NASA PROVES THAT PLANTS ARE NATURAL AIR PURIFIERS – PART 2!

 
 
92B0BA6F-6D23-4AD6-925C-D83B7728C814Indoor plants do much more than decorate our homes or offices. Indoor plants, along with their associated, micro flora, reduce levels of noxious gases from indoor air including formaldehyde, benzene, ozone, carbon monoxide, trichloroethylene, and xylene.

NASA was interested in researching ways to clean air in space stations. So, they realized that not only are plants great at absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, as all plants do, but plants also eliminate significant amounts of benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. 

Studies by Dr. Bill Wolverton at NASA’s Space Center proved that plants are highly effective, non-energy using air purifiers. According to studies, plants were found to stabilize relative humidity in the office and home, reduce the incidences of flu, improve human comfort and actually improve worker productivity in work places. Newest results from the research proved that the accumulation of dust in interiors can be reduced by as much as 20% by adding foliage plants.

Two or three plants in 8-inch to 10- inch pots for every 100 sq. ft. will help clean that zone’s breathing air. If you double it, that zone will become healthier in about a week. Many businesses in the U.S. and internationally are beginning to utilize plants for their air cleaning abilities.

 

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Here’s a LIST of the TOP 10 plants that are the most effective
air filters Mother Nature has to offer:

1. English Ivy
2. Golden Phothos
3. Boston Fern
4. Dracaena
5. Areca Palm
6. Dragon Tree
7. Peace Lily
8. Parlor Palm
9. Spider Plant
10. Snake Plant

 
 

VALERIE’S VIEW from the Greenhouse!

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JANUARY in the GREENHOUSES!
 
 
The Easter lilies are growing on schedule. The Hydrangeas have been planted. We have three colors, Pink, White and Blue. We have also added a group of cacti and succulents.

The main crop in January is, of course, the zonal geranium. We start the spring season with approximately 8,000. As the season progresses, we also grow Ivy geraniums, regal geraniums and scented geraniums. When we begin to sell out of our home-grown zonal geraniums, we start shipping them in from outside vendors. Geraniums are one of the staples we must always have on hand for spring and summer sales. They are very drought tolerant and look amazing against our turquoise skies and adobe homes.

The term geranium is used mainly in the United States. In other parts of the world they are referred to by their botanical name ‘pelargonium’. Geraniums have a history going back to the 1700s. Who knew such a popular plant grown centuries ago continues to hold a place in today’s gardens.
 

STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE. HAPPY GARDENING!

ASK THE GARDEN GURU!

WHY ARE INDOOR PLANTS
GREAT AIR PURIFIERS?

ANOTHER GREAT QUESTION?

Last week, the Garden Guru wished all of Paynes’ great customers a HAPPY NEW YEAR and mentioned that it’s pretty cold this January, so we should focus on our indoor plants!

The Garden Guru chatted about houseplants and how your particular plants need fertilizer … and they need something different in their diet other than water. So fertilizing your plants is a great thing to do right now. Lynn also said that January is the perfect time to get NEW houseplants to brighten up each room. And most importantly houseplants are GOOD for you! Listen to Lynn’s tip on why houseplants are so beneficial at this time of year!

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WINTER WATERING RECOMMENDATIONS DURING THESE WARMER DAYS!

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With the warmer weather we have been receiving, it’s a good idea to get the hose out and give anything planted in the ground a good soaking.

  • flexogenWater only when air temperatures are above 32 degrees F and there is no snow cover. Apply water at mid-day so it will have time to soak in before possible freezing at night.
  • Monitor the weather conditions and water during these extended dry periods without snow cover – one to two times per month.
  • If your hoses are not of good quality, they may crack in cold temperatures. We recommend using Gilmour Flexogen Premium Duty hoses which we have in stock and in various sizes.
  • Don’t forget to disconnect the hose and drain it before putting it away. Draining your hose is the key to avoid cracking in the cold.

IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE!

By Mark Wolfe with Bob Vila . com

Gardening is a wonderful way to manage stress and enhance wellness, and this past spring gave many the opportunity to reconnect with their gardens or nearby green spaces.
In 2021, gardening will continue to provide a creative outlet. There will be a lot of interest in cultivating a backyard oasis, whether people are heading back to the office or continuing to work from home. Yards and indoor spaces need to be “Zoom-background” ready, hands-on learning zones to keep kids entertained, and space for adults to unwind as well.

Earth-Wise is the Perfect Ice Melt for Northern New Mexico!

EarthWise_icemeltWith the possibility of snow this weekend, here’s a great product that will help with melting ice that is functional & environmentally friendly as well.

Benefits:
• Environmentally friendly for soil, grass & shrubs
• Cost effective
• No oily residue
• Lower application rates

Features:
• Specially formulated to not harm vegetation
• Economical performer
• 2 sizes available

PLEASE BE SAFE.

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PLEASE practice SAFE “Social Distancing”
and you MUST WEAR A MASK,
keep 6 feet away from others
and cough in your elbow/sleeve.
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Due to the COVID-19 health crisis and the possibility
of cross-contamination with the transferring
of your purchase to your car and in your house,
we cannot issue any refunds or exchanges.

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