MUM Is the Word for Beautiful Fall Flowers!


Payne’s production staff is growing a big, beautiful crop of magnificent mums. Right now there is a great selection of sizes and colors, but like our pretty pansies, they sell quickly.

Mums can be successfully transplanted even when they’re in full bloom. Lighter colors, such as white and yellow, tend to bloom earlier than reds and purples. Plant in a sunny, well-drained soil, fertilize lightly, and keep just moist (don’t over water!) until established.

Feed Your Container Plants!


Keep feeding your potted plants and vegetable/flowering plants. In order for plants to grow and thrive, they need fertilizer which contains a number of different elements known as macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients.

Payne’s carries many various fertilizers, from organic to conventional. Remember, the larger the plants get in the containers, the more water they require.

Our gardening experts will assist you in finding the right product for your needs. We’re here to help.

In Case You Missed It – Fall Web Worms Are Back and Everywhere!


The Fall Webworm is a dirty white, hairy looking caterpillar which will form webs in many different kinds of trees. You’ll notice them in cottonwood trees, apple trees and any other trees here in New Mexico.

If you notice these webs in your trees, first try to remove them mechanically with a long stick or a pole pruner. If you can’t webwormremove them mechanically, then Payne’s recommends spraying them with a product called SPINOSAD. Spinosad is an insecticide that has been developed from a bacterial species which was discovered at an old sugar mill plantation. It was discovered that this bacteria is an excellent insecticide for not just chewing insects but on lots of different types of insects – and it’s completely natural. Stop by either location and get rid of those pests today!

“Show OFF Your Gardens to Family and Friends!”, said the Garden Guru.

lynnonradioREVLast week the Garden Guru mentioned how Santa Fe is a popular spot and that we’re popular people because Santa Fe is so special. So when Lynn knows that they are expecting company, he’ll walk through the nursery yard or the greenhouses just to see what’s going on and what special plant he can bring home to make that area of the yard where they will be hanging out – a little extra special. So, if you see that some of your flowering plants are just not as bright and fresh as they should be, stop by the nursery yard or the greenhouses and get a couple extra plants that will brighten up your house and garden! There’s nothing like beautiful color to freshen up any garden! Listen to what else Lynn has to say!

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.

This Week’s Payne’s Photo of the Week! Cornflower from Payne’s Greenhouses!


CONGRATULATIONS  FRANCESCA Y. from Santa Fe  – WINNER of the PAYNE’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK and $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE! This Cornflower was photographed at Payne’s.

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS! Please keep sending in your photos! If you have a photo taken in one of our greenhouses or of your own garden or landscape that you would like to share, please send it to! If your photo is chosen, and used in our e-newsletter or on our website, then you will receive a Gift Certificate from Payne’s for $25! Please make sure to give us your contact information in your email.