Pretty chilly out there so cover your plants

Feel the chill in the air? Well, many of your plants do, too. This week is the first time this season we here at Rillito Nursery will be covering our plants as a precaution from the cold.

Forecasts for the week call for the temps to be in the mid-to-low 30s and that means bring out the light cover for the flowers, plants, trees and saguaros out there. Better to be safe than sorry. The material doesn’t have to be heavy, but please do it if you want the plants to thrive all winter.

As for the saguaros, you can place a cap on the top of each of them. That’s where the cold hits first. Think of it as putting a top hat on the ends. Place some newspaper in an on old plant container (it’s a cushion for the top of the cactus) and then place it where appropriate.

This week you’ll likely have to cover them up for two or three days. Thanksgiving night is projected to be about 31 degrees. Downright cold for the Tucson area, so be prepared.

By the way, we have plenty of protective cover at the nursery. We sell it pre-packaged and by the foot. Come in and get what you need.

Of course, you can take the sheet off during the day so they can also enjoy the sun, but re-cover at night.
And remember not all the plants need to be covered. The pansies, violas, snap dragons handle the cold quite well.

Filed under: News — by Katie @ 4:38 am on November 23, 2010

Red, white and blue – we have the colors you are looking for

If you are looking to brighten up your landscape you’re looking in the right place. We’ve got plenty of color and it’s the perfect – and we do mean P-E-R-F-E-C-T – time to plant because it’s nice and warm yet kind of cool at night.
If you’re a regular customer (thank you!) you know we make every effort to keep our place looking sharp, eventful and clean – and colorful. If you’re hoping to find a favorite nursery, well, here we are. Come in and check it out. We want to help you get started in your color scheme or garden. The fall annuals, desert grasses (looking great and blooming) and all the fall flowers are making it look like the Crayola crayon box exploded at our place. And that’s a good thing.
Name the color and we have it. Now come and get it. And hot this past week have been the geraniums. They are always a customer favorite this time of year.
Add some color to your décor.

Filed under: News — by Katie @ 4:10 am on November 8, 2010