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IN STOCK NOW! We Have Wreaths, Garland and Holly for the Holidays!

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Nothing brings the feel of Christmas to a home more than FRESH mountain greenery – and that is what our most recent shipment is crafted from.

We just received our FRESH shipment of Garland, Wreaths, Cut Trees and Live Trees from our longtime suppliers.

Come into either location and choose from our selection of beautiful greenery and trees today! 

CHRISTMAS CACTUS HAVE ARRIVED!

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WE HAVE CHRISTMAS CACTUS!

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).

VALERIE’S VIEW from the Greenhouse!

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GARDENING IS IN MY DNA!

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.

HAPPY GARDENING!

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