SAVE THE DATE! FREE SPRING WORKSHOPS CONTINUE THIS SATURDAY!

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Plan to attend our informative, fun and interesting talks absolutely FREE!

Join us this Saturday, March 30th as we Continue our FREE Spring Workshops at 11 am at our SOUTH store at 715 St. Michael’s Dr. There is FREE parking at BIG R next door.
 
Saturday, March 30
Lynn Payne, Garden Guru
presenting a workshop on:
Gardening for Beginners
 
Participants will receive a 20% discount card to use the day of the workshop.

SAVE YOUR SATURDAYS THRU MAY 4!

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 for a complete list of workshops and dates!

 

IN STOCK NOW! GOOD QUALITY POTTING SOILS!

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WHY USE A GOOD POTTING SOIL:

  • To hold moisture and nutrients around your plants roots, acting as a reservoir for these critical elements of life in your container garden.
  • To provide enough air for growing roots to be able to breath and not rot once you plant your container. Most people don’t think about this, but it is critical to have a good amount of air in the soil. Not enough and usually the plant roots have a hard time surviving.
  • To support your plant, providing anchorage for the roots. A soil mix needs to settle around the roots of your plant and help hold it in place, so that it doesn’t blow over from the first wind. However, it also needs to be light enough to allow water and air to always be present under the soil surface so your plant’s roots have a balanced atmosphere to grow in.

If you have any questions on which is best for your gardening needs, ask one of our Payne’s Gardening Experts at any of our locations!

VALERIE’S VIEW from the Greenhouse!

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DO YOU HAVE TULIPS AND DAFFODILS? HOW ABOUT PANSIES?

These are the two questions that I have been asked most this week. Unfortunately, the Tulips and Daffodils should have been planted in the Fall.

Tulip bulbs require at least 14 weeks of cold weather to help them develop the flower buds so that they will bloom when the weather warms. While planting them outdoors in spring may provide you with a lovely foliage plant, it most likely will not provide tulip flowers until the following spring. However, if you have bulbs laying around, do get them into the ground as they are not like seeds and will not last a long time. Take your chances and see if they bloom for you next year. Daffodils do not require chilling, but do best when given sufficient time to establish in the garden.

As for the pansies, they are in the works. Our plants in the greenhouse are rooted in but are just starting to bloom. They will be blooming by next weekend. They can be planted outside now as long as the night temperatures are above freezing. Once they are established, the cold will not hurt them. It would be best to harden them off a few days before planting

HAPPY GARDENING!

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FEAR OF PRUNING? WE GOT YOU COVERED! LISTEN TO THE GARDEN GURU FOR ADVICE!

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The Garden Guru mentioned last week that pruning makes people nervous! Most people are so afraid they’re going to make a mistake that they just don’t do it at all and you know that’s probably the worst mistake you can make!

Lynn said that Mother Nature is forgiving and pretty good at healing our mistakes and plants are very resilient … they will come back even if you do make mistakes so you shouldn’t really worry about it too much! Lynn continued to say that there are two questions that you need to ask yourself … what is the reason? and what is the season? Listen to Garden Guru’s tip below to see what he means by that?

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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! GREENHOUSES GETTING READY FOR SPRING!

 

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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!

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