NASA PROVES THAT PLANTS ARE NATURAL AIR PURIFIERS!

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nasa-1Houseplants can bring much-needed life to any room, and more and more milennials are choosing houseplants over pets and children. The millennial houseplant obsession is real and based in large part by the fact that many people are doomed to be renters in urban environments, so our exposure to nature has to be brought indoors. But whether you live in the suburbs, the county, or the city, a previously drab and uninspired space can immediately be spruced up by the addition of an interesting houseplant.
But houseplants aren’t just for decor – they can have health benefits, too. Science says the addition of home greenery can reduce stress and anxiety, humidify a dry apartment, aid in depression, and according to NASA, houseplants can naturally purify your air. Poorly ventilated living spaces can be full of stagnant air and pollution which can lead to what NASA and the EPA refer to as sick building syndrome. Sick building syndrome may sound weirdly clinical, but the real-life effects of indoor air pollution can make life difficult (and gross, with cold-like symptoms).
NASA reports that up to 30 percent of all newly remodeled spaces and many spaces with mechanical ventilation have issues with indoor pollution. They recommend the same approach as when they were tasked with purifying the air in space – get houseplants!

Two or three plants in 8-inch to 10- inch pots for every 100 sq. ft. will help clean that zone’s breathing air. If you double it, that zone will become healthier in about a week. Many businesses in the U.S. and internationally are beginning to utilize plants for their air cleaning abilities.

Source:  Lynn Payne and Ally Sabatina

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Teaching young people about the power of plants and their unique ability to help solve some of the most pressing problems in their communities.

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January 15, 2020 by Julianne Mobilian

New BLOOM! CAMPAIGN introduces youth to plant-based solutions to community challenges. Seed Your Future launches a new contest for students to explore how plants can solve issues in their own community.

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. – On Jan. 15, Seed Your Future announced the launch of “Plants to the Rescue!” – its newest BLOOM! campaign to excite young people about the power of plants and their unique ability to help solve some of the most pressing problems in their communities. Teaming up with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, BLOOM! provides free fact-based content delivered both inside and outside of the classroom.
Plants are critical to a healthy future for the planet, but their power is unknown to most American youth. The latest BLOOM! campaign marks year three of this initiative of Seed Your Future, a coalition of more than 200 partners – including horticulture companies, gardening organizations, schools, colleges, universities, public gardens, youth organizations, nonprofit organizations and individual advocates – united in their mission to promote horticulture and careers working with plants.
“Youth have told us that they want to help solve some of the most difficult problems in our world today,” said Susan E. Yoder, executive director of Seed Your Future. “They hear about world-hunger, climate change, flooding, air pollution, noise pollution, food deserts and more and they’re anxious to do something about it – but they don’t know how or even what would make a difference. BLOOM! helps them to identify the root of each challenge and opens their eyes to how plants and the people who work with them can make a positive difference.”
Seed Your Future, along with Scholastic, has expanded its educator website – Scholastic.com/BLOOM. The site includes sample lesson plans, student activities, and a robust online learning module. The module contains a dynamic video along with a trivia game, virtual plant dissection tool and plant matching game to reinforce the learning in the activities and video.

SAVE 20% OFF! OUR ANNUAL JANUARY GREEN SALE CONTINUES! SAVE 20% OFF ALL TROPICAL PLANTS, POTTERY AND POTTING SOIL!

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56D3C31D-1022-4207-95D2-33D75BB14CADHurry in today and create your own indoor paradise! Now’s a good time to stock up on indoor plants since it’s a proven fact that they are natural air purifiers and make your indoor environment healthier!

Payne’s can help you make your own indoor paradise with bright,

colorful houseplants in beautiful new pots such as bougainvillea, cactus and bromeliads.
Take home these plants that are good for you in many ways as described above!

 

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Get Your Premium Wood Pellets From Payne’s Today! Good News for Pellet Stove Owners & Great News for the Environment! 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.

While pellet stoves have always been known for their overall efficiency and low particulate emissions, trucking in pellets from faraway places takes lots of energy and puts lots of CO2 in the air. Tiny T’Embers make using a pellet stove about as green as you can get.

Get Your Tiny T’Embers From Payne’s North and South Stores!

VALERIE’S VIEW from the Greenhouse!

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WEEK FOUR OF THE GROWING SEASON!!
There is not much happening at the South store this week. But the North store is busy planting and up-potting perennials for early spring sales. The tables are being filled with new plantings. We start some from seed, others from cuttings but mostly from baby starts. The crew will plant the babies into starter pots and then bump them up into larger pots for retail sales.
We try to concentrate on the standards like peonies, oriental poppies and salvias. We grow many groundcovers such as wooly veronica and creeping phlox.   But, as a local nursery, we have the ability to vary what we grow and stock. We have many varieties of hostas, columbines and agastaches. Take some time and walk through the greenhouses to see what will be available in the coming months.
HAPPY GARDENING!
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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: ORCHIDS FROM PAYNE’S!

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK – ORCHIDS FROM PAYNE’S!

If you have a photo taken in one of our greenhouses or of your own garden or landscape that contains products from Payne’s, please send it to info@paynes.com!

If your photo is chosen, and used in our e-newsletter website or other marketing
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