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Eight O'clock Hour

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Segment 1 (running time 11:42)

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Romey & Jennifer broadcast live from The Jersey Lilly Saloon in downtown Prescott for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and John Jay from Harper's Nursery & Landscaping is in-studio to take your questions!

Tip of the Week: In much of Arizona, temps are more like spring weather and it's a great time to plant. (Nothing Tropical or Too Sensitive)

*The crew discusses the benefits and drawbacks to certain bugs in your yard. Pollination is important and many critters take out other annoying pests.

We are discussing gifts perfect for Arizona today. Jay is a big fan of The Talon Shovel Jennifer recommended and we discuss why.  Pick one up at Harper's!

Caller:

  • John - He saw an article recently and wants to know if he's seeing the sesame caterpillar the article mentioned in his yard?

Recommendation - It sounds like it could be another variety of caterpillar, but they are both eliminated with an organic and safe pesticides containing spinosad.

Segment 2 (running time 7:06)

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Jay shares a few unique gift ideas from Arizona or simply perfect for Arizona!

**Jay shares tips on caring for poinsettia's as well.

Julie Murphee from the Arizona Farm Bureau joins us to share her ideas for unique local gift ideas.  Find all of them online, here.

*Julie mentioned The Cerreta Candy Company, a local Arizona business for over 40 years and Rosie On The House partner....Yum!!!

Segment 3 (running time 11:58)

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Jennifer admits she picked up some caramel from Simple Farms in Scottsdale last week and that it was so good, she abandoned her plan to share.  You would too!

Plus, the Green Valley Pecans she picked up for the Rosie staff were practically gone before lunchtime....can you blame us?!?

*Since we're talking pecans, Jay and Romey talk through proper care of pecan trees for a successful harvest.  Click here for Cajun Seasoned Roasted Pecans. It's a Romero holiday specialty.

Winter Landscaping Care:

  • The lawn should be established and it's time to cut back on the water intake.
  • Fertilize once a month. (Make sure it includes ammonium nitrate. It's important to the cold weather)
  • This is NOT the time to prune...with one exception, deciduous tree.
  • "dead-head" your roses. (they should be looking great this time of year)

*We dive a little deeper into lawn care. It's not too late to spot treat bald spots in the lawn or damaged areas from dogs.  As far as fertilizer for the lawn, Jay loves a product called, "Turf Royale."

Segment 4 (running time 7:20)

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Callers:

  • Cathy - Her pecan tree has not been producing good pecans for the last few years and wants to know if it's done producing fruit or does it need fertilizer?

Recommendation - Pecan trees don't usually start harvesting for 7 or 8 years and have a fairly long "producing life," so it should still be good to go.  The older the tree gets, the more fertilizer it needs. Also, add Zinc!

  • Diane - She has a jasmine tree and it looks like it's struggling and wants some tips on trimming.

Recommendation - The jasmine should be trimmed late spring and the honeysuckle she mentioned should be pruned AFTER the frost threat is gone.

  • Judy - She replaced a mesquite tree with a pistache tree and wants some advice on how to water properly.

Recommendation - She can get by with watering every 7-10 days now. When it loses it leaves, it'll require even less.

Thanks to Jay from Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company. Join us for the Landscaping Hour at 8 next Saturday Morning!

Nine O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 10:57)

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We're in Prescott for the 2014 Christmas Parade and Courthouse Lighting Ceremony

Prescott Mayor Marlin Kukendall & Tommy Merideth, owner of the Jersey Lilly Saloon join us to talk about all the events included as the official "Christmas City" of Arizona.

  • We talk Prescott, Arizona History
  • Charities benefit from the weekend event.
  • Prescott's small town feel is unique and fun, especially for families.

Segment 2 (running time 7:40)

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Callers:

  • Jim - He's putting in a washing machine outlet box and wants to know if he can use compression fittings instead of sweating valves since it's going to be inside the walls?

Recommendation - It's probably fine, but call Thunderbird Plumbing to verify and to pick up the parts.

  • Max - He has matching AC units for his home that are both 18 years old and wants to know if he can replace them one at a time or should he do both?

Recommendation - It's fine to do one at a time, but inquire on cost for two separate installs versus one.

We're talking about gift ideas from Arizona, or perfect for Arizona:

  • In Tucson, visit The Magic Garden for Christmas trees and ornaments, including local artist creations.
  • In Flagstaff, go make sure to head to Warner's Nursery!

Segment 3 (running time 12:15)

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We have a special giveaway for the holiday's, but every week you can sign up for the Sanderson Ford Arizona Staycation!!

More Local Gift Ideas:

Segment 4 (running time 7:05)

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......find all the Arizona gift ideas we've talked about here!

Think about The 5 C's of Arizona while you shop this year:

  • Copper
  • Cattle - Locally Farmed Organic Beef!  Support your neighbors & Enjoy.
  • Cotton
  • Citrus
  • Climate

Consider buying someone their own staycation trip here in Arizona....if they're in colder climates, send them south! If they're further south and want to see some snow, send them north!

*How about the Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee or The Train at the Grand Canyon?

Ten O'clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

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Segment 1 (running time 12:11)

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Tom Reilly from Renovations joins us from the Jersey Lilly Saloon in Prescott, the official "Christmas City" of Arizona.

*Nick Candywell from KQNA joins us with his guitar & plays some live music during the broadcast.

Tom reminds us that your local farmer's market isn't just about fruits and veggies.  Find local artists and creator's too. In Prescott, click here for vendor's!  To find a farmer's market near you, go to the "Fill Your Plate" website.

LOCAL, LOCAL, LOCAL they are your NEIGHBOR'S, NEIGHBOR'S NEIGHBOR'S

Caller:

  • Mike - He wants to know if it's okay to switch out his gas water heater with a tank-less water heater?

Recommendation - Anytime it's going to work, we recommend it.  Just make sure you're water usage fits with the output of tank-less water heaters.

Segment 2 (running time 5:44)

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With live music bringing us back to the show,  Romey and Jennifer reminisce about all the music around the Romero house over the years!!!

*Find out why Tom with Renovations got into remodeling in the first place.

  • He's a licensed architect.
  • If you're in his area and don't use him. Well.....that just seems silly!

Segment 3 (running time 11:42)

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It seems like every year, the holiday's remind us what we DON'T like about our homes.....we talk with Tom about timeline's and how important it is to plan ahead for remodeling projects.

  • Spring projects....plan NOW!
  • If you're indecisive, you need more time than the average homeowner. 
  • Start flipping through magazines to find "your style"
  • What if the kids are leaving home?
  • What to do if families are downsizing? We talk room conversion's for updated uses.
  • A Home Theater sounds fun!!!
  • Add space to thee main rooms and livable space. (Re-tasking the space)

Tom shares tips on maintaining a cabin or 2nd home in Northern Arizona if you're not a full-time resident.   Thanks to Tom with Renovations!

Segment 4 (running time 6:36)

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Thanks to Nick Candywell who brings us back with a beautiful acoustic Beatles cover...

There's not a whole lot of time to make home improvements, but if you're in the valley, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is offering Rosie listener's 15 % off work before the holiday's.

For a complete list of all the Arizona gift ideas from today's show, click here!

Special thanks to Tom Reilly with Renovations for joining us and to Tommy with the Jersey Lilly Saloon for hosting us this week for the 2014 Christmas Parade and Courthouse Lighting Ceremony in Prescott, Arizona.

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