During our weekly gathering at my mother’s house at Double S Farms, we enjoyed the cool evening outdoors and watched the kids playing.

My mother, my sister and my brother-in-law.

As we sat there talking, we noticed my little nephew, Oliver, trying to keep up with my niece, Sofie….

Oliver, Sofie and my son, Kai.

You see, Sofie has recently had surgery on her feet and is confined to a wheelchair for six weeks.

The kids think her wheelchair is very ‘cool’.

So Oliver decided to sit on his plastic dump truck and was turning the wheels of his ‘makeshift’ wheelchair to keep up with his cousin.

It was so sweet and Sofie didn’t even notice that she had a ‘follower’.


I hope your week is going well.  Yesterday, I spent time placing plants for the new Butterfly/Hummingbird garden that I had designed.

I can’t wait to show it to you in a few days…

Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."

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  1. arizonaplantlady@gmail.com
    arizonaplantlady@gmail.com says:

    Hello Packer Family,

    That is so great that you planted garlic this year. I was just looking at mine today. I will wait until the end of may to harvest it and will then let it 'cure' for a few weeks in a cool, dark, dry place (my laundry room). I promise to blog about it when I do 🙂


  2. Darla
    Darla says:

    Children are so innocent and sweet aren't they? Looking forward to seeing the butterlfly garden. Curious as to your choices…

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