Home & Garden


Milk, eggs, butter and…bulbs?

If you live in other parts of the country, the first sign of spring is the bulbs that you planted in the fall pushing through the thawed earth and signaling the beginning of warmer weather. In most parts of Arizona, we don’t have the low temperatures that certain bulbs need to stimulate their biochemical responses…


Feed the hungry hummingbirds

There are more than 300 species of hummingbirds, and they are all native to the Americas. Many dwell in the tropics, where flowers (their primary food source) are abundant year-round. Southern Arizona hosts more than a dozen species and is a migratory path as many head south to Mexico to spend the winter. The most…


Saving energy and staying cool

The heat of an Arizona summer – with temperatures reaching 110°F and above – can be enough to drive the thought of energy savings from one’s mind. Our modern electrical grids and homes are designed to keep inhabitants comfortable, and during a heat wave, the ability to cool down is a priceless luxury. Arizona natives…


The art of water-wise gardening

Making a few changes in your garden care can yield great benefits. Less time and water wasted means more time for you to relax or entertain friends and family in your beautiful landscape. Water is critical throughout the life of a plant, but deciding when and how much water to provide each plant can be…


A Shared Love of Wine Collecting

Whenever guests pay a visit to the Sedona home of Dr. Richard Witlin and his wife, Nancy Weinman, the one room in the house that Richard insists on being the “official tour guide” for is their beautiful, one-of-a-kind wine cellar. “Especially when it’s really hot outside, I have a great time walking our guests into…


Flower power in Phoenix

Located on the northwest corner of the I-17 frontage road and South 16th Street. is an uncommon tenant for this industrial area. The Arizona Flower Market is Phoenix’s answer to the fresh flower markets found in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle. I had heard from many of my friends about this special…

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