- This hip high shrub has been covered in clusters of deep pink blooms for months now, but that’s not the best feature of this flashy spirea.
- Fall is when they really shine. The leaves turn a stunning aspen gold in autumn.
- All the seasons are covered with this deer proof plant.Watters Garden Center, 1815 Iron Springs Road in Prescott. Where people who Flashy Fall Color, they love to shop.
by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Fall freshness in the air is a welcome change from the long days of summer and torrential monsoon rains. The gardener within each of us can sense there is a difference in the air, now that fall has arrived. The Fall Equinox arrives this week at 7:21a.m. on Thursday. This is the precise time … Continue reading
by Ken Lain, The mountain gardener 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 gardeners should get to know their “language”. Although October through … Continue reading
by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Our part of the country is celebrated for its mild four-season climate, but gardeners new to the region often don’t realize just how nice it really is: Gardens can be coaxed into bloom most months of the year! Strategic planting of early winter bloomers can keep flower color in the yard right into next … Continue reading
By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Truckloads of trees ready for fall color and winter evergreens are on their way. The first of many deliveries arrive this week. To make room for this seasonal transition Watters hosts it annual clearance sale, or the ‘ Monster Monsoon Sale’. There is nothing wrong with these lower priced plants, but the spring and … Continue reading
by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Time seems to drag when the voices of stress repeat themselves in my head, but stress is never an issue in the garden. Gardening is my escape from a hyper-connected world of Facebook, inbox, and scrolling Instagram posts. Gardening becomes my inspiration after spending too much time writing at my computer screen. A healing … Continue reading