FATHER’S DAY IS THIS WEEKEND!

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Give DAD a Gift that He Can Enjoy for Years to Come!

Bring DAD by Payne’s and let him choose a tree of his choice or plant one in his honor. Trees provide a habitat for birds, help cleanse the air and can be a daily reminder of the deep roots and long-lasting love of your family.

Whether you’re looking for shade, fragrance, color or fruit, evergreen or deciduous, Payne’s has an excellent selection of all kinds of trees in stock at both stores, including really big trees at our North store on Camino Alire.

Trees provide a habitat for birds, do a great job absorbing carbon from the air we breathe, and can be a daily reminder of the deep roots and long-lasting love of your family.

Can’t plant outdoors? Choose a tropical indoor tree that fits your space helps clean the air and is easy to care for.

WHAT TO DO NOW IN JUNE!

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PESTS AND DISEASE CONTROL!

Aphids, whitefly, thrips, and spider mites proliferate indoors and out with the increasing early summer heat. Grasshoppers will soon be making their appearance, too, so get Nolo-bait powder from either Payne’s location today. Yellow sticky-traps will take care of the whitefly; insecticidal soaps can help keep aphids under control. Thrips (miniscule insects that get into flower-buds and prevent them from opening properly) and spider mites (“mini-Charlottes” that stipple plant-leaves and weave webs between them) may require regular applications of Jack’s Dead Bug Brew. Make sure to spray either early in the morning or late in the evening – not during the heat of the day.

And don’t forget to sladybugzet out your ladybugs! They’re available now at Payne’s NORTH and SOUTH locations, and they munch their way through many insect pests in a most “unladylike manner”. But if you use them, don’t apply pesticides to your garden. You’ll kill the beneficial insects along with the nasties.

Pictured above is a Lady Bug Larvae. These babies will consume more aphids than their parents will – so leave these little critters alone.

Planting a wide variety of flowers and herbs around your garden may help to repel insects. Here are a few plants to consider planting:

  • Jalapeños
  • Marigolds
  • Petunias
  • Scented Geraniums
  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Mint

TJs TIP: Make sure to water your plants at the base, thoroughly, at least six hours before you spray any of the products listed above. If a plant is dry, there is a chance you may cause some damage.

Reduce the Amount of Watering with Hydretain ES Plus!

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Rhydretainwoot zone moisture management technology reduces the overall watering requirements.

Combines root zone moisture management technology with an advanced environmentally sound, renewable resource, non-ionic surfactant for improved soil penetration. Significantly extending periods between required waterings for turf, ornamental plants, shrubs and trees. Also approved for agricultural use.

When there is adequate liquid water in the soil, Hydretain essentially lies dormant and serves no real purpose. It is when this liquid water is depleted and only water vapor remains in the soil matrix that Hydretain’s benefits can be seen. Plants cannot use vapor, so Hydretain was engineered to capture it and collect it back into minute liquid droplets that sustain plants between waterings

Hydretain ES Plus II is only beneficial within the root zone and therefore must be watered in thoroughly after application. Hydretain ES Plus II is biodegradable – reapply every 3 months or as needed

As always, read the instructions with product, some restrictions may apply.
Stop by either location and pick up this PAYNE’S RECOMMENDED product!

VALERIE’S VIEW from the Greenhouse!

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The Perfect Tomato!

As a local nursery, we carry many varieties of tomato plants. Choosing the right tomato plant is always a challenge. Does one want a large tomato for making sandwiches, or one to add to a salad. The ambitious person wants lots at once to can or make sauce. Others, like me, just want to eat them whole, hence the cherry tomato.

We still have a good selection of tomato plants. Most of what we have in stock are Heirloom/Open-pollinated varieties. Because of our crazy growing season, we do carry many short-season varieties (less than 70 days to maturity) but also have those favorites like Paul Robeson and Brandywine.

We had many of our customers rush to plant this year. As a result, the soil was too cold and the plants struggled to take up phosphorus. Those same customers have come back to buy more plants. Sometimes rushing to get ahead of the game just doesn’t pay. Remember tomato plants need at least 8 hours of sunlight in order to grow and produce fruit.

HAPPY GARDENING!

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DO YOU KNOW WHICH SWEET SMELLING PLANTS ARE WINTER HARDY IN NEW MEXICO?

 

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Last week the Garden Guru chatted about which plants make our gardens smell so sweet! Lynn mentioned that lavender is one of those plants! Lynn said, “It’s a great plant for northern New Mexico mainly because its drought tolerant and I know drought has been an unfortunate buzzword in our vocabulary lately, but Lavender will survive the drought very nicely!”

With Lavender there’s four basic varieties: English, Spanish, French and then hybrids of those groups. In total there’s probably over 100 different species and cultivars but the only ones that are winter hardy in Northern New Mexico are … well, you’ll have to listen to the Garden Guru for that infromation!

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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! PETUNIAS FROM PAYNE’S!

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK – PURPLE PETUNIAS 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
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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