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Yavapai Landscaping’s Wildfire and Storm Safety Team Warns: Avoid Running for Your Life. Cut Your Risk by Trimming or Removing Trees, Bushes, and Scrub. Wildfires Move at Four Feet per Second; Monsoon Storms at 20 to 110 Miles per Hour!
Not every home has room for the showy plants gardeners obsess over, like Monstara, Fiddle Leaf Figs, and Alocasia. There are so many adorable little plants that are perfect for tiny spaces. Grow miniatures when you have limited room in your home for large, towering houseplants.
Having only giant plants in your house can be overwhelming. Little houseplants are fantastic options. They are cute and easily placed on shelves, little tables, and anywhere you need more cuteness. Create a pretty indoor jungle by layering them together in different sizes. Here are the top five cutest of all houseplants for local homes.
Lavenders grown in the mountains of Arizona are grouped into six main types: English, French, Spanish, Sweet, Fern leaf, and Lavandin. There are others, but these are the most robust and popular varieties found seasonally at Watters. You will find many types at Watters now, but more detail, photos, and purchase options are linked to each variety.
The colors stun gardeners in their tracks. Thousands of roses are offered at Watters Garden Center in dozens and dozens of fragrances. Choosing the perfect one can be overwhelming, but not after this read.
Plant experts are hard at developing new hues and colors while improving the vigor and brilliance of garden roses. From the calm vibes of an all-white garden to the contrast of the color wheel to the free-spirited look of a cottage garden, there is a rose color to suit everyone.
Spring trees begin to bloom this issue. Trees are noble works of nature, and we are humbled by their greatness while walking through the redwoods of California or admiring the massive structure of a Texas oak. Often, inspiration is as simple as pulling under the cool shade of an eastern tree-lined street. We are amazed at the majesty of the trees. We feel this every spring and wonder if everyone feels the same.
If you ever feel as if prying eyes are looking right into your home, and you’d love to enable hot tub sessions with maximum privacy from that too-close-for comfort neighbor, this is for you.
The solution to these unwanted invasions is not rocket science. Simply plant a wall of living trees and shrubs to block an undesirable view and create the privacy you desire! Now is the time to plant strategically placed evergreen privacy screens for maximum growth and seclusion in spring. Fall planting encourages fast-growing trees and shrubs to grow maximum autumn roots crucial for a lush wall in the spring.
Many mountain trees offer spectacular autumn colors, but glowing fall leaves light up only one of our four seasons. The best landscape trees shine in every growing season. Maples provide some of the best fall colors. Several are outstanding shade trees through summer, others a great source of sap for syrup, and the smallest flame maples have exceptional drought tolerance in a desert landscape. Tiny trees for tiny yards don’t take up much space. Most offer stellar autumn foliage, and their fragrant spring flowers are an added bonus.
Ground cover plants are beneficial in so many ways. The foliage provides visual interest across hills, between boulders, and down slopes. They also reduce yard maintenance by fighting erosion and suppressing weeds.
Here is the definitive list of local groundcovers grown in the brutal sun or dense shade. Many offer an evergreen solution to bare landscape plots.
It’s frustrating to design a new flowerbed around your favorite perennial flowers, like delphiniums, Shasta daisies, and pincushion flower, only to see them peter out after three or four years. Here is a list of perennial flowers notorious for their longevity. These are the bloomers you see in old neighborhoods, planted when the homes were first built and still blooming decades later.
Gardeners seeking beauty in a variety of designs or inspiration for their own outdoor spaces, or those who simply enjoy strolling through a feast for the eyes, are invited to the Alta Vista Garden Club’s biennial Prescott Garden Club Tour. This event takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4 throughout Prescott.
The mountains of Arizona are famous for easy-care roses. Because of the dry air and alkaline soils, we grow a better, brighter, more fragrant rose without the disease and insect issues that plague gardens in high-humidity states. Every garden deserves at least one rose bush, whether in the ground, a raised bed, or a container.
Harold, who passed away in February, married Lorna in 1955 in Wellington, Ohio. They moved to Prescott and opened Watters Garden Center on Miller Valley Road.
By 1965, it quickly outgrew its original Miller Valley Road location, and the Watterses moved it to a spot on Plaza Drive. In 1983, it moved again, to its current location on Iron Springs Road.