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Friday, December 21, 2012

Sold! 5100 W Trails End Road

The Gates Pass and Trails End area seems to be in high demand because of the gorgeous desert setting close to Gates Pass and Tucson Mountain Park, yet only minutes to downtown and UA.  This beautiful custom Territorial is set on an acre of Sonoran desert with Tucson Mountain and Catalina Mountain views, with beautiful landscaping and a custom pool and spa. 

I was sorry to see the Sellers leave the area but we are welcoming a new neighbor to the Gates Pass area.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tucson Desert Gardens - Frost Protection

Marylee Pangman had a good article in today's Tucson Weekly about plants at our Tucson homes and our freezing nights.  She has some good advice and notes that a lot of the potential for freeze damage depends on what part of town we are in.  I once read where areas with a lot of ironwood trees and jojoba tends to be a warmer micro-climate than other areas of Tucson.  I have both but still need to cover the frost sensitive plants on nights like this.
Keep it old sheet covers our potted tomatoes

A neighbor who is new to Tucson called the other night to ask about covering her native cactus, and I told her that the true native Sonoran desert cacti should be just fine.  

But if you have non-native frost sensitive plants, you may want to grab some old sheets and get out there tonight and cover them up. 

Click the link for Marylee's article:
Desert Gardens for Small Spaces - Frost Protection

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday Bazaar This Weekend at Mercado San Agustin

Tucson's Mercado San Agustin hosts its 5th annual Holiday Bazaar this weekend, December 14-16th. Market hours are 11am to 6pm each day.  The Mercado is located at 100 S. Avenida del Convento at West Congress Street.
Showcasing Tucson’s diversity through small business, you can expect to see artisan foods, children’s clothing and toys, jewelry, specialty gifts, and more.  In addition to the best holiday shopping in Tucson, market goers can expect live music and performances daily.
Shoppers can take pleasure in the variety of traditional holiday foods such as tamales, buñuelos, and champurrado
For the past four years, the Mercado’s vision has been to provide an innovative avenue for local artists, cooks, merchants, and entrepreneurs to harness the rush of commerce during this season, and to create a holiday shopping tradition that brings community members together to celebrate goodwill and rich heritage.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

16th Annual San Xavier Mission Christmas Concert

On three magical December Tucson nights, the Patronato San Xavier's annual Christmas fundraising concerts at the San Xavier mission fill the 18th century church with candlelight and some of the most wonderful Christmas music I have ever heard.

The Tucson Boys Choir and Sons of Orpheus Mens Chorus join with guest soloists to raise funds for the ongoing restoration of the mission.  Sit and reflect on the season and the history, as you listen to the great music.  This year, the 16th annual concert series takes place at the old mission on December 11th through the 13th.  Tickets go fast so contact the sponsors at