Pete Curé takes you inside a legendary and historic adobe home built in 1920s by famous cowboy, Lon Megargee. Original architecture is unique and has a lot of character, though landscaping outside has been neglected over the years. He shares his thoughts with the homeowner, Fred Unger, on how to spruce up the property by building a gate, creating a botanical garden, and expanding pathways to make it safer and more enjoyable for guests.
Visit the Hermosa Inn, a hidden gem located in Paradise Valley on a very peaceful and quiet 6.5 acres. It’s comprised of 35 single-story casitas with fireplaces, gorgeous baths, and a look and feel of the early 1930s. With a four-diamond restaurant that is well known for its artful American cuisine, you are sure to satisfy your appetite at Lon’s Restaurant. From ‘garden-to-table’ concept crafted by Executive Chef, Jeremy Pacheco, you will taste the freshness and quality first-hand.
Pete visits Cox Cactus Farm to pick out some cool cactus for the historic home remodel project in Paradise Valley. A lot of plants suffered from frost damage during winter, so Pete is careful to pick out the best plants to withstand cooler temperatures. He also shows you how to frame the main front entry by building a mini-stack wall. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but just have an old cool look.
Create a garden sculpture with blue tortilla cactus and build a symphony of plants using ocotillo, totem pole, great big Arizona organ pipe, Argentinean giant, and few agaves. Add some color with purple verbena and desert marigolds. You can create a beautiful painting with existing cacti on your property as well mixing a touch of new colorful ones. All these plants become part of a symphony that makes a front yard landscape look great. See it now!