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Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

7 Flowers That Attract Monarch Butterflies – Ken Lain

How to attract more butterflies into the gardens was this week’s most-asked question from friends, family, and garden center customers.  Because butterflies have their favorite foods, the answer is the same whether you are in a town home, cabin in the pines, or the newest track home on the block:  it all comes down to

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Top 10 Things Smart Gardeners Do in June – Ken Lain

June is considered perennial month in the mountains of Arizona. This is the top time to find big, bold perennials at the garden center. These are the flowers that come back bigger and better every year. The selection is better, and all bloom as we head into summer warmth. Gardens come alive with summer flowers

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Watters Free Garden Classes in March

Free Garden Classes are offered every Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30am at Watters Garden Center, 1815 Iron Springs Rd in Prescott. March 4 @ 9:30am – Spring To-Do List for Better Gardens Finally, a To-Do list you’ll actually enjoy! This class discusses all the garden “P’s”: Preparation, Prevention, Protection, and Pruning. March 11 – Watters

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Does Talking to Plants Help? – Ken Lain

Research shows plants have a definite calming effect on their gardener. Plants are so understanding. They refrain from arguing, asking difficult questions, or interrupting when speaking. It’s no wonder, so many gardeners talk to plants. A survey of 1250 gardeners found 50% spend time talking to their plants at When asked why gardeners talk

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

How to Grow Better African Violets – Ken Lain

Currently, there are 3200 species of African Violets. The very first violet was discovered in 1892 by Baron Walter von Saint Paul-Illaire, a German colonial official in Tanzania, thus the botanical name Saintpaulia ionantha. African violets are the most popular houseplants for a good reason. They bloom several times each year, with soft velvety foliage,

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