Archive for the ‘Step Outside’ Category

Fine Wine and Food

Posted on: October 6th, 2014 by xmlrpc

It’s the company some say put Arizona on the wine map. We head to Arizona Stronghold’s winery for a lesson on making award-winning wine. Then, it might be small on space, but it’s big on flavor. Come with us, as we dine at Abbie’s Kitchen.

AZ Stronghold Wine

Posted on: October 6th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Arizona Stronghold is a name synonymous with great Arizona wine. We head to their tasting room to get a lesson on wine and why the glass you’re using could be altering the taste.

Four Eight Wineworks

Posted on: October 6th, 2014 by xmlrpc

We visit the site of one of the biggest bank heists in its day and now it’s a well known wine tasting room. See why Four Eight Wineworks is the talk of Clarkdale and how they are helping other aspiring winemakers achieve their dreams.

Sustainable Gardens

Posted on: September 28th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Curé shows you how to tackle several sustainability projects at his house. We head to the high country so Pete can show you some easy and relatively inexpensive projects you can tackle in no time.

First up, terracing. What is it and what can it do in your yard to help save water. And, we’ll talk to an expert in sustainability and get her tips on saving Mother Earth.

We don’t get a lot of rain here in Arizona so when we do get some wet weather it’s best to save it. Pete will show you how to install a rain barrel so you have precious water for your gardens and lawns. And there’s no better way to water your lawns than with well placed gutters. We’ll show you how a little planning with your gutters can keep your yard green.   Then we take a trip South to Tucson. We visit the Tucson Botanical Gardens to see how they use aquaponics.

In this week’s ‘Ask Pete’ we talk about using trees to shade your house and cut down on your electricity bills. And it would be sustainability with composting. See how Pete uses some simple materials to get nutrient dense compost for his gardens.

And finally, do you have some old materials laying around like bricks and wood. Pete will show you how he uses recycled materials to build a cool planter for his strawberry garden. All this and more as we travel to Clarkdale for a visit at Pete’s house.

Spectacular Views

Posted on: September 21st, 2014 by xmlrpc

When you’re one of the best landscape designers in Arizona, people tend to notice. Pete Cure takes a look at the people who won top honors from the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association. Their designs are like them: unique and eye-catching.

Pete will show off a design by Duo Design Group. They took a small courtyard area off a master bedroom and created a tranquil spot with sweeping views of Camelback Mountain. 

Plus, do you have rabbits in your yard? We’ll answer a viewer email about how to take care of this problem that’s not so ‘adorable’. (Especially, if they’re eating your plants)

Stunning Pool

Posted on: September 21st, 2014 by xmlrpc

When you’re one of the best landscape designers in Arizona, people tend to notice. Pete Cure takes a look at the people who won top honors from the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association. Their designs are like them: unique and eye-catching. 

Pete shows us is a showstopper in Paradise Valley. Donna Winters from Enchanted Garden Landscape tore down everything in the yard and built it back up. Wait ’till you see the view from this stunning pool. This backyard defines luxury.

Cozy Backyard

Posted on: September 21st, 2014 by xmlrpc

When you’re one of the best landscape designers in Arizona, people tend to notice. Pete Cure takes a look at the people who won top honors from the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association. Their designs are like them: unique and eye-catching.

If you’re all about entertaining, then the yard designed by SustainScape is right up your alley. The features of this area include a fire pit, comfy seating, and a water feature that turns the hardscape into a cozy and warm space.

Pete also introduces us to the Plant Guru. His eclectic designs have made him the go-to guy for unusual designs for home and office. 

Best Landscapes

Posted on: September 21st, 2014 by xmlrpc

When you’re one of the best landscape designers in Arizona, people tend to notice. Pete Cure takes a look at the people who won top honors from the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association. Their designs are like them: unique and eye-catching.

The first backyard Pete shows us is a showstopper in Paradise Valley. Donna Winters from Enchanted Garden Landscape tore down everything in the yard and built it back up. From a stunning man-made waterfall built into the surrounding mountain to the spectacular pool. This backyard defines luxury.

Pete will also show off a design by Duo Design Group. They took a small courtyard area off a master bedroom and created a tranquil spot with sweeping views of Camelback Mountain.

Finally, if you’re all about entertaining then the yard designed by SustainScape is right up your alley. The features of this area include a fire pit, comfy seating and a water feature that turns the hardscape into a cozy and warm space.

Pete also introduces us to the Plant Guru. His eclectic designs have made him the go-to guy for unusual designs for home and office. Plus, a field trip to Singh Farms to see why gardeners and farmers flock to his place. This guy is truly a “soil whisperer” and he’ll share his tips for great soil.

Winning Landscape Design

Posted on: September 21st, 2014 by xmlrpc

When you’re one of the best landscape designers in Arizona, people tend to notice. Pete Cure takes a look at the people who won top honors from the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association. Their designs are like them: unique and eye-catching.

The first backyard Pete shows us is a showstopper in Paradise Valley. Donna Winters from Enchanted Garden Landscape tore down everything in the yard and built it back up. From a stunning man-made waterfall built into the surrounding mountain to the spectacular pool. This backyard defines luxury.

We also take you to Singh Farms to learn about compost.

Tucson Botanical Gardens

Posted on: September 14th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Cure takes you on a tour of an Arizona gem, the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

Reader’s Digest designated the Tucson Botanical Gardens as America’s Best Secret Garden. The collection of 17 specialty gardens sits on 5 and a half acres.

Pete learns the history of the Tucson Botanical Gardens and how the efforts of Rutger Porter and his wife made it all possible.

Pete also takes a tour of one of the most popular attractions at Tucson Botanical Gardens, Butterfly Magic. Each year, 50,000 people come to enjoy the butterflies which are actually shipped to Tucson from all over the world just for this exhibit.

Pete learns more about barrio gardens and the importance they play in the Mexican-American culture. He sees how unusual items most of us would throw away end up in the garden. In this case, it’s everything including the kitchen sink.

Arizona is known for its cacti and Tucson Botanical Gardens has some of the most amazing displays. The cactus garden showcases a variety of cactus including edible ones.

Then, Pete takes a quick detour to check out the Alien Invasion, a look at invasive plants. It’s a great way to teach kids about the outdoors and how nature can affect our eco-system.

The final stop on the tour of the Tucson Desert Botanical Gardens is the Native Gardens. Pete finds out about farming techniques of the indigenous people and how those ideas apply today.

Barrio Gardens

Posted on: September 14th, 2014 by xmlrpc

While on a tour of the Tucson Botanical Gardens, Pete learns more about barrio gardens and the importance they play in the Mexican-American culture. He sees how unusual items most of us would throw away end up in the garden. In this case, it’s everything including the kitchen sink.

Arizona is known for its cacti and Tucson Botanical Gardens has some of the most amazing displays. The cactus garden showcases a variety of cactus including edible ones.

Invasive Weeds

Posted on: September 14th, 2014 by xmlrpc

Pete Cure takes you on a tour of an Arizona gem, the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

Pete takes a quick detour inside to check out the Alien Invasion, a look at invasive plants. It’s a great way to teach kids about the outdoors and how nature can affect our eco-system.

The next stop on the tour of the Tucson Desert Botanical Gardens is the Native Gardens. Pete finds out about farming techniques of the indigenous people and how those ideas apply today.

Join us on this incredible tour of the Tucson Botanical Gardens.