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Ladybugs: Do they Really Work in the Garden?

There are many reasons to love ladybugs. This little red beetle started as a legend during the middle ages. European farmers, about 1000 A.D., struggled with insects that would eat and destroy their crops. At the first sign of crop damage, farmers would pray to “Our Lady the Virgin Mary” for help. The little bugs […]

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Ten Flowers that Insects Hate

Bugs wreak havoc on flowers leaving frustrated gardeners to ponder whether to fight back with chemical pesticides, organic poultices or angry machete chops. However, even if you’ve lost the battle with bugs this season, you can win the war by planting flowers that insects find unpalatable. These flowers naturally repel insects because of soapy sap, […]

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Garden Party Grows Support for Education

Amidst perennials and pine trees, Watters Garden Center was the scene of a lively auction that raised funds for the Prescott Unified School District summer math and reading programs. Watters owner and Prescott Frontier Rotary Club member Ken Lain says the club brought in $36,000 at the annual Grapes 4 Grades party through donations, sponsorships, […]

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A Gardener’s Guide to Sowing Seeds of Life

Spring is in the air and we are all scrambling to plant our seeds so the beautiful flowers and nourishing plants can start growing. Each of these seeds represents a hope and an expectation. They start off as small, insignificant seeds, but with the right mix of sun, nutrients and water, they become beautiful life-supporting […]

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Ladybugs – Do they Really Work in the Garden?

There are many reasons to love ladybugs. This little red beetle started as a legend during the middle ages. European farmers, about 1000 C.E., struggled with insects that would eat and destroy their crops. At the first sign of crop damage, farmers would pray to “Our Lady the Virgin Mary” for help. The little bugs […]

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Exploring the Seedy Side of Watters Garden Center

The 2016 organic seed has arrived at Watters Garden Center. Each packet is stamped with an official non-GMO seal, insuring that these seeds have not been genetically modified. Make sure to verify a seed’s freshness date, organic status and whether it is genetically modified before you buy your seeds for this spring. If you buy […]

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