I believe that butterflies, some of the most beautiful, magnificent and interesting creatures in any garden, are God’s gift to gardeners. Fortunately, butterfly numbers are increasing in our landscapes. The reason so many butterflies are appearing in gardens is that they are losing their natural … [Read more...] about Identifying Plants that Attract Butterflies
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Rosemary is commonly used in cooking to flavor soups, sauces and meats. Perhaps less well known, it also has many health benefits and can 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 … [Read more...] about Growing, Reaping Benefits of Rosemary
The spring planting season has an unusual twist, a consumer-run on garden supplies, seed, plants, and fruit trees are selling out. The garden center industry has even names the phenomenon - Victory Garden 2.0. The demand is surprisingly healthy for anything edible in the … [Read more...] about Run on Garden Center has Official Name – Victory Garden 2.0
Using living trees instead of fresh-cut trees to decorate for the holidays has increased in popularity. More than half of my local Christmas tree sales are for living trees that will be planted in January. Because of their waxy needles and high internal pitch, most conifers need surprisingly little … [Read more...] about Planting Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays
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 trees have made … [Read more...] about Should You Plant a Fruit Tree?
Ken Lain of Watter's Garden Center offers Monday Garden, offering tips and insights to northern Arizona's unique outdoor landscapes. Watch the new arrivals for fall video. More information at Watters Garden Center, 1815 Iron Springs Road. (928) 445-4159 … [Read more...] about Monday Garden with Ken Lain