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 people who have trouble getting down to the ground and back up again (raise your hands, Boomers!). They are perfect for a garden you want to contain and protect from weeds. They are nice because they are often mobile so you can move them with the sun. They are also handy for people who don’t have a lot of space to garden. Plus, you can take them when, or if, you move.

We love that Frank is so local and is inspired by the sustainability efforts taking place here in the Phoenix Metro area. This is a great season for setting up a container garden. You’ll be thrilled with the results.