Best Garden Center goes to Watters

Yavapai County was filled with open rangeland and cattle in 1962, and only 12,000 residents in Prescott. 59 years later, Watters Garden Center is still recognized as the ‘Best in Class’ place to find plants.

The Readers Choice Awards survey thousands of local gardeners throughout Yavapai County and asks their opinion of who their favorite garden center is. Their answer has been Watters Garden Center again.

“Thank you to all those that recognized Watters as their go-to place for plants. We never take this award for granted,” says McKenzie Lain, 3rd generation owner of Watters Garden Center.

“Watters’ very beginnings teaching gardeners how to grow in rocky mountain soils has led to awards like this,” says Lisa Watters-Lain, owner. “We don’t believe Watters is selling plants, rather garden success, from weekly garden columns, YouTube video, to weekly garden classes.”

This weekend begins Watters’ spring garden class series free every Saturday at 9:30 am to local gardeners. Watters Garden Center, 1815 Iron Springs Road in Prescott. Also live-streamed at FB.com/WattersGardenCenter.

January 16 @ 9:30 am: Happy, Healthy Houseplants with Professional Style

We believe plants make people happier, and not just outside, but inside, too! Houseplants brighten our lives, clean the air we breathe, but not all are created equal when grown in an arid climate. You’ll learn the top plants are grown indoors and how to care for them. Learn best practices for watering, light placement, and how to treat and prevent pests and problems.

January 23 @ 9:30 am: Top Local Landscapes with Flare

Any garden can pop with flares of color with the right plants. We’ll cover the best local companion plants—flowers, evergreens, and more–for maximum seasonal color and the right places to place them for gardening success. Attendees will hear how our consultants help gardeners design a new life for neglected, tired, or just blank slate landscapes. Bring a pencil and paper for notes and questions for our experts after this class.

January 30 @ 9:30 am: Why January is the Month to Plant Wildflowers

Ready, set, grow! Late winter is the ideal window to start wildflower seed outdoors, but you can’t just chuck them in the landscape and expect success. We share all the local tips that ensure these bloomers blossom beautifully. You’ll know the best seed, soils, food, and techniques that bring on the color this spring.

 

Watters Garden Center is a locally owned and operated garden center that specializes in providing avid gardeners and novices alike with the expertise and products to get things growing in the mountains of Arizona.

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