SMOTHER INSECT EGGS WITH DORMANT OIL

dormant oil whiteNow that Spring is just a month away, it’s time to treat your fruit trees and evergreens with horticultural oil spray, also known as dormant oil spray. We have everything you need, including expert tips, to help protect your trees. Dormant and horticultural oil sprays work by smothering overwintering insect eggs. Please make sure it’s above 50 degrees before you spray and before it freezes at night.

The first spray of the season should be applied as the buds on the tree or shrub begin to swell, but before they open.

CLICK HERE to learn more about how to use Dormant Oil.

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WET LEAVES CAN KILL YOUR LAWN! BEWARE OF DEAD LEAVES FROM LAST FALL!

rakingleavesNow that the weather is a little warmer, it’s a good idea to bring out the rake and start cleaning up any wet leaves that are still on your grass BEFORE you even begin to THINK about watering!

Thick layers of wet leaves covering your lawn blocks your grass from receiving the air and sunlight that it needs to remain healthy. It is best to rake your wet leaves so they don’t create a breeding ground for pests and diseases.

What To Do In February?

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February’s a great month to get your seeds for this year’s crop of annual flowers. Buy now and avoid the last minute rush, because by May 15th, our last official frost date, a lot of stores will have run out of the highest-demand seeds. Our number #1 best-selling annual flower seed? Blue-flowered morning glories (Ipomoea purpurea ‘Clarke’s Heavenly Blue’), followed closely by sunflowers (Helianthus annuus).

If you have a greenhouse, fluorescent light plant-growing units, or a very sunny sunroom, late February isn’t too early to start seeds of begonias, petunias, pansies, violas, lobelias, and snapdragons, which take a long time to mature to blooming size.

We’ll have plenty of lovely annuals for sale in four-packs starting in March.

 

VALERIE’S VIEW FROM THE GREENHOUSE!

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WHAT IS A FAIRY GARDEN!

A Fairy Garden is a miniature garden complete with structures and actual living plants. They have been around more than 100 years.  In the last few years, they have gained popularity as more and more people are living in smaller spaces. It is designed to give your green thumb a place to tend year-round and to lure fairies, which will bring good luck into your home.

 When planting your garden, remember that your pot will have to be watered often.  If it has a drainage hole and if you plan to keep it inside, that you have a saucer under it. Set out your plants and miniatures where you plan to put them before you actually do any planting. Don’t forget to leave room for a pebble path. Fairies have places to go and they’ll need a way to get there.

We carrying pots, fairies and other miniature items to add to your fairy garden.  And, of course, we also grow many plants for use in your garden.  Later in the spring, we will have a greater selection of Fairy Flowers® (Fairy, Gargoyle and Terrarium) plants for sale.

HAPPY GARDENING!

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK! BOUGAINVILLEA from PAYNE’S SOUTH

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Photo of BOUGAINVILLEA from Payne’s SOUTH!

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.

WE’VE GOT ‘EM! GET YOUR PREMIUM WOOD PELLETS FROM PAYNE’S!

tinytemberssmzGood News for Pellet Stove Owners & Great News for the Environment!

Get Your Premium Wood Pellets From Payne’s Today! Good News for Pellet Stove Owners & Great News for the Environment! Payne’s is proud to feature Tiny T’Embers wood pellets that are made in Albuquerque from recycled, clean, urban wood waste and/or forest restoration biomass. Choosing Tiny T’Embers can help minimize costly landfill usage and prevent devastating forest fires.

While pellet stoves have always been known for their overall efficiency and low particulate emissions, trucking in pellets from faraway places takes lots of energy and puts lots of CO2 in the air. Tiny T’Embers make using a pellet stove about as green as you can get.