LAST SPRING WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY – APRIL 28!

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THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 28 at 11 am
Lynn Payne and America’s Favorite Flower — The Rose!

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LAST WORKSHOP APRIL 28 will featuring Santa Fe’s Garden Guru himself –  Lynn Payne and America’s
Favorite Flower!

Houseplants: Repot, Refertilize and Step Up the Watering

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As days lengthen, your houseplants will start putting on new growth, signaling the start of the growing season. This means you might want to:

  • repot them into the next larger size container
  • resume fertilizing them
  • begin increasing slowly the amount of water you give them

Remember: Never let potted plants sit in water-filled saucers. The water saturating the drainage holes of their pots will prevent oxygen from reaching their roots, increasing the danger of root suffocation and root rot. Always dump out collected water from beneath your pots as soon as you notice it.

TJ’s TIP: Take a couple strips of wood and place them in the saucer to raise the pot, so it’s not sitting in water.

VALERIE’S VIEW from the Greenhouse!

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DISCONNECTED!

I see many shoppers coming in with their eyes on the screens of their cell phones and their earphones in place. I can’t decide if I should go up to them and ask them if they need assistance or if I should just let them approach me. In today’s world of gadgets, it is difficult to read a person.

As a local nursery we want to provide our customers with the best shopping experience but on the other hand do not want to make them uncomfortable by ‘hovering’ over them. I have decided the best approach is to greet the customer and let them know we are available to assist them with their shopping needs.

What sets us apart from other retailers offering plants, is that we carry a little bit of a lot of different plants and we know which work well together. If the customer needs something that grows well in the shade and requires little water, we can make a recommendation. We can offer our customer something unusual and help them create a flower bed or pot with a mix of flowers that work well together.  Come by and see what we have in stock.

HAPPY GARDENING!

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THE GARDEN GURU SAID TRY GROWING VEGETABLES IN CONTAINERS!

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On last week’s show, the Garden Guru wanted to encourage everybody to consider growing vegetables in containers! Lynn said that there are many different types of vegetables and they all have different sizes of leaves and textures and colors. And if you follow a few simple rules in container gardening, you’re almost guaranteed success! Lynn said that the first thing you need to do is start with a large enough pot and what I would recommend is something that is 16 inches across the top or even larger or you might consider a series of pots — so that you can have a larger garden! Listen to the Garden Guru’s show below and find out the outrageous thing that Lynn planted in a container!

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.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK – CALIBRACHOA

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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!
Please make sure to give us your contact information in your email.