Fixing freeze damaged gardensPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- As the temperatures heat up, a lot of Tucsonans are trying to rebuild their gardens destroyed by this winter's freezing temperatures.
Gardeners at the Rillito Nursery on La Cholla say a lot of citrus plants, like lemons and limes, did not fare well. Oranges and grapefruit did a little better since they're more tolerant of cold temps.
"If you don't see any new growth by the end of March, beginning of April, then the plant is probaably dead and you should probably replace it," said Jason Mellinger from the Rillito Nursery and Garden Center.
A lot of customers at the Rillito Nursery have been replacing their plants with cold tolerant plants like Heavenly Bamboo, Rosemary and Texas Rangers.