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Causes for Yellow Leaves on Houseplants – Ken Lain

A thought as we charge through the New Year. Gardening helps us reconnect with the earth and ourselves. Personal growth is easier if we grow plants. We accomplish new growth when blessed with health, ambition, wits, and persistence. Each we possess is a gift. It’s at the root of why trees have universal appeal and


Spring 2023: Free Garden Classes taught at Watters Garden Center

Free Garden Class offered every Saturday @ 9:30 am in the fresh air at Watters Garden Center, 1815 Iron Springs Road in Prescott. January 14 @ 9:30 am: Happy, Healthy Houseplants with Professional Style You’ll learn the top plants grown indoors and how to care for them. Learn best practices for watering, light placement, and

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Top 10 Houseplants for a Healthy Indoors – Ken Lain

Today’s ultra-efficient homes seal outside air from penetrating their interiors, thus recirculating inside air without added freshness. A three-month-old air filter cleans only so many particles before choking on its own dust. We won’t mention formaldehyde-ridden foreign products brought into the home for the holidays. Initially, toxins weren’t an environmental problem because fresh air was

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2 Things Rookie Gardeners Do to Houseplants – Ken Lain

There are no silly questions when it comes to gardening. We are on this journey together; some have more experience than the Rookies just starting out. That’s why two decades of garden articles, radio programs, and podcasts exist. Gardening is learned by making mistakes. I want to ensure you make mistakes in the right direction,

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The Trick to Healthier Houseplants – Ken Lain

Repotting is an essential part of healthy houseplants. Signs you need to repot your plant are: Roots protrude from the bottom of the pot. The plant stops growing or becomes limp. The plant is root-bound or pot-bound. Most houseplants like to be tight in their container. These plants are found in tropical jungles and used


Rare Houseplants Attract New #PlantParents – Watters Garden Center

Prescott, Arizona has experienced a garden renaissance of new gardeners hungry for local content and an ever-diverse choice of plant options. #Plantparents of the rarest houseplants lead this new generation of gardeners. “We find the best introductory plants to gardening are houseplants. First-time home buyers, college students, and apartment dwellers are leading the way,” says