grow wildflowers from seed? When should wildflower seeds be planted? How do you plant wildflower seed? Gift ideas for gardeners. The best wildflower seed mixes. Watters gift cards as stocking stuffers.…

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Christmas Stories Behind Holiday Plants

11/24/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Gardeners take a special interest in the holidays and the plants that mark the season. Pumpkins and spice start out the holiday decorating, which climaxes with Christmas and New Year plants. There is a…

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HOW TO GROW POINSETTIAS

12/09/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Next to a living Christmas tree, nothing says Christmas like poinsettias. Watters has dozens of colors ranging from traditional shades of red, pink, and white to burgundy, peach, striped, and freckled. They add a…

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HOW TO GROW A HOLLY BUSH

12/09/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Enjoy Christmas cheer all year long with this favorite holiday shrub. Holly is most commonly associated with the Christmas season, the branches and berries a favorite component of holiday decorations. Though holly shrubs provide…

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Wildflowers – A Spring Gardener’s Perfect Gift

12/13/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Gardeners are some of the “tough customers” on our annual gift lists; it’s hard to know what they like/need. Here are a couple of suggestions: Wildflower seeds for the gardener in your life will…

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To Grow Trees After their Holiday Duties

11/26/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The practice of using living trees over fresh-cut trees to decorate the holidays continues to increase in popularity. Over half of Watters’ local Christmas Tree sales are for living trees that will be planted…

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Evergreens to Decorate and/or Add to a Landscape

12/15/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener This is the season when decorated evergreens dominate living rooms and sparkle in the winter landscape.  The list provided not only grows best outdoors but often is used as a living tree through the…

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Buy the Freshest Tree on the Lot and Keep it Fresh

11/30/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Preparing for the holiday shopping season at Watters has been crazy this week.  It’s the annual mad rush to harvest, ship, unload, and set up hundreds of various holiday plants, trees, and poinsettias.  Fully…

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Christmas Trees have Just Arrived at the Garden Center

11/29/2018 Ken Davis

Do as the Grinch did! Come to Watters Garden Center for your Christmas Tree. Large or small; cut or live we have the freshest trees in town with stands and other accessories. If you purchase a live tree we can…

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Christmas Trees have Just Arrived at the Garden Center

11/28/2018 Ken Davis

Do as the Grinch did! Come to Watters Garden Center for your Christmas Tree. Large or small; cut or live we have the freshest trees in town with stands and other accessories. If you purchase a live tree we can…

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