This common house plant blooms during the Christmas season, but its long green arms are attractive throughout the year. With cultivars in a rainbow of colors, it is a plant worthy of appreciation.
The word cactus usually produces images of the desert-such as the saguaro cactus of Arizona with it’s “arms” in the air. In contrast, the Christmas cactus is part of the Zygocacti family and it is a tropical plant that requires very different care than other cacti. They are popular as a Holiday gift plant, and they make excellent house plants when given good air circulation and plenty of bright light (but not direct sun).
WE CARRY ONLY THE BEST FRESH CUT, LIVE TREES and “LIFE-LIKE” TREES (AKA “artificial”) AND THEY ARE GOING FAST!
Our top-quality fresh cut and live trees have arrived and they are selling quickly! Stop by either location and get yours today! The live trees (in containers) come in several varieties, ready to plant after Christmas. Planting instructions are available.
PICK UP YOUR HANDCRAFTED HOLIDAY CENTERPIECES AT PAYNE’S TODAY! (at the South store on St. Michael’s only).
GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS!
Our accomplished designers lovinglycreate handmade decorations, gifts and centerpieces that will provide a festive atmosphere wherever they are placed.
From FRESH, decorated mini-trees, Poinsettia gift baskets and green centerpieces to ornate ribbon trees & wreaths and whimsical wooden deer… each unique and one-of-a-kind, you’ll find perfect holiday décor and gifts.
Last week, the Garden Guru said that Payne’s literally grows thousands of Poinsettias! They have grown 23 different varieties this year and in essence … that means that Payne’s has 23 different colors. We all know that Poinsettias come in red, pink and white but they come in many shades of red, pink and white! Payne’s has reds that are orange-ish red some that are maroon red – and pinks from pastel pinks to hot pinks and everything in between, Gold and white! Also, Lynn mentioned the history of the Poinsettia and how and why it became the flower that is so popular during the holidays. One more thing… listen to the Garden Guru and find out if the myth of Poinsettias being poisonous is true or not?
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 – The 2018 Season’s Homegrown Poinsettias 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 email@example.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.
My mom was one of those ladies who clipped interesting articles from newspapers and magazines and saved them for all eternity. I inherited that box of articles. Well it appears I ‘did not fall far from the tree’ as they say. Most of the articles are about gardening, crafts and cooking, all the things I enjoy.
One of the articles that I came across was written in 1977 by Margaret Johnson. Ms. Johnson wrote a gardening column for the Santa Fe New Mexican. In the article she discusses making your own wreaths for the holiday season. She talks about wreaths made of fresh greens, dried flowers or ‘della Robbia’ which are wreaths decorated with fresh fruits and other edibles. The one that caught my eye was a wreath made with computer punch cards. I do remember making these. In my previous jobs, I remember stacking hundreds of these cards in a machine to address envelopes for large mailings. It only took HOURS to print the envelopes instead of days on an electric typewriter. Imagine that!
If you do not have time to make your own wreath, we here at Payne’s have a large assortment of fresh and artificial wreaths to choose from. Come and see what we have to offer.