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

Soil Prep for Spring Planting

Taking care of the basics is important in most of the things we do. And gardening is no different. Ken points out how the proper soil preparation can make or break your garden.
Yes, it's winter. But that doesn't mean your landscaping can't look beautiful.

The Joy of Living Accents in our Homes

Ken Lain brings you the tips to raising gorgeous houseplants.
Yes, believe it or not, it's time to think about fruit trees already! Ken brings all the info you need in today's column.

The Secrets of Successful Wildflowers

It's time to sow your wildflowers as a preparation for a lovely spring!

The Pruning Season Officially Starts

It's time to prune those trees, shrubs, hedges and roses. Ken Lain offers the precise information you need!

2010 Garden Resolutions

Even gardeners can use a few good resolutions. Ken Lain, the Garden Guy shares some of his.

Christmas Gifts for the Gardener

Wondering what to buy your favorite gardener for Christmas? Ken Lain offers a few suggestions.
Winter is here, what shall we plant?

Picking the Perfect Christmas Tree

Bringing in a cut Christmas tree? Ken Lain offers tips to make sure it lasts through Christmas. Plus, bonus comments on the Chino Valley water issue.