Plant of the Week

Prescott Pansy

Pansy in a pumpkinWe specially grew local favorites and for the hard core gardeners some exciting new Autumn varieties, shapes and sizes unique to Yavapai County. Joyful pansies celebrate cool nights and bloom like crazy through the end of the year. Big Bold Flowers for the garden dollar. Plant now for best show through winter.

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KEN LAIN
Featured columnist for The Daily Courier
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Recent Articles

Autumn Companions Deliver Seasonal Style

Many summer container gardens are looking a bit worn and tired. The beginning of October is the time to change from heat-loving summer flowers to the autumn beauties that take us into winter. I like to bring a seasonal splash of color to our home’s entryway by mixing and matching eye-popping blooms with rustic grasses and foliage. This simple touch-up … Continue reading

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“Welcome Back” to The First Days of Fall Gardening

I am one of those guys who embrace cooler temperatures, autumn light, dropping leaves, and the musky, earthy smells that are synonymous with fall. However, it’s interesting that folks who recently relocated to the area from the sub-tropical climates of southern California and low-lying deserts can be shocked by this seasonal transition. They truly are surprised to witness a seasonal … Continue reading

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Vote-4-U Photo Contest Results

Congratulations to our top 5 winners of our Vote-4-U Photo Contest! A special thank you to all of the entrants of our photo contest – all of the submissions were outstanding.  For those of you who did not win this time, check back for our next contest! #1 Grateful Harvest ~ Linda C. #2 Gorgeous Gerbera ~ Judy M. Wysteria! ~ Elaine … Continue reading

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Blesses and Stresses of Rain

Traditionally, by the end of September we slip out of the monsoonal pattern and back to our normal, “spotty” rain cycles. However, this year’s overabundant rains have made the next four weeks critical for gardeners. This is the season plants are most ‘talkative’, and you should get to know their “language”. Although October through November is our normal period for … Continue reading

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Quaking or Dancing – it’s Still an Aspen

“H-O-T” is the only word to describe our homes’ west walls during the afternoon hours in Arizona! That baking sun can roast western walls and send air conditioning bills skyrocketing. Best at coping with a western exposure are tall deciduous trees. Every spring, their fresh new leaves create much-needed shade from that afternoon fireball. Because they lose their leaves in … Continue reading

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