Four Reasons to Visit Phoenix’s Berridge Nurseries
Stock your kitchen herb garden or find the perfect garden pot
Sophie Egan and Cheryl Meyers
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1. One-stop herb shopping
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3. Stock your kitchen garden
A shopper in Berridge’s herb section selects a choice fennel starter.
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4. Elevate your pots
High-fired Asian terra-cotta pots are big sellers at Berridge. But they’re actually just a small part of its great container collection, which includes modern, glazed, and Italian styles.
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NATIVES Desert Survivors(closed Sun; 1020 W. Starr Pass Blvd., Tucson; desertsurvivors.org or 520/791- 9309). Plants native to southern Arizona, including Baja fairy duster, chuparosa, and Chihuahuan honeysuckle.
SUCCULENTS AND MORE B&B Cactus Farm(11550 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson; bbcactus.com or 520/721-4687). Impressive selection of agaves, aloes, cactus, euphorbias, and yuccas, plus pottery and demo gardens.
WATER-WISE PLANTS Santa Fe Greenhouses(closed Sun; 2904 Rufina St., Santa Fe; santafegreenhouses.com or 505/473-2700). The flagship store of High Country Gardens (highcountrygardens.com) sells unthirsty perennials, shrubs, trees, and vines, all adapted to high-desert climates. Display gardens, garden tours.