The Most Common Watering Questions

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We at Warner’s have been providing gardening help to generations of Northern Arizona residents for almost 50 years and in that time, there are questions that are just like perennials – they keep coming up every year. What are the best times to plant trees? How do you deal with garden pests? How much sunshine or […]

Oh, Hail No!

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In my last blog, I talked about all the wonderful things that come with monsoon season – free water, cooler temps, a chance to practice some great conservation techniques like water harvesting. But there is a downside. Hail. Damaged caused by hail is just terrible, as anyone knows whose had hail damage to a car […]

Making the Most of Monsoon Season

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It hasn’t quite hit us yet, but we are right on the verge on Monsoon Season, with its cooler temps and welcome water. We often talk in this space about being “water-wise” in our dry climate – things like using drip irrigation systems and selecting drought-resistant plants for your garden. Now, as the monsoon season […]

Attracting the Wildlife You Want

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On the days I get to sit back and enjoy my garden (instead of working at the nursery to help you with yours!) one of the big rewards is getting to see the ecosystems my garden supports in my little patch of the world. There’s nothing like sitting on your patio, feeling the sun on […]

Misti’s Blog: Summertime is magic

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Summer is magic. There is something about this season, when school is out and the temperatures climb and everything around you says “relax – it’s summer.” These are the months of feeling the grass under your bare feet and lying back to see what shapes the clouds make in the sky. It’s about super fresh […]

The Rewards of Growing Your Veggies

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This weekend is Tomatopalooza – our annual celebration of all things tomato – so it’s a great time to talk about the benefits of growing your own tomatoes and veggies as a part of your garden. The most obvious reason to grow your own food is taste. Yes, there is an abundance of produce in […]

Celebrating Mother’s Day

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Here is your Interesting fact of the day – if you were to pay Mom for all the work she does for her family, her annual salary in 2019 would be $71,297. That’s according to Insure.com, which every year compiles its Mother’s Day Index by thinking of all the jobs Mom performs, looking up the average hourly […]

Gardening for Mental & Physical Fitness

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I am always singing the praises of gardening. Typically, I tend to talk about gardening as a way to beautify your home, spend time with your family and grow fabulous things – be they trees or flower beds or tasty tomatoes or veggies. Today, however, I want to take a look at the many health […]

Celebrating Earth Day

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There are few holidays or observances that are celebrated around the world regardless of your nationality or religion, but since the 1970s, April 22nd has been known worldwide as a day to promote environmental protection and show your love for Mother Earth. Earth Day started in the United States as an “environmental teach-in,” but quickly […]

Planting It Forward

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It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees. -Wangari Maathai Since I started this blog last year, I’ve been asked more than once why I decided to call it “Planting It Forward.” There were several reasons the phrase spoke to me. The first was to […]