Plant of the Week

Balboa Sunset Trumpet Vine

Campsis radican. Annual monsoon rains trigger the triumphant reappearance of Trumpet trumpet vine balboa sunsett flowersvines, and summer heat explodes them into spectacular bloom. They are useful as a garden makeover for ugly fences, and icing on the cake for pergolas and trellises. The colorful, re-blooming, legendary blossoms will draw hummingbirds like magnets. Every yard should have at least one of these striking beauties.  The best time to plant and the best selection are here now.

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KEN LAIN
The Mountain Gardener
Featured columnist for Prescott eNews

Recent Articles

Never Make these Big 8 Mistakes in the Garden!

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener This week’s column may be a bit hurtful to some, but your neighbors have been begging me to write this one.   You’ve seen them…you may even have one, but any of these lawn ornaments is doing nothing to help your home’s curb appeal.  They may even be upsetting the neighbors, or at the very … Continue reading

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All Purpose Plant Food & Flower Power the Dynamic Duo of Mountain Soil

Our rocky mountain soil makes gardening a real challenge and we can all use every edge we can get to successfully grow vegetables, flowers and shrubs in this unforgiving climate. Enter the dynamic duo to the rescue. Available exclusively at Watters Garden Center. All Purpose Plant Food offers the meat and potatoes of the plant’s diet. Use at Planting and … Continue reading

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Protect Landscapes from Wildfire

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Residents new to the mountains want to get back-to-nature, find solitude, and escape the rat race.  Locally we call this the urban-wild land interface. However, with a woodland lifestyle come risks.  For instance, this week the primary hazard is the danger of wildfire. As a diehard gardener I take the middle ground on firewise … Continue reading

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Keys to Tomato Success

With Tomato Season in full swing there are a couple of Products offered by Watters Garden Center that will help assure a plentiful crop of big juicy tomatoes. Tomato & Blossom Set Spray Speeds the Harvest of Tomatoes and Vegetables Increases Yields It is a ready to use natural plant hormone product that promotes blossom set and fruit development Works … Continue reading

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Press Release – Alta Vista Garden Club’s June Garden of the Month

Taking a walk down S. Mount Vernon Ave. is like taking a walk back in time. Alta Vista Garden Club invites you to take that walk in June to see a beautiful, formal Victorian garden at the home of Ron and Linda Woodward at 141 S. Mount Vernon, our garden of the month. Built in 1898 by Olaf and Minnie … Continue reading

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