5 Things You Need for Your Garden This Spring in Metro Phoenix

Categories: Now Growing

From Bulbrite.com
These are a great addition to any garden.

Spring is one of the best times in the desert and with it comes a fresh stock of great things for your garden. This warm weather is an inspiration to get growing and take on new projects. Whether you just like the practical stuff, or need fresh ideas, here's what we're needing and lusting for this spring.

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Kate Crowley
This is the most practical item ever!

Fruit Picker, $17.99 at Baker's Nursery
Did you even know this existed? For the practical gardener who hates ladders, this is the perfect and yet, affordable item. If you have citrus it's especially important to harvest fruit before it rots and this tool makes it easy to access those hard to reach places in your tree.

Water-Wise Plants for the Southwest Book $12.95 at the Southwest Gardener If saving money and the environment is on your mind going into summer-time, this book is the definitive guide to planting, choosing plants and creating a low-water landscape. Co-authored by Mary Irish, who has lived in Arizona over 20 years, the book also includes soil and placement recommendations. If you're hoping to plant more than fruits and veggies, this book offers great landscape recommendations.

Kate Crowley
Read up on ways and plants to save water.
Outdoor String Lights from Bulbrite, about $129 available online
Want to add night-time charm to your patio or garden? Always admired the string lights used on rooftops in the movies? Bulbrite has the lights for you. Each string has 15 lights and they come in a variety of bulb options to match your taste. Is this price to rich for you taste? Crate and Barrel along with craigslist offer options under $50.

Location Info


The Willows Home and Garden

3743 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Southwest Gardener

300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

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