Mountain Gardener

Behind the Scenes at The Mountain Gardener Podcast – What’s Going on in the Neighborhood


In this Segment, Lisa Lain of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, AZ, talks about how often and when to water, if poppies regrow or reseed, and whether Aborvite or Juniper is better. Check out more The Mountain Gardener Podcasts and subscribe to the Watters Youtube channel! 60,000 copies are being printed annually! How can you add your business? Call 928-257-4177 […]

8 Colorful Plants for Hanging Baskets


This week, Ken Lain the Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center of Prescott, Az discusses the best plants to put in hanging baskets, best shade plants for containers, the best trailing plants, and the best flowers for hanging baskets in full sun or shade.

Behind the Scenes at The Mountain Gardener Podcast – New Bloomers at the Garden Center


In this Segment, Lisa of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, AZ, talks about the many new arrivals at the Garden Center. Salvia in dramatic new colors, Meadow Sage (ideal at the top of a hill and let it cascade down. First of the season Geraniums, and new vegetables and herbs that look great planted with annuals. Check out more The […]

Behind the Scenes at The Mountain Gardener Podcast – Answering Your Questions


In this Segment, Ken and Lisa Lain of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, AZ, answer their top questions including what is a good ground cover for areas in the hot sun, what to do to get the best fall color, and how to treat plums and other ornamentals to prevent fungus. Check out more The Mountain Gardener Podcasts and subscribe […]

5 Tricks for Growing Better Tomatoes in Pots


This week, Ken Lain the Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center of Prescott, AZ covers how to grow tomatoes in pots from seed, growing Cherry and Early Girl Tomatoes in containers, and tips on how to keep your tomato plants alive and thriving.

The Most Beautiful Mountain Flowers in the Garden

This week, Ken Lain the Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center of Prescott, AZ covers the most popular and beautiful flowers as well as the top 10 flowers for your garden.

Behind the Scenes at The Mountain Gardener Podcast – Different Types of Gardens


In this Segment, Lisa of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, AZ, describes some of the different types of gardens we see in this area; English, Cottage, and Xeriscape.

Behind the Scenes at The Mountain Gardener Podcast – Which Ground Covers are Best?


In this week’s Question and Answer Segment, Ken and Lisa of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, AZ, talk about which ground covers are low water and animal resistant. 

Michele Hyatt, ACNP, Receives Highest Degree Awarded Garden Center Professionals


The degree of Arizona Certified Nursery Professional, ACNP, means working over two years as a professional in a garden center, greenhouse, or botanical garden, and extremely prestigious among those in horticulture.

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Fast Vegetables for Impatient Gardeners


This week, Ken Lain the Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center of Prescott, AZ covers what are the fastest-growing edible plants, vegetables, food to grow, and food crop for kids.

The Best Small Trees for Tiny Yards


This week, Ken Lain the Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center of Prescott, AZ shared the best trees for small yards including dwarf trees, shrub trees, fast-growing small trees, and dwarf flowering ornamental trees.

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10 Mountain Plants Hard to Kill in the Garden


This week, Ken Lain the Mountain Gardener of Prescott, AZ’s Watters Garden Center shares the best plants for potting, flowers and plants that are hard to kill, and low-maintenance outdoor plants.

Behind the Scenes at The Mountain Gardener Podcast – Lisa Talks Roses


In this segment, Lisa Lain of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, Arizona, talks about roses and explains that bear-root stock may not be the best way to go here in our mountain landscape but suggest other alternatives that can lead to rose success this spring. Check out more The Mountain Gardener Podcasts and subscribe to the Watters Youtube channel!

Behind the Scenes at The Mountain Gardener Podcast -Q&A with Ken and Lisa Lain


In this segment, Ken & Lisa Lain of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, Arizona, answer listener questions about the proper care and thinning of fruit on fruit trees as well as how to plant brambles (i.e. raspberries and other edibles for the best production)! Check out more The Mountain Gardener Podcasts and subscribe to the Watters Youtube channel!

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Watters Garden Center of Prescott Celebrates 59 Years of Spring!


Spring is in full swing! To celebrate this magical season, Watters Garden Center of Prescott, AZ is hosting its 59th Spring Open House the weekend of March 12-14. 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, flower baskets, […]

Reading a Seed Packet for Better Plants this Spring


This week, Ken Lain the Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, AZ shares how to buy seeds for the garden, how to read seed packets inside and out, and how to plant Sweet Peas from seed. There is a lot of information on a seed packet. Consider these four things when choosing a variety: when it blooms, how […]

Chaplains Comfort the Team at Watters Garden Center


The United States military knows the importance of caring for soldiers under pressure. In times of battle, medics care for the body; equally important are the Chaplains that care for each member’s mental and spiritual health. Pandemic produced fatigue wears down frontline workers in business in a similar way. What’s innovative is providing Chaplain services within the business community and […]

8 Flowering Trees for March Planting


Ken Lain, our Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, Arizona shares the types of flowering trees best grown in mountain landscapes. Flowering trees are among the most prized specimens of the yard, making a bold statement that heralds the return of Spring. Trees form the backbone of the landscape, but flowering trees add pizazz to a yard in […]

2021 Courthouse Lighting Blooms at Watters Garden Center


Watters Garden Center is partnering with Findlay GMC and the Chamber of Commerce for a brighter Christmas this year, and we’re giving away a car! Raffle tickets are sold through Watters Garden Center for a chance to win a new 2021 Buick Encore donated thankfully by Findley Prescott GMC. The lucky winner is drawn on March 12 @ 3 pm. […]

The 2021 Definition of Gardening


Here’s some advice on what a gardener is and how to become a successful gardener in 2021 from Ken Lain, our Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center of Prescott, Arizona: Gardening ebbs and flows as a cultural topic. Since last year plants, gardens, natural and organic are part of our vocabulary. The wave is so strong you now find natural […]

Exceptional Houseplants Anyone Can Keep Alive Indoors


Here’s what are the best low-maintenance houseplants and easiest houseplants to grow according to Ken Lain, our Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, Arizona: The internet is filled with exotic tales of hard-to-find plants that are even harder to keep alive. Yes, we do have most of these unusual plants, but this column is dedicated to the new […]

Doug Arthur, ACNP, Receives Highest Degree Awarded Garden Center Professionals


The degree of Arizona Certified Nursery Professional, ACNP, means working over two years as a professional in a garden center, greenhouse, or botanical garden, and extremely prestigious among those in horticulture. In partnership with the Arizona Nursery Associations, Maricopa Community College created this program to test plant skills. It proves all aspects of garden knowledge from tissue cultures, fertilizer details, […]

2021 Garden Trends You’ll See at the Garden Center


Here’s what Ken Lain and Watters Garden Center say are 2021 Garden Trends: Garden trends expected to grow this spring. Outdoor living trends and catalog for 2021. Houseplant and flower forecast. What garden design styles you’ll find at the garden center this year. Gardeners break the internet with 2 million views. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, 2020 was […]

9 Evergreen Shrubs Planted in February for Small Gardens


Here’s what Ken Lain and Watters Garden Center will cover when planting garden evergreens in February: Small evergreen shrubs for year-round interest. A list of evergreen shrubs with pictures. The best evergreen shrubs for the front of the house. Low-maintenance evergreen plants. 5-6 foot evergreen shrubs. And, dwarf shrubs for small spaces. When you think of small evergreen shrubs, do […]

Amy Langley, ACNP, Receives Highest Degree Awarded Garden Center Professionals


The degree of Arizona Certified Nursery Professional, ACNP, means working over two years as a professional in a garden center, greenhouse, or botanical garden, and extremely prestigious among those in horticulture.  Maricopa Community College, in partnership with the Arizona Nursery Associations, created this program to test plant skills. It proves all aspects of garden knowledge from tissue cultures, fertilizer details, […]

Evergreens Make a Garden Look Better


Here’s what we will cover in using evergreens in your garden: Use Evergreens to make an impact in your landscape. How can I make my front garden look better? Making Gardens look better on a budget. What evergreens do well in the shade? Boxwood is a Top 10 Mountain Evergreen. Winter shrubs best planted now. Thanks to its versatility, boxwood […]


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