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Believe it or not, the weather has been so pleasant in Phoenix, the mornings are just lovely. We had an incredibly large nursery delivery with three large trees – red oak, Chinese Pistache and a California Sycamore. I almost forgot, in addition to the trees and bushes, we added a mandarin orange, replacing a tiny one – so now I will be growing my own “cuties”!

We had some leftover mulch which made our garden beds so happy. I’m growing some tomatoes and peppers for summer. Basil always does well and fits into my summer recipes.

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Summertime I prefer tea, iced tea. It’s more refreshing, lighter and something about gardening and iced tea just go hand in hand. Milo’s Café Style teas are new, organic and brewed from USDA Certified organic tea leaves and are sweetened with organic sugar or lightly sweetened with organic stevia.

You can find this in the refrigerated juice and dairy section of your store – like Walmart. You can find the store nearest you here. They have Green Citrus Tea and Sweet Tea, as well as their light versions.

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I’m adding oregano and rosemary to our front garden bed – I’m really anxious for this bed to become full but I know over time it will, especially once the artichokes get larger, once they return in the fall. Gardening teaches me so much about patience.

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I used to think I didn’t have a green thumb but the trick is the blue thing – water! Just having our beds on a timer makes gardening brainless, really. Over time, you learn what to plant, what needs shade and what are summer and winter veggies. I also started to learn what I’ll really eat and what I want to plant just because it looks pretty – like artichoke!

I also decided to add flowers in my veggie beds, I added a rose bush tree right in the middle of one, put some flowers around it, and will just keep adding herbs, pretty things to bring color into my yard.

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It’s a miracle that my manicure stays on as long as it does when I choose not to garden with gloves.

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Photography by Dream Photography Studio.