There’s Still Time to Enter Your Painted Shovel to Benefit the National New Deal Preservation Association!

paintyourshovelPayne’s Nursery is proud to be sponsoring The New Mexico Chapter of the National New Deal Preservation Association’s (NNDPA) Paint Your Shovel Fundraiser. This Summer, painted shovels or garden trowels will be auctioned off at a fundraising event to benefit this important preservation association. The public is invited to participate by either registering to become one of our Shovel Artists or to be one of our Shovel Sponsors. Payne’s Nurseries have donated the shovels and trowels for this event.

Registration is through March 31, 2015.
2. After registering, pick up your shovels at Payne’s Nursery
at 715 St. Michael’s Dr. in Santa Fe. You can also pick-up your shovel or also drop-off your finished shovel at the NNDPA’s booth during our SpringFiesta on Saturday March 21.
3. Completed shovel art must be submitted by April 30, 2015. Drop off location to be determined. Check the New Mexico Chapter of the National New Deal Preservation Association’s site by clicking below.

CLICK here for more information and to register as an artist or sponsor.


Time to Spray, Prune and Clean Up for Planting!

gardentoolsSM-1Most of us are more than ready for spring, but it won’t officially arrive until Friday, March 20. Meanwhile, it’s time pull on the garden gloves and head outside. It’s time to spray trees with dormant oil and time to prune.

And it’s almost time to plant cool-weather crops such as lettuces, peas, leeks, onions, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, garlic, potatoes, onions, and carrots. Our rule of thumb is to put seeds in the soil around St. Patrick’s Day, assuming it’s not snowing too hard to do so.

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Listen Here! The Garden Guru Talks About Trees!

lynnonradioREVThe Garden Guru meets with arborists and entomologists from all over the country every February in Albuquerque and they just “TALK” trees! Lynn says trees are at the top of the list when it comes to gardening! Trees are so important to the health of the earth as well as humans. They keep the earth healthy by sequestering carbon and exhaling oxygen and provide shelter, medicine and so much more! Listen to what else trees can do for you!

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.