Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Perennials to Cut Back in Autumn & How to Grow Them – Ken Lain

Most perennials hibernate underground through winter. Some are downright ugly after our first hard frost and harbor pest and disease unless cut back by the end of the year. You protect these plants for the cold months ahead and spark healthier new growth next spring by cutting back these perennials in the fall. This is

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

12 Low-Maintenance Landscape Tips & Tricks – Ken Lain

Every landscape needs some upkeep. Many are labors of love for the outdoors, nature, and all plants that grow in the yard. Water by hand and mowing take up large amounts of time and resources. Weeding and pruning require seasonal time and energy as well. Many ornamental plants need care to keep them looking vivacious


Free Garden Class Offered Every Saturday in June at Watters Garden Center

Free Garden Class offered every Saturday in June @ 9:30 am at Watters Garden Center, 1815 Iron Springs Rd in Prescott.  June 10  @ 9:30 am – Plant Better Berries and Grapes – Berry, grape, fig, and pomegranate are all covered in this juicy, fast pace class.  You will have bowls of fruit picked fresh from the gardens after this

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Best Smelling Plants for Outdoor Gardens – Ken Lain

Arizona is famous for outdoor activities. When all this activity brings the party to your deck, patio, or pool’s edge, the fragrance of the garden should be positive and uplifting to the friends that gather. This is the perfect place to add sweetly scented plants for ambiance. Forget the candles and citronella. The right plants

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Grow Better Peonies this Spring – Ken Lain

Perennial peonies grow naturally in the gardens of Europe, China, and the Western U.S. From one corner of the globe to another, peony plants have been transplanted and admired. Asia prizes the plant for medicinal uses, with the root of white peony used to treat liver problems. The early Greeks and Romans also found medicinal

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Top 10 Spring Cleaning Tasks Every Garden Needs – Ken Lain

Serious gardeners are in the garden on the first warm day of spring. While there is no harm in cleaning up fallen branches and debris, wait until the soil is no longer wet enough to form a ball in your hand before walking on it and compacting. But start your cleanup quickly. It’s much easier

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