Ken Lain, the Mountain Gardener

Ken Lain, the Mountain Gardener

Ken Lain is attracted to sunshine, beauty, happiness, success and health through gardening, and wishes to point the way to others. Throughout the week Ken can be found at Watters Garden Center located at 1815 W. Iron Springs Rd, Prescott, or contacted through his web site at www.wattersgardencenter.com

When to Prune Each Plant

With questions about pruning flooding into the garden center, there’s no doubt that pruning is in full swing. 
Start these plants in cold weather!
Ring in the new year with a houseplant!
Generally, the best time for planting trees is late winter through early spring.
Snippet: December tips to prepare gardens, lawns, trees, and shrubs for winter survival. Greenhouse tips, and advice for houseplant care to close out the season. Care of vegetable gardens and fruit trees.
This weekend would be a perfect weekend to get your tree and plan for it’s starring place in your landscape after gracing your home with Christmas cheer!

What is 'Dormancy?'

Perennials are plants that “come back” next year.  Annual are plants that do not survive the winter.  How to identify plants that will not survive dormancy.  Can I plant through winter?
Succulent plants - low care and diverse.

Growing Winter Lettuces

Snippet: The best lettuces to grow in wintry mountain gardens. Attractive lettuces make attractive landscapes in every season.
Hacks that work and those that don’t.
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