OUR POINSETTIAS ARE ALMOST READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS! ARE YOU?

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Why Buy Locally-Grown Poinsettias?

Payne’s greenhouses are bursting with homegrown poinsettias ready for holiday decorating. For the same reasons it’s important to buy locally grown foods, it’s important to buy locally grown plants. Because Payne’s Poinsettias have been growing right here in Santa Fe since early July, they are acclimated to Santa Fe’s light and climate.

Payne’s Poinsettias are hardier, larger, fuller and will last longer than store bought plants.

Click here to learn more.

TJ’s TIP: Stop by and place your Poinsettias order today. Hurry because they sell out!

Gift wrapping for a small fee and local delivery is available.

WHAT TO DO NOW IN NOVEMBER!

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SOME TIPS TO GET YOU READY FOR WINTER!

Here are a few tips that will help you get ready for the upcoming WET WINTER we expect!

  • Remove slimy leaves.
  • Keep pretty plants standing.
  • Cover up your garden beds with compost.
  • Plant your spring-flowering bulbs.
  • Conserve your greenery.
  • Clean all garden tools before storing them for the winter. Use steel wool to scrub off any light rust. Coat tools lightly with mineral oil, then hang them up or lay them out on newspaper till they’re needed next spring.
  • Sharpen shears and pruners, or get a professional knife-sharpening service to do it.
  • Drain and roll up any garden hoses.
  • Drain and prepare your drip irrigation systems for the winter months.
  • Change the oil and spark plugs on the mowers, rototiller or any large equipment.
  • Clean the lawn mower and have the blades sharpened.
  • Drain mower and rototiller gas tanks. Alternatively, add a gas stabilizer to a full tank, and run the motor for five minutes before putting the machine away for the winter.
  • Store pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals in a locked cabinet or other high, dry location.

MORE ORGANICALLY GROWN RISTRAS HAVE ARRIVED!

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From 1′ to 4′ Chile Ristras and Pequin ristras and chile wreaths!

We just received another large shipment of beautiful, handmade ristras!
Hurry in because these Ristras are going fast! The last shipment ran out within days.
Stop by the South location on St. Michael’s Dr. for a beautiful
selection of fresh Ristras, grown and hand-made right
here in New Mexico! There are four sizes to choose from!
As we’ve mentioned before, these handmade Ristras are not sprayed with any
products/chemicals and are perfect for using in your culinary creations.
HURRY IN! RISTRAS MAKE GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS!

WINTER WATERING!

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wateringDuring the late Fall and Winter seasons the recommendation on watering is to soak deeply, at least once a month on established plants (those that have been in the ground for a year or more) and 2 times monthly on non-established plants.

Be aware of freezing temperatures! As we mentioned last week, if there is a FREEZE alert, disconnect and drain your hoses and store them in enclosed areas. You can drain your hose by extending it and putting it on a slope or blow through one of the ends.

VALERIE’S VIEW from the Greenhouse!

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DO CHRISTMAS CACTUS BLOOM AT CHRISTMAS?
From my experience, Christmas cactus bloom anytime between Halloween and New Year’s. At present, we have a great selection in hanging baskets. We have the standard Scarlet Red, White and Purple. We also have the unusual Yellow plus some baskets with mixed colors.
For those with Christmas cactus at home remember that they need at least 12-14 hours of darkness to encourage bud development. Also keep them on the drier side. They also prefer cooler temperatures, around 50-55 degrees F.   It is recommended that you give you cactus at least 8 to 12 weeks to set bud. If you want blooms for Christmas, get busy following the above.  If they don’t bloom, they may bloom at Easter.

HAPPY GARDENING!

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WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR ROSES TO GET THEM READY FOR THE WINTER MONTHS!

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Last week, the Garden Guru recommended some things that we should do to protect our roses for the winter months. Lynn mentioned that what you really need to assess if your roses are “grafted” or “not grafted” before you decide.
Once this is established, then you will know how much to protect your roses. Listen to Lynn’s tip to see which way to go with your roses.

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radioTune 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.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: New Guinea Hybrid Impatiens

 

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK!
New Guinea Hybrid Impatiens.

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
materials, then you will receive a Gift Certificate from Payne’s for $25!
Payne’s Nursery employees are not eligible for the Gift Card.

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