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Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Enjoy a Brighter Fall Garden in 5 September Steps

August is the hottest month in the gardens. Vegetable and flower gardeners relish in the bounty the heat and monsoon rain offers. Others long for the calm, cool Autumn nights Arizona is so famous. September is a transition month with some critical garden needs at hand. Keeping up with fall maintenance assures both the health

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Summer 2021: Free Garden Classes taught at Watters Garden Center

      June 12 @ 9:30 am – The Doctor is in the House – How to Heal Sick Plants -As we enter summer the heat, bugs and disease take its toll in the garden.  You can have a nice yard with these easy-to-use summer tips and a few key plant choices. June 19

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Tech Gadgets for Your Gardens

Time seems to slow in the garden. Without the continual noise from notifications sounding from my cell phone, it’s easy to lose track of time altogether. Admittedly I am addicted to technology, even in the gardens. If you define yourself as tech-savvy or an early adopter, then some of these garden gadgets can really help

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Fun Plants to Grow with Kids

It’s my grandmother’s fault! Tomatoes warmed by the afternoon sun eaten ripe with saltshaker in hand, is how my grandmother enticed me into her gardens. Honestly, she often scolded me for leaving the kitchen saltshaker in the garden. I now share her passion for the garden with my six children and three grandchildren. She simply

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

9 Plants that Repel Mosquitoes, Flies & Spiders

When it comes to the inevitable face-off between you and bugs, keeping them away from your immediate vicinity is a top priority. There are pesticides and bug traps, but these plants reduce the need for so many chemicals around the patio. Plants are in the business of repelling insects as a natural way of defending

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