• Open Daily Mon-Fri 7am-5pm • Saturday 8:30am-5pm • Sunday 9am-5pm
  • Tel Number: 520.299.9471
  • Fax Number: 520.577.0099
  • 3384 E River Road, Tucson AZ 85718
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Barbara’s Botanical Blog, June 2015

Barbara’s Botanical Blog…Where Gardening Ideas Are Always in Bloom!

June, 2015

Summer Time is Happenin’ Time Here at Green Things.

A few lizards may like to snooze under a rock during our triple digit days, but things are hopping at GT!

Green Things University…Where Tuition is Always Free!

We’re offering a variety of classes, some with great gardening information, others DIY projects.

Where:  Right here at Green Things, either in the cooled green house or on a shaded atrium.

Time:  l0:00 a.m.

When:  Every Saturday throughout the summer.

Subjects:  Posted every week on our Facebook page.  Instructors all work here and have expertise in various areas of gardening.  For instance:

Saturday, June 27 at l0:00 a.m.  We’re offering a class in cactus container gardening.  You’ll learn how to arrange heat and sun hardy cactus creatively in different styles of containers.

Charge for materials.  For more information, give us a call at 299-9471.

Sizzling Summer Plant Sale!

Perk up your patio and light up your lawn at prices that will be like a breath of fresh air on a hot summer day.

Continuing through the summer, we’re offering great deals on shrubs, plants and flowers, such as

*5-gallon landscape shrubs including salvia greggii, dwarf ruella, dwarf oleander, cape honeysuckle, plumbago and more from $9.99.  Regular starting price:  $l9.99.

*l-gallon shrubs, including Gregg’s mist plant, white gaura, salvia faranacea, carnation, iberis and more starting @$1.99.  Regular price starting @$5.99.

*Blue salvia and dianthus in 4-inch pots @ 75cents.  Regular $1.49.

*Many more.

All are perfect for planting now and with proper watering will thrive under the Tucson summer sun.

Green Things Has Expanded for your Shopping Pleasure

To our lush, expansive terrain, we’ve added two acres of inventory, filled with a variety of gardening goodies including:

*summer annuals

*Pottery from Vietnam, Italy and China

*More and larger landscape trees such as:  mesquite, palo verde, acacia & magnolia in sizes up to 36 inch box

Come by in the early a.m. (we open at 7:00 a.m. weekdays, 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. on Sunday) and take a stroll around.  You’ll find some delightful ways to make your summer shine.  We’re open until 5:00 p.m.  seven days a week

Keep Calm and Garden On!

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Barbara Russek, editor of the Green Things Newsletter is a local freelance writer.  She welcomes comments at Babette2@comcast.net