Why buy locally grown poinsettias? Poinsettias available in discount stores and grocery stores have been trucked cross-country in semi-tractor trailers, subject to temperature variations and dry conditions. And often the only color choice is dull red. So, for the same reasons it’s important to buy locally grown foods, it’s important to buy locally grown plants.
Because Payne’s poinsettias have been growing right here since early July, they are acclimated to Santa Fe’s light and climate. They are hardier, larger, fuller and will last longer. They have been watered, fertilized and pruned so that the colors peak in time for the holidays. They come in a variety of colors from traditional red to pink, ivory, variegated and many more colors and leaf shapes.
Our top-quality fresh cut and live trees have arrived and they are selling quickly!
Stop by either location and get yours today! We have Austrian Pine, Blue Spruce, and Alberta Spruce (in containers). For now, go out and dig a hole and back fill it with the excavated soil (so no one will fall in) before the ground freezes so you can easily re-dig the hole and plant your live tree after Christmas.
WE CARRY ONLY THE BEST FRESH CUT, LIVE TREES.THIS YEAR WE HAVE NOBLE and NATIVE WHITE FIR TREES.
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.
Payne’s recommends purchasing your CUT TREE now and putting it in the garage or outside in the shade in a bucket of water and keep it watered until you are ready to bring it indoors and decorate!
We also have “LIFE-LIKE” trees (AKA “artificial”) … stop by and take a look at the colorful varieties we have in stock!
Payne’s still has quality Amaryllis and Paperwhite bulbs available. Amaryllis and Paperwhites are some of the easiest bulbs to bring to bloom. We also have plenty of Christmas Cactus! The Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) blooms for a long time indoors with some of the most exotic-looking flowers in the plant kingdom.
Many colors to choose from! Hurry in, these are going fast!
BOTH STORES JUST RECEIVED A LARGE SHIPMENT OF HOUSE PLANTS AND TROPICALS!
STOP BY TODAY BOTH LOCATIONS! HOUSEPLANTS MAKE THE PERFECT GIFT!
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! Now they can be done quickly with today’s computers.
If you do not have time to make your own wreath, we here at Payne’s have a large assortment of artificial and fresh wreaths to choose from. Come and see what we have to offer.
POINSETTIAS … what are they and where did they come from?IS THERE STILL TIME TO DO SOME BULB PLANTING INDOORS AND OUTDOORS!
ANOTHER GREAT QUESTION!
In this week’s archived radio show, the Garden Guru gives the history of the Poinsettia…and explains the basic parts of a Poinsettia!
Payne’s grows their own Poinsettias and there are many different colors and shapes of poinsettias! Shades of pinks, and reds and maroons and multi-colors that will suit anybody’s decor! Listen to Lynn’s tip and find out what else Payne’s has in store for you for the Holidays!
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE GARDEN GURU’S ARCHIVED RADIO SHOW ON THIS TOPIC.
Payne’s proudly employs some of the best “THUMBS” in the horticulture industry. We value teamwork, camaraderie, fresh ideas, and hard work.
Here are the positions currently available: NURSERY YARD PERSONNELfor Payne’s Nursery Description:Responsibilities include loading/unloading inventory, general nursery upkeep, and assisting customers. Landscape plant knowledge helpful.Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
If you are interested, please CLICK HERE and download the application and bring it to either Payne’s location.
PRINCETTIA WHITE One of Payne’s 23 Varieties of our 2023 Poinsettias!
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Here’s THIS MONTHS ZODIAC SIGN PROFILE AND HOW IT CAN HELP YOU GARDEN:
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 to December 21) Sagittarius ends the fall. The seasons are about to shift again, so the expectation of change is part of your personality. With Jupiter (the largest planet in the solar system) as your ruling planet, you are partial to plants that grow bigger: Azaleas, rhododendrons, and rosemary fill the bill here. Giant sunflowers as well as beans and peas that climb tantalize your soul. You are fond of action and the outdoors; plants that spread out and seem wild and free excite you. Look for lily-of-the-valley or patches of mint in your garden. Quick and easy meals such as salmon and salad grace your dinner table, and popcorn is your regular snack.