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We’ve made some improvements to comply
with the New Mexico Health Department’s Covid-19 Policies.
We’ve added plexiglass at the cashiers table,
sanitizer is available, and we wipe down high
frequency areas and carts after every use.
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BE SAFE. BE AWARE.
When shopping at Payne’s,
PLEASE practice SAFE “Social Distancing”
and you MUST WEAR A MASK,
keep 6 feet away from others
and cough in your elbow/sleeve.
PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH US!
This NEW NORMAL is taking some getting used to.

 

ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

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.

 

 

PLENTY OF TIME TO PLANT IN JUNE!

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You can plant bush and climbing beans, calabacitas, eggplants, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, summer and winter squash, sweetcorn, tomatoes, zucchini, and anything else that you desire!

Climbing beans need support but they produce far more food over a longer period than bush varieties do in the same space. Plant tall sunflowers or sweetcorn now, then climbing beans about three weeks later. The beans will crawl up the stalks of the taller vegetables, saving you the expense and bother of beanpoles. You can also try planting in partial shade bolt-resistant lettuce and mixed salad greens (“mesclun”). Pick them young and plant on successive sowings.

VALERIE’S VIEW from the Greenhouse!

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EVERYONE WANTS WHAT EVERYONE ELSE HAS!

 

I remember the days when we used to have 4 seasons in Santa Fe.  Now it appears that we have Winter and Summer skipping Spring and Fall.  And this year, everything is messed up so we do not even know what day of the month we are in.  Customers are coming in with pictures of their newly planted flowers and vegetables with what they believe is a disease or a bug eating their plant. After asking a few questions, we determine it is heat stress. When temperatures start climbing higher and hotter, the plant might wilt regardless of how much moisture is in the soil because the roots have not had time to grow into the moist soil yet.
Remember to properly harden off your transplants before putting them out. Plants get sunburn just like people do. Hardening off is not just to acclimate a plant to cold but also acclimating it to the sun and heat.  Resist the temptation to over-water as that will also kill your plant. As the temperatures cool in the evening, you will be able to determine if the plant is properly hydrated. It is always best to transplant early or late in the day and if possible provide some shade in the beginning..

 

STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE. HAPPY GARDENING!
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New Survey Shows Americans Increasingly Gardening to Benefit Wildlife, Pollinators

RESTON, Va. – Even in these uncertain times, the National Wildlife Federation’s 8th Annual Garden for Wildlife Month offers Americans a way to safely and responsibly connect with nature. From home gardeners to wildlife enthusiasts and conservationists, the Garden for Wildlife program offers everyone an accessible way to help their local wildlife. New research commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation shows Americans are changing the way they garden to benefit wildlife and the planet.
“The new National Gardening Survey shows people across America are purposefully planting for wildlife, making a conservation difference where they live and advancing the wildlife gardening movement,” said Mary Phillips, senior director of Garden for Wildlife. “At the National Wildlife Federation, we hope even more people will find solace in wildlife gardening and plant with purpose, creating eco-friendly green space to relax, rejuvenate and get some much-needed outdoor time during these unprecedented times. While millions invite butterflies, birds and bees to their yards by replacing lawn with native plants, smaller habitat oases can also be created in backyards, porches, patios or even windowsills.”
Preliminary research from the 2020 National Gardening Survey, conducted by the National Garden Association and the University of New Hampshire Survey Center on behalf of the National Wildlife Federation, showed:
  • Over the last three years, 64.1 million or one in four American adults purchased a plant because it was beneficial to birds, beesor butterflies. People who identified as Latino or Hispanic represented the highest numbers purchasing wildlife beneficial plants.
  • 36.8 million (one in seven) or 14 percent of American adults purchased plants native to where they live in 2019.
  • 23.1 million or 9 percent of American adults converted part of their lawn to natural/wildflower landscape in 2019.
  • 18-34-year-olds, self-identifying as African American, Black or Caribbean, are more likely to spend more on organic lawn and gardening products and materials than other groups.
CLICK HERE to read more.

KID’S KORNER – KRAFT OF THE MONTH!

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Payne’s would like to get KIDS more involved
in the ART OF GARDENING!
 

CLICK HERE or photo on the right to
DOWNLOAD the PDF of this months coloring page for kids to color.
 
Scan or take a photo of the completed coloring page and email to info@paynes.com — and include the parent’s and kid’s names
and age of the artist.
 
At the end of the month, the most creative colored pages for each age group submitted will receive a “Gardening for Beginners Kit” from Payne’s. These are the age groups: 1 to 5, 6 to 9, and 10 to 13. Coloring submissions for kids up to 13 years old only please.
 
HAPPY COLORING!
Coloring pages courtesy of © 2020 National Gardening Association

LANDSCAPE PHOTO OF THE WEEK: PURPLE VERBENA

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Photo of landscaped garden from Catherine S. – Santa Fe

WHAT’S NEW?
LANDSCAPE PHOTO OF THE WEEK!
A LANDSCAPED GARDEN FROM CATHERINE S.
FEATURING PURPLE VERBENA.

 

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SHARE YOUR LANDSCAPE PHOTOS!
We would LOVE to see how our plants look in their
new home 
in your gardens and landscape.
Please keep sending in your photos. 
You Could WIN a $25 Gift Card!

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! Payne’s Nursery employees are not eligible for the Gift Card.

Please make sure to give us your contact information in your email.