We’re in the super pollinator section of the outdoor plant at Russo’s. "There is a bee crisis in New England and around the whole country, so we're attempting to carry the plants that are best to improve the bee population,” notes Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts. As the plants mature, you will see continual arrivals of bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Plant honeysuckle in your yard and you’ll notice that hummingbirds love them!
Meyer lemons may be a bit expensive, but according to Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts, “there's not too many grown and there's a big demand.” With this citrus, you can enjoy the lemon flavor without the acidity. Some people like to eat them plain, but you also make a great lemon curd with them.
Ever wondered why you can’t eat a quince plain? As Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts, tells us, “they’ll make you sick!” This centuries-old fruit used to be used as a perfume. Once cooked, add the sweet quince to your next baking recipe.
Want to be a good guest at the Fourth of July cookout? Bring your host a long-lasting and inexpensive patio planter hanger to help celebrate the holiday. “To show your host how much you care,” says Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Christina Russo tells us, “I come every morning and I eat a persimmon!” This fruit is widely overlooked and an unconventional choice. Broccoli rabe, arugula, iceberg lettuce, and bok choy are some more of Christina’s favorites. But mostly, she eats what’s in season.
Russo’s has a great selection of trees for people to plant around their houses or foundations, even those without a green thumb! Our Japanese maple trees, fruit trees, boxwood, conifers, and rhododendron are still in the young stage. “It’s all well-established material that comes from excellent growers in Massachusetts and New England,” says Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts.