Plant Foods Simplified Locally
Apr11

Plant Foods Simplified Locally

by Lisa Watters-Lain,  Arizona’s garden gal When walking down the fertilizer aisle at Watters Garden Center or any home improvement store you can’t help notice the dizzying the array of plant food. You’ll see bags and bottles, powders and granules, sprays and concentrates. Furthermore, you’ll discover an increasing number of organic and “earth-friendly” plant foods. Which one is best for a healthy landscape? To pick the best plant...

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9 Container Gardening Mistakes to Avoid
Feb15

9 Container Gardening Mistakes to Avoid

By Lisa Watters-Lain,  Arizona’s garden gal Container gardening is very easy, but there are secrets to ensure big, bold, overflowing pots to decorate your spring landscape. With more than 50 large container gardens in my personal gardens, I’ve learned a lot from MY mistakes!  However, here’s a head start to successful containers and the  most common mis-steps for you to avoid that local gardeners, myself included, have made. 1 Filling...

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Winter Trees as Holiday Decor
Dec13

Winter Trees as Holiday Decor

By Lisa Watters-Lain, Arizona’s garden gal During my childhood years, evergreen trees were the living room centerpieces of holiday memories.  Although a decorated tree still is part of our Christmas décor, I also like to use living evergreens at the front door.  Because trees are not actively growing through the holidays, classic evergreens can stay in their growers’ pots for months before being planted.   That’s why they can provide...

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