perennials

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

How to Plant Stylish Succulents In Shallow Planters – Ken Lain

Succulents and shallow containers graced the front of garden magazines this season. Succulent plants grow low, especially indoors, and are well suited to growing in low pots. Succulent roots are compact, and the plants are small for easy planting in shallow pots and bowls. These tough little perennials need little care and minimal water and

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

14 Plants That Thrive in Dry Shade – Ken Lain

June is “Perennial” month at the garden centers. This is when virtually every perennial is showing off and in bloom. Perennials are those flowers that come back each year with more giant flowers as they mature in the gardens. This is the best season, and you have more choices; a gardener could not ask for

Events

Watters Garden Center June Classes Resume

A Free Garden Class is offered every Saturday in June @ 9:30 am at Watters Garden Center, 1815 Iron Springs Rd in Prescott. June 11 @ 9:30 am The Doctor is in the House – How to Heal Sick Plants -As we enter summer the heat, bugs, and disease take their toll in the gardens.  Frustrated gardens will

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

10 Easy-to-Grow Plants Anyone Can Grow – Ken Lain

Mountain landscapes offer diverse four seasons of tremendous plants. Because of the cool summers, you have far more choices the desert dwellers only dream of. It can be overwhelming with where to start. Start with this list of easy-to-grow plants for local landscapes. We chose two for each type of plant as a starting point.

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Watters Garden Centers Celebrates 60 Years of Spring

Spring is in full swing! To celebrate this magical season, Watters Garden Center is hosting their 60th Spring Open House the weekend of March 11-13.   Meet the growers that produce Watters plants as they travel directly from the farm to share their insider tips and tricks of the trade.  This year’s newest fruit trees, roses,

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

34 Perennials to Cut Back in Fall & How to Grow Them

Most perennial 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 perennials for the cold months ahead and spark healthier new growth next spring by cutting back these perennials. Here are perennials to cut

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