A Tribute to Our Founder Harold Watters

02/24/2022 Ken Davis

Harold Leroy Watters Harold Leroy Watters, 84, beloved father, husband, and great-grandfather ascended heaven-bound with his Lord and Savior on February 15, 2022.In Wellington, Ohio, Harold was born to doting parents Richard and Edna Watters on March 17, 1937. His…

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Dynamic Dozen Evergreen Ground Cover Plants

02/16/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Evergreen groundcovers benefit your garden in two ways, each of which has significant value even when found separately on plants! Evergreen foliage provides visual interest every month of the year. Evergreen groundcovers lower yard…

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8 Beautiful Houseplants that Thrive in Water

02/09/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Children find particular joy in plunking a carrot top in a dish of water and watching leafy greens emerge from the top days later? Growing houseplants in water twist the same idea for grownups.…

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Best Annuals to Grow from Seed

02/02/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener A handful of flower seeds starts an entire garden full of color, fragrance, butterflies, and joy. Starting seeds in the garden is easy, though it does require some planning and patience. The seed shortage…

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5 Ways Houseplants Improve Your Mental Health

01/12/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener There is a good reason those fiddle leaf figs are flying off the shelves. Houseplants are a boon for your mental health. Especially during these socially-deprived and tumultuous times midst COVID, civil unrest, and…

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Flowers, Herbs, and Veggies You Can Plant in January

01/04/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener January isn’t thought of as a prime gardening month in Northern Arizona. Gardeners in Southern Arizona know it’s the perfect time for cool-season vegetables and flowers. It is warm enough to direct sow much…

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9 Outdoor Plants That Thrive Indoors

10/22/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What outside plants can be grown indoors? Outdoor plants for a balcony. Best indoor plants. Can outdoor plants survive indoors? What indoor plants can go outside? Top 10 indoor plants. Indoor Geraniums It’s a…

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11 Fall Tips for Better Gardens

10/15/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Flowers to plant in fall for spring. Preparing gardens for Autumn. How to enrich a garden in fall? When to clean up the garden. What should I put on my garden in the fall?…

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10 Things to do with Fallen Autumn Leaves

10/03/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Autumn leaves are a wonderment of the season. Although dropped leaves make for extra work, I really enjoy the seasonal change.  When most of the leaves have dropped, we pile them high and play…

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Birth Months’ Flowers

07/16/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Birthdays’ gemstones are exciting, but there are limits to the numbers of emeralds, diamonds, etc. we can bestow on our loved ones! Instead, the practicality and versatility of birth month flower gifts are better…

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