Shop Small, Shop Locally

We’re big proponents of local shopping. First of all we love our neighborhood parks, schools, and first responders so much that we don’t mind paying some taxes to keep the community strong. We’re not big fans of the big-box, strip mall feel of so much of  Phoenix. It can be impersonal. Both of us grew

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Disposable Fly Trap

We love the way the Rescue Disposable Fly Trap works to keep our outdoor spaces continuously “fly free”. Inside the trap there’s a powdered mixture of safe ingredients that flies find attractive. You just pop open the trap, add water to the fill line and hang the trap bag from a tree. Within minutes flies

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Got Cucumbers? Try This Cold Soup

Summer is a time when you’ll find an abundance of cucumbers, in your own garden if you planted them, or at farmer’s markets. It’s also a time when the weather is often sticky and hot. So, who wants to cook? Amy heard cookbook author Kathy Gunst being interviewed on the NPR show “Hear and Now”just

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Rock Dad’s World

Father’s Day is just around the corner, so with that in mind here are a few ideas for thoughtful ways to show your love. Click on any of the images to get more information or to purchase.  Also, when you shop in the store, we’ll happily wrap your gift up with tissue and a bow. 

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so with that in mind here are a few ideas for thoughtful ways to show your love. Click on any of the images to get more information or to purchase.  Also, when you shop in the store, we’ll happily wrap your gift up with tissue and a bow. 

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Raised Bed Gardens In Phoenix

Frank Lopez, a retired carpenter who lives in the Coronado neighborhood in central Phoenix, makes some incredible raised garden beds from repurposed wood. Frank will be here at our “Some Like It Hot” Plant Sale, Sunday, March 12 selling these cool beds. Raised gardens are great for a number of reasons. They are good for

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Tomato Growing Tips

If you live in the Southwest desert, mid to late February is the time to get your tomato plants in the ground. Timing is everything with tomato growing because there’s a balance between getting caught between a late-winter frost and the first 100 degree day, when plants will stop pollinating. The following primer is a

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