Tony’s Tips: Mums that are perfect for your patio
According to Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts, these smaller mum patio planters “are designed for your steps or to be planted in your garden.” These are from Stonefield Farm in Acton, MA, a family farm in their third generation of growing! Tony maintains decades-long relationships with local farmers. He knows what they are growing, when they will be harvesting and appreciates their dedication to their work. He loves the products from this farm.
Tony's Tips: A tour through our flower section
Today we are exploring the colorful and diverse flower section of Russo’s with Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts. When asked what is the first thing he notices in this section, Tony notes “I see color!” Hydrangeas have become more popular over the past few years, and we have lovely miniature and antique varieties. You can make a special statement with just a few of the open-cut calla lily, and the multicolored Asiatic and Oriental varieties have strong and varied fragrances. The Eryngium flower has a strong scent to it and there are also many beautiful rose varieties.
Tony’s Tips: Apple Cider from a longtime family farm
Our delicious, pasteurized apple cider is Massachusetts-produced and comes from Box Mill Farm in Stow, MA. "We've been buying apples and cider from them since the 1940s!" says to Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Tony’s Tips: Delicious apples from local growers
“All the apples seen here are grown in Vermont, or New Hampshire, and mostly Massachusetts,” says Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts. The Mutsu apples are a favorite from family growers in Sterling MA and Newfane VT. We have a wide selection of organic apples as well!
Tony's Tips: The lovely waxflower
Waxflowers, also known as Chamelaucium, are a simple and pretty way to decorate. Scratch the stem with your thumb to reveal the most lovely scent!
Tony's Tips: Kiwi and cactus pears are enjoyed worldwide
Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts, tell us that Kiwis “were introduced by growers in New Zealand and are now grown all over the world!” Cactus pears were introduced from the Mediterranean. They come in many colors, and these are a vibrant red inside.