Plant of the Week

Aster

Aster

  • Long-flowering hybrid for color and cutting flowers into late season
  • Stately plants tall enough to stand out well among meadow grasses and compatible with natives in wild gardens
  • Flowers draw in butterflies

Numerous colors and varieties will be arriving at the Garden Center Weekly for the fall planting season

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KEN LAIN
The Mountain Gardener
Featured columnist for Prescott eNews

Recent Articles

Tomatoes Birds Eating Fruit

I have several tomato plants and as soon as one of the tomatoes get red and ripe almost ready to pick something comes along and takes bites out of it. I am pretty sure it is birds because it happens all day long. I will have a great looking tomato almost ready to pick in the morning then go out … Continue reading

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Bee Stings + Pain Free Remedies

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Because we’re gardeners and work around many flowers it’s bound to happen: a bee stings us.  Coincidentally, although it had been several years since any of us Lains had been stung, just last week Lisa took a hit during an encounter. Sometimes it isn’t the gardener who gets stung but the gardener’s kid or … Continue reading

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Difference between an Annual and Perennial. What’s the Difference?

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener What’s an annual – Colorful flowers we plant for seasonal color are primarily annuals. These plants last for one season only. There’s a reason for that. Because they bloom so heavily, and give their all for a glorious, colorful show, they’re done by the end of the season. The Arizona Mountains seasons for annuals … Continue reading

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Question: Why do my tomatoes crack as they ripen?

Answer:  Tomatoes tend to crack when they receive irregular water. If your tomatoes have gone through a dry spell and you try to make up for it with frequent watering, the inside of the tomato will plump up faster than the outside can stretch and grow. As a result the outer skin of the tomato splits open or cracks.  Tomatoes … Continue reading

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It’s Easy To Subscribe to Watters Social Media

Watters Garden Center is in the forefront utilizing Social Media of the Top 100 Garden Centers in the US. As evidenced by our recent Survey, among the top methods of receiving information along with in-store interaction is Email, Internet and other Social Media options. The purpose of this Post is to enable our loyal customers to receive the amount and … Continue reading

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