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Watters Celebrates 55 Years!

19 March 2017  

It’s a fun weekend at Watters Garden Center - full of friendly faces and lovely garden plants and flowers. 

Watters is celebrating their 55 years of providing the best gardening plants and services in the quad city area with a Spring Open House. They’ve brought in the actual growers of many of their plants to answer your questions and give you tips and tricks for making your yard and garden lush and green this year. 

Love native plants? No worries - Watters has the largest selection of native plants around. How about ideas for maintaining a bit of privacy? That’s easily handled, too, with great tips for everything from climbing edible plants to thick and solid shrubs, all easy to grow in Northern Arizona. What to do about pesky critters? Ken Lain offers many strategies for winning the battle of the yard!

Ever wonder, “How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” Well, that answer may not have been provided yesterday, but Jonny’s Tree & Landscaping Company gave an amazing demonstration of how fast their chipper could chip big logs. Watch below as Ken Lain from Watters Garden Center talks about the weekend events and Jonny’s Landscaping chips up some logs. (The actual woodchipping has been sped up by about 600% for more enjoyable viewing.)

The actual times took 1:37 for the large log, 1:02 for the medium-sized log, and 32 seconds for the smaller one. Obviously, when it comes to tree removal, give up on  woodchucks - better call Jonny’s instead.

For the non-gardeners reading this, you can enjoy a trip to Watters, too. Garden art is in full display, and it never has to be watered or fertilized!


Other vendors on hand included Patty Beurelein, from Gro-Well Brands; Douglas Forst, Armstrong Growers; Chris Shipley, Civano Nursery; Kent Broome, First Editions and Bailey Nurseries.  

To add to the festivities, there is face-painting, free hotdogs and giveaways throughout the weekend. You’ll want to make your way to Watters, it’s the most fun and education you’ll ever have picking out your garden supplies.

Today (Sunday) is the last day of this event, but no worries, Watters will continue to offer their great service, beautiful plants and growing advice for many more years to come.

Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder and Editor of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She asks a lot of questions! In her spare time, she loves photography, cooking and hanging out with her family.