Choose from a variety of plants that will bring a smile to your Valentine everyday! AND receive FREE Gift Wrapping for those plants with coupon from the SPECIALS page.
Payne’s has the perfect Valentine’s Day gift ideas – beautiful, long-lasting, live blooming plants that will keep reminding your sweetheart about your long-lasting love.
Stop by and check out our special creations
of blooming plants lovingly fashioned by our
accomplished designers such as these beautiful
VDAY Ivy Hearts, Cyclamen baskets, chocolate
heart plants and more! At the SOUTH STORE ONLY!
Some flowering plants to choose from include:
Popular plants and colors go fast,
so order today for Valentine’s Day delivery.
Local delivery is available for a small fee.
Here’s another great idea of what to do in the garden in February! Give those compost heaps a turn! Many folks keep three compost bins side by side, ensuring a constant supply of maturing compost for the yard and garden. Here’s how this simple system works.
* Set up 3 bins side by side in a partially shaded location.
* Fill up Bin A with compostables first. Most folks make layers, each layer separated from the next by a sprinkle of blood meal or compost starter (both available at Payne’s) to hasten the heating-up process necessary to transform raw materials into fluffy, nutritious garden compost.
* When Bin A is filled, transfer its contents to empty Bin B; the transfer process aerates the maturing compost, hastening its ripening.
* Add more compostables gradually to Bin A until it is filled a second time.
* When Bin A’s filled up again, transfer Bin B’s compost down the line to empty Bin C to complete its maturing, leaving Bin B empty.
* Transfer Bin A’s second compost batch to the newly emptied Bin B as before.
By the time Bin A is filled a third time, Bin C’s compost will be ready for the garden!
Although, it is 29 degrees outdoors, it is nice and warm in the greenhouse. We are busy planting crops for early spring sales and have brought in some of the crops from outdoors to allow them to thaw and start blooming again. Some are already looking great like the pansies we have in 5″ pots. These can easily be placed on a windowsill and enjoyed for a few weeks until the temperatures outside warm enough to plant them. However, these pansies have been in the greenhouse for a while and will need to be hardened off before planting them outdoors.
We have also been busy planting Fairy Garden plants for those customers who prefer small scale planting. What is a Fairy Garden? A fairy garden is a miniature garden complete with structures and actual living plants. It is designed to give your green thumb a place to tend year-round. It is a tiny space created and tended with love. It is also supposed to lure fairies and with them, good luck to your home. Many different plants can be used for these gardens. We also have many miniatures that can be added to the garden.
Lynn Payne is the Garden Guru, and last week Lynn chatted about the need to re-pot plants now that it’s still winter! The question is when does one know that a plant needs to be re-potted?
Lynn said that this is not so easily answered it depends on a few things. Just looking at the plant, you can just look and see if there’s too much plant for the pot, that may be a consideration… the other tell-tale sign would be if you have to water your plant more often than usual. If it’s a small pot, it just won’t handle large volumes of water. If this happens… well listen to the Garden Guru’s tip to find out what to do! PLUS… see what Lynn has to say about starting to fertilize your plants now that warmer weather may be around the corner!
Tune in every Friday on KHFM Radio (95.5 FM) between 4 and 5 pm you’ll hear Lynn Payne’s tip of the week. The “Garden Guru” himself provides information on different topics including gardening tips, fun facts about plants, how to plant and prepare your garden for each season and special announcements.
Good News for Pellet Stove Owners & Great News for the Environment! Get Your Tiny T’Embers From Payne’s North and South Stores!
Payne’s is proud to feature Tiny T’Embers wood pellets that are made in Albuquerque from recycled, clean, urban wood waste and/or forest restoration biomass. Choosing Tiny T’Embers can help minimize costly landfill usage and prevent devastating forest fires.