Growing More Flowers in the Garden this Spring

03/10/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener There are lots of annuals grown for their foliage, like coleuses and caladiums. Blooming plants remain the most popular annuals. That’s because annual plants repeatedly bloom, giving undemanding joyous color throughout our warm months.…

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Watters Celebrates 59 Years of Spring

03/12/2021 Ken Davis

Spring is in full swing! To celebrate this magical season, Watters Garden Center is hosting its 59th Spring Open House the weekend of March 12-14.   Meet the growers that produce Watters plants as they travel directly from the farm to…

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Top Fragrant Shrubs for Mountain Gardens

03/20/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Shrubs have many uses in a landscape, but gardeners who especially appreciate sweet-smelling plants are drawn to the most fragrant shrubs. Whether cold-hardy or tropical, bushes in this group are valued for scenting the…

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Peonies Your Grandmother Would Covet

03/22/2019 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Few perennial flowers compare to the bloom and fragrance of peonies in the spring garden.  Many new varieties arrived this week at the garden center; so exciting that they inspired this week’s column.  Peonies…

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Flower Hour: The First Flowers for Spring **SPECIAL CLASS TIME 4:00 PM!**

03/15/2019 Ken Davis

You’ve heard of Happy Hour, but what about Flower Hour?! This special Friday afternoon garden class kicks off our 2019 Spring Open House by showcasing the first bloomin’ colors you’ve seen since winter, and even new varieties never seen before!…

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