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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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Tips for Better Strawberries

Growing strawberries in mountain gardens is sweeter than any other part of the country. Starting can be overwhelming, but following these tips will make you an expert in no time. It’s not quite as easy as plopping a plant in the ground and hoping for the best, but close if you amend the soil correctly […]

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Should You Plant a Fruit Tree?

You used to need a lot of land to grow fruit trees. Most standard-sized fruit trees mature at a height and width of between 18-25 feet. Not only do trees of this size require a big chunk of your garden, they are too tall to prune and spray without a ladder. Dwarf and semi-dwarf fruit […]

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Experiencing the Seedy Side of Watters Garden Center

 The 2018 organic seed has arrived at Watters Garden Center. Each packet is stamped with an official non-GMO seal, ensuring 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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Eight Trees That Attract More Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are highly prized visitors in the garden. These inquisitive little birds zip around from flower to flower in search of nectar. This local list of trees is guaranteed to attract more hummingbirds. Provide a source of water for your hummingbirds, and use nothing but organic products in, on and around these fiery little creatures […]

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Flowers that Bloom through the Heat of Summer

The brightest flowers of the summer season wait until temperatures rise above 90 degrees to do “their thing.” Like sunbathers on a golden California beach, summer-blooming varieties are best planted when the sun is bright and temperatures are hot. Here are my top 11 flowers that outpace the rest in fragrance and in their ability […]

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Planting Tomatoes’ Best Friends in the Garden

There are plants that work well together and plants that should be kept apart. Matching the two groups into a garden plan is often difficult, especially in small spaces. Companion planting tomatoes is relatively easy. Companion planting is part experience, part folklore and part wishful thinking. Native Americans were among the first to use companion […]

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Large Raptors to Descend on Watters Garden Center

With razor sharp hooked beaks, powerful grasping talons, and wingspans that can be more than 5 feet, Arizona’s birds of prey are magnificent to watch and essential to our native environment. Watters Garden Center is partnering with Arizona’s Raptor Experience in Chino Valley to teach local gardeners about birds in the landscape. Saturday, March 4, […]

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