Join us for the annual Susan G. Komen Fundraiser, Think Pink!

Think Pink. Plant Pink!

It’s that time of year again – the Rillito Nursery & Garden Center’s Second Annual Plant Pink! Fundraiser.

It’s Saturday, Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Come in and say hello and help a great cause.

Purchases from a select group of items will go to the Susan G. Komen of Southern Arizona. Last year, you guys were great and we expect the same this year.

Here’s a quick look at a part of the list of items:

* Pink Supreme Carpet Roses.

* Pam’s Pink Honeysuckle.

* Cool season annuals (they will be in pink 4″ pots!).

* Hanging baskets donated from Dream With Colors.

* Cherry Dazzle Crape Myrtle.

* Pink Cloud Gaura.

* Gardner and Bloome Rose & Flower planting mix.

* Pink flowering Salvia greggii.

We will have a raffle where 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen of Southern Arizona. And free information will be provided on how to stay healthy.

Hope to see you on Sept. 24!

Filed under: News — by Katie @ 5:25 am on September 21, 2011

Fall is almost here, be prepared with a snapdragon or two

We’re just about there! Can you feel the cool down?
Ok, so you can’t but it’s just around the corner and we’re preparing for it just as you should. Fall flowers are now rolling into the shop. Forget the monsoons – almost on a daily occurrence these days – but soon the weather will turn into the best Tucson has to offer. In two to three weeks and you’re there. Sept. 23 is the official date.
Just recently we received our first shipment of petunias and snapdragons as we gear up for the fall. It’s always a good time in part because Tucson has its winter visitors and there’s plenty to do, particularly in the garden.
Soon, we’ll have everything you need to get started for the fall. Here are the things to look for in the coming weeks: Amazon dianthus, marigolds, petunias, double petunias, trailing petunias, dusty miller, million bells, snapdragons, spinach, swiss chard and organic herbs!!!
And, it’s very likely you’ll be able to enjoy the color of the summer flowers a little while longer. As you know here, summer doesn’t end until, well, spring begins. OK, so that’s an exaggeration, but you should get some longer life from the summer flowers in as much as it’s still hot outside.
Enjoy and come on in and get the fall flowers soon.
And don’t forget, our second annual Plant Pink event is Sept. 24. It helps raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Filed under: News — by Katie @ 2:38 pm on September 12, 2011