Pay attention to the call of the monsoon!

So, it’s monsoon season . Or is it?
Sometimes yes, sometimes no. But ‘tis the season for the wet stuff we southern Arizonans call rain. You’ve seen some of the rumblings around town a bit to get a reminder of the craziness.
But mother nature can be a finicky one so you may or may not see rain. And it depends on where you are in the city. Heck, your neighbor could get it and you could be bone dry. If you’ve been in Tucson long enough you know that’s the case.
So how does it relate to plants? Well, it means you have to be diligent in your watering schedule. Don’t purposely turn off your irrigation system thinking it’s going to rain. Don’t – no, DON’T! – take that for granted. You’ll have to monitor the situation as best as possible because you don’t know if the rain will ever come – rain dances, voodoo dolls, prayers or washing the car aside.
Last season a lot of people lost a few things because they assumed it was going to rain because it was monsoon season. Well, it didn’t. So, stay on top of it this season and you’ll have no worries.
And if the monsoon does come – and here’s wishing it will – stay safe from the lightning and floods and everything that goes with it. We want you as customers at what we think is the best nursery in town.

Filed under: News — by Katie @ 12:36 am on July 25, 2010

Got color? We do with our hibiscus

Got color?
We do!
So come on by and ask about our locally grown hibiscus that will keep its color for the rest of the summer and until the first frost here.
We have the bright colors that will make your yard look vibrant and lively.
The colors? Red; orange with a pink center; pink; and yellow with a red center.
It’s like a cone of sherbet full of color … just in the ground.
If you like the colors you’ll love the flowers because that’s why you love the hibiscus in the first place. The size of the flower makes the color pop. The plant itself is a dark green with a tropical lush look.
We have them in 11-inch cache pots and love Maxsea acid fertilizer and can take the full sun. Come in and check them out. It’s long been one of Rillito Nursery’s more popular must haves this time of year.

Filed under: News — by Katie @ 6:20 am on July 14, 2010

Fishing for some pond plants? We have them

Don’t want to get out that pick and shovel? Don’t want to stay out in the heat all that long? We have your solution and at the same time you can give your yard a nice feel. Our suggestion is a nice pond plant or two. Of course, you’d have to have a pond first. But at Rillito Nursery we have a wide selection of pond plants to choose from. We just don’t have any more lillies. But come by and check out the selection. The pond plant table is in the south end of the nursery right next to the pond. Come in and give a look. Your pond will look more exotic and if you have fish, they’ll love you more for it.

Filed under: News — by Katie @ 2:38 pm on July 1, 2010