Inside Dig It Gardens, customers can find house plants. The store switched to appointment-only shopping to stop the spread of coronavirus. (Photo: Courtesy: Agnes Art & Photo)
If you’ve ever thought about starting an indoor garden, there’s no time like the pandemic — er, present.
For those of us spending more time at home than usual lately, plants offer more benefits than just beautifying your space.
Studies have found that indoor plants can reduce stress and improve your mood and productivity — a nice perk if you’re still working from home. Some houseplants like pothos and snake plants can even remove toxins and purify the air in your home, according to a NASA study.
The best part of starting an indoor garden is that you can do it — and support local businesses — almost entirely from home. Here are six metro-Phoenix plant shops that offer pick-up and/or delivery.
Pueblo, located in the Historic Garfield District, has been “Downtown Phoenix’s plant shop” since 2015. They sell a variety of plants, candles, pottery and more.
If you see a plant you like on their Instagram page, you can call to purchase it and schedule a pick-up. Their Instagram also features pots and planters for sale, store updates and the occasional picture of Ben, the shop’s cutest (and furriest) employee.
Pueblo recently opened a second location in Venice, California, with plans to expand the Phoenix shop too, according to a recent Instagram post.
Location: 1102 E. Pierce St., Phoenix, AZ 85006.
Hours: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Dig It Gardens
Just outside downtown Phoenix, Dig It Gardens offers “diverse plant material, unique pottery and a positive vibe,” according to their website.
The shop’s website lists plants by height and price, so you can find one that perfectly fits your space and place a pick-up order online.
Bonus: Dig It Gardens frequently updates their Instagram with discounts, new plants and other quirky items for sale.
Location: 3015 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
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Summer Winds Nursery
With locations in Glendale, Mesa and Phoenix, Summer Winds Nursery has houseplants available for pick-up and limited delivery options.
You can order by phone or email now, but an online store is expected to open by the end of September,the shop confirmed in an email.
If you’re new to the plant world, Summer Winds Nursery may be a good place to start. Their website offers everything from plant information to a quiz for “which houseplant matches your personality.”
Bonus: Summer Winds Nursery’s Plant Guarantee allows customers to return or exchange a plant that doesn’t “grow and thrive” when using their staff’s recommended procedures.
- Phoenix: 17826 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85032.
- Glendale: 6426 W. Bell Road, Glendale, AZ 85308.
- Mesa: 3160 S. Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85210.