Mountain Gardener

Enjoy a Brighter Fall Garden in 5 September Steps

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This week, Ken Lain The Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, AZ discusses fall gardening. What are the best fall veggies? When should you start fall garden clean-up? How do you enrich garden soil in Autumn? 

Watters Garden Podcast: Autumn Plants Ready for the Garden

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss the new arrivals of seasonal plants ready for your gardens like ornamental grasses, prairie grasses, regal mist muhly grass as well as other fun plants to put in your fall garden. Check out the bright colors of Aster, grape crush, snapdragons, pansies, and […]

Watters Garden Podcast: Grapes for Good 15th Annual Auction

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss the upcoming Grapes for Good event taking place on September 19th. Wine Flows and spirits lifted as the gardens come alive at Watters Garden Center hosts Prescott Frontier Rotary’s 15th benefit. On September 19, 5–8 pm, the garden center transforms into “A Garden […]

Eight and a Half Steps to DIY Landscapes

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This week, Ken Lain The Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, AZ discusses the steps to landscape design, how to landscape a front yard, landscaping on a slope, and more. You moved to the area and bought a new home. The front yard package included a tree, three shrubs, and a boulder, and the back yard is a […]

Watters Garden Podcast: Lisa and The Most Color from Fall Gardens

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss ground covers including Flamingo Ground Cover, Boston Ivy, Virginia Creeper, Red Wall, Trumpet Vine, Shrubs, and other plants that will give you a colorful Autumn Garden. Check out more The Mountain Gardener Podcasts and subscribe to the Watters Youtube channel! Is your business […]

Watters Garden Podcast: Digging Iris for Better Spring Flowers

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss the best time to dig and replant Iris and Daylilies as well as how to prepare soil. They also discuss watering large Pinion Pines and Junipers. Check out more The Mountain Gardener Podcasts and subscribe to the Watters Youtube channel! Is your business […]

Watters Garden Center Fall Gardening Classes

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Watters Garden Center of Prescott is offering several free gardening classes! From privacy screens to that ever-important Fall ‘to-do’ list, the classes being offered will cover many topics to help you be the best Autumn gardener around. Watters Garden Center is located at 1815 W. Iron Springs Road, Prescott. September 11 @ 9:30 am – Climbers & Covers in the […]

11 Ornamental Grasses of Better Fall Gardens

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This week, Ken Lain The Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, AZ discusses decorative grasses. Can these grasses be cut in the fall? Which are drought-tolerant? Should ornament grasses be cut back in Autumn? What ornament grass turns purple in the fall, and more! Mountain gardens are famous for flamboyant Autumn grasses in the landscape. This is the […]

Watters Garden Podcast: Lisa’s Advice on Fall Garden Vegetables

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss fall vegetable gardens. What can be planted now, which plants will be great for that second crop of veggies, and more! Check out more The Mountain Gardener Podcasts and subscribe to the Watters Youtube channel! Is your business listed in the official Prescott […]

Watters Garden Podcast: Privacy Screens and Other Timely Garden Questions

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss the best plants to create a privacy screen, is Deodar Cedar an ideal choice? The pair also discuss whether grass seed and wildflowers are good choices for low-maintenance landscaping, if Blue Spruce are susceptible to insects, and more!

Best Vegetables to Grow in a Fall Garden

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This week, Ken Lain The Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, AZ discusses the best veggies to grow in a fall garden, tips to plant in the late season, which plants will last in the fall and into winter, and more!

Watters Garden Podcast: Evergreen Shrubs Best Planted Now

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss when you should plant landscape shrubs and which ones you can still plant now!

Watters Garden Podcast: Ridding the Landscape of Weeds and Suckers

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss how to get your landscape rid of weeds and suckers, including staying rid of those pesky little elms and more! 

Best Landscape Trees by All Four Seasons

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This week, Ken Lain The Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, AZ discusses the best tree for your landscaping. What are the best trees for year-round growth? What are popular ornamental trees? What should you plant in your background and which trees keep their leaves in the winter? Trees are where your landscape value is. Plant them right, […]

Watters Garden Podcast: Design with Lots of Color

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss how to design with lots of colors using full-sun flowers, shade-friendly flowers, adding texture & height, and more! Check out more The Mountain Gardener Podcasts and subscribe to the Watters Youtube channel! Is your business listed in the official Prescott Valley Recreation Guide?! […]

Watters Garden Podcast: Q&A Weed Control

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott answer your questions including the best way for weed control during the monsoon, if honeysuckle can be used as ground cover and for erosion control, and is it too late to plant? Check out more The Mountain Gardener Podcasts and subscribe to the Watters […]

The Most Popular Houseplants from A to U

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This week, Ken Lain The Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, AZ discusses which indoor plants are the most popular, which plants are best for clean air, which are the easiest to grow, and more! Houseplants add style, color, and brightness, all while cleaning the air we breathe. Even if you’re not an experienced #PlantParent, this list of 17 […]

Highlands Center Fall Grow Native! Online Plant Sale

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Join the Highlands Center as they hold their annual Grow Native! ONLINE Fall Plant Sale beginning August 16 through September 9th. Proceeds for the sale will help fund the Highlands Center’s many educational programs for children and offers you the opportunity to purchase, plant, and grow plants that are native to the area.

Watters Garden Podcast: Lisa Says ‘We Have a Lot of New Stuff!’

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss all the great new inventory they just received including Crape Myrtle, Gardenias, Chicago Hearty Figs, Rose of Sharon, and more! Check out more The Mountain Gardener Podcasts and subscribe to the Watters Youtube channel! Is your business listed in the official Prescott Valley […]

Watters Garden Podcast: Can I Still Plant?

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss planting season. Can you still plant? What can you plant this late in the season and more! Check out more The Mountain Gardener Podcasts and subscribe to the Watters Youtube channel! Is your business listed in the official Prescott Valley Recreation Guide?! 60,000 […]

Top Plants from A to O with Dazzling Foliage

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This week, Ken Lain The Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, AZ discusses the best types of foliage plants, large leaf outdoor plants, leafy outdoor plant names, foliage plant care, large leaf tropical plants, and the best plants for colorful foliage. Next time you hit the garden center, think leaves. Flowers come and go as the summer growing […]

Watters Garden Podcast: Lisa’s New Summer Perennials

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss planting season, it’s not over yet! Discover the great summer perennials: Neptune Catmint, Little Goldstar Black-Eyed Susan, Red Hot Pokers, Sunny Days Ruby Coneflower and so much more! Check out more The Mountain Gardener Podcasts and subscribe to the Watters Youtube channel! Is […]

Ground Cover Plants that Love Shade

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This week, Ken Lain The Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, AZ discusses what ground covers grow best in shade, which grow fastest, and which are the best low maintenance for under trees.

Watters Garden Podcast: What is that Weed?

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss weeds that look like flowers. Should you kill it? They also discuss trimming shrubs, hail damage to trees, and how to plant berries. Check out more The Mountain Gardener Podcasts and subscribe to the Watters Youtube channel! Is your business listed in the […]

Watters Garden Podcast: Lisa Designer Containers

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss the best ways to use containers, how to soften and bring a deck or patio into the yard. They also talk about how to use containers as a privacy screen and other ways to creatively do container design. Check out more The Mountain […]

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5 Perennial Herbs that Come Back Every Year

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Perennial herbs take some of the heavy liftings out of garden design by coming back year after year, and they are always some of the best-looking plants in the yard.

Watters Garden Podcast: Q&A What is that Ugly Bug?

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss whether or not you should kill beetles. They also discuss how to soften the edge of a retaining wall and how to plant a small lawn.

Watters Garden Podcast: Lisa’s Privacy Plants

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss Lisa’s top secret garden plants including Austrian Pine, Deador Cedar, Fat Albert Spruce, Red Dynamo Photinia, Cotoneaster, Halls Honeysuckle, and more!

12 Ground Covers That Provide Year-Round Color

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This week, Ken Lain The Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, AZ discusses ground covers that will provide year-round color. What perennial ground covers come back yearly? Which are drought tolerant and can handle full sun. Evergreen ground cover, and the best cover plants to prevent weeds.

9 Plants that Repel Mosquitoes, Flies & Spiders

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What plants keep mosquitoes and bugs away? What are the plants that repel aphids? What plants repel bugs ants roaches? What are the Perennial plants that repel mosquitoes? What indoor plants keep bugs away?  Let’s get into these answers…. When it comes to the inevitable face-off between you and bugs, keeping them away from your immediate vicinity is a top […]

Watters Garden Podcast: Lisa’s New Houseplants

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss houseplants. Which new houseplants just arrived? Also, take a peek at the new ferns, succulents, anthuriums, and hoyas among other wonderful houseplants.

Watters Garden Podcast: Bugs on My Veggies

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss bugs on vegetable plants including squash bug infestations, maple trees with yellow leaves, and why your Rose of Sharon buds aren’t opening.

Beginner’s Guide to Container Gardens

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This week, Ken Lain The Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, AZ discusses container gardening. What vegetables grow well together in containers? How do you arrange a container garden? What supplies do you need for a container garden? How deep does my container garden need to be? Before you plant a container garden, you need only four things: […]

Watters Garden Podcast: Q&A Weeds!

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa and Ken of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss weeds. With the much-needed moisture, the Monsoon rains can bring what are the best methods to get rid of and prevent weed growth? Check out more The Mountain Gardener Podcasts and subscribe to the Watters Youtube channel! Is your business listed in the […]

Tips & Tricks for New Mountain Gardeners

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This week, Ken Lain The Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, AZ discusses gardening tips and tricks for new gardeners. What should you not do when gardening? Raised bed vegetable gardening tip’s for beginners. The best month to start a garden and how to start a vegetable, flower garden from scratch. Many have gardened in places where the […]

Watters Garden Podcast: Q&A Roses with White Dust

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discusses roses with powdery mildew along with other seasonal questions. What does Bark Bettle look like and what is a good suggestion for a tree wanted in a particular landscape location? Check out more The Mountain Gardener Podcasts and subscribe to the Watters Youtube channel! Is […]

Watters Garden Podcast: Lisa’s Dwarf Edibles

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Lisa of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discusses the best small trees with delicious full-sized fruit. Learn more about apple trees, raspberries, figs, and grapes. Check out more The Mountain Gardener Podcasts and subscribe to the Watters Youtube channel! Is your business listed in the official Prescott Valley Recreation Guide?! 60,000 copies are […]

Essential July Garden To-Do List

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This week, Ken Lain The Mountain Gardener of Watters Garden Center in Prescott, AZ discusses what you should be doing in your garden in July. Is it too late to start a garden? What vegetables grow in July? What flowers are best to plant in July? July is the ideal month to add a shade or fruit tree, a berry […]

Watters Garden Podcast: Shade Trees

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In this week’s Question and Answer segment, Ken and Lisa of Watters Garden Center of Prescott discuss fast-growing shade trees, shorter shrubs and flowering perennials for shade, and what to do for Peach trees that are dropping fruit. Check out more The Mountain Gardener Podcasts and subscribe to the Watters Youtube channel! Is your business listed in the official Prescott […]


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