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Planting Wildflowers is Easy

At Watters Garden Center, we often hear questions about wildflowers: When is the best time to plant wildflower seeds? Do wildflowers grow back every year? Do wildflowers need full sun? How do you plant a wildflower garden? Do deer eat wildflowers? Wildflowers are best planted in winter. Plant only perennial wildflower seeds to come back […]

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Holiday Evergreens are Ready for Planting

During the coldest months of the year, evergreens are the anchors that hold together our landscapes. Up to 25 percent of any mountain landscape should be allotted to evergreens. Get this ratio wrong and that winter landscape will appear bare, especially if neighboring yards have evergreens galore. This is a good time to assess the […]

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The Secret Garden: Using Plants as a Natural Screen

As the autumn colors drop the last of their leaves, the gardens can feel naked. Without strategically placed evergreens in the yard, it easily feels like prying eyes look right through your home. Not only does your privacy seem to disappear, but that neighbor’s debris pile can be witnessed through winter. The solution to both […]

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Autumn Perennials are Helping Birds

Birds bring beauty and sound to the garden. It’s nice to put out bird feeders with seed and suet to attract birds to your yard. But birds still like to forage and find their own food and it’s especially important to have food for them to find when the feeders are empty. There are many […]

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Flowers that Help Sell Your Home

Of all the ways to boost your home’s curb appeal when you put it on the market, what could be quicker or less expensive than installing some colorful garden flowers? Watters Garden Center conducted a survey to discover which flowers are most appealing to house hunters. In addition to trimming your trees and shrubs and […]

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Memorial Trees Celebrate Those We Love

It’s been over 77 years since I lost an uncle in Europe during World War II, but his memory is strong within our family. Stories live on about the last time the family saw him before he headed off to that fateful day and they are filled with details of his bravery. Because of these […]

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Ten Ways to Use Rosemary from the Garden

Rosemary is a hardy mountain evergreen shrub that’s easy to grow outside and even easier to use inside. Prized in the culinary world for its flavorful leaves, rosemary also has a fragrance and early spring beauty with its show of lavender flowers. There are so many ways to use rosemary from the garden, too many […]

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Reap Healthy Benefits by Growing Rosemary

Rosemary is commonly used in cooking to flavor soups, sauces and meats. It is known to have many health benefits and to be used as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. Here are 10 health benefits of rosemary that will prompt you to grow this plant and find ways to use this valuable, […]

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