Its hard to think of a local business circa 1938 that wasnt the Arizona Biltmore or Goldwaters Department Store, but a few mustve existed to service the 12 people who lived here prior to the advent of air-conditioning. We bet all of those sun-blistered natives made beelines to Berridge Nurseries, which opened in the depth of the Depression but went on to thrive for seven decades -- partially, were sure, because the place traffics in actual green things. Things with flowers. Leaves. No spines.