WE HAVE TROPICAL PLANTS IN STOCK!

Payne’s can help you make your own indoor paradise with bright, colorful houseplants such as Anthurium, Bromeliads, Orchids, Cyclamen, Bonsai, Succulents, Ferns, Fiddle Leaf and more!

Take home these plants that are good for you in many ways. For example, they take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen which makes you FEEL physically better! A growing body of research shows that simply being around greenery profoundly benefits both mind and body with results such as lowering blood pressure, improving mood and reducing the perception of pain.

ASK THE GARDEN GURU?

WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT TREES?

ANOTHER GREAT QUESTION!

In this week’s archived show from previous years, the Garden Guru said that in February Entomologists and Arborists come to Albuquerque from all over the country for a two day symposium. 

When it comes right down to the importance of plants, trees really are at the top of the list. For instance, in our landscape, often times, they are the focal point. Trees keep the earth healthy. Because trees are larger than most other plants, they sequester the most carbon. Other benefits of trees are: they provide shade for us – they sequester carbon — they provide shelter for wildlife — they do so much for all of us and Mother Earth! Listen to Lynn’s tip on how he goes about diagnosing diseases of trees as he is shown a leaf.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE GARDEN GURU’S ARCHIVED RADIO SHOW ON THIS TOPIC.

HAPPY GARDENING!

VALERIE’S VIEW from the Greenhouse!

TINY HOMES AND TINY GARDENS!
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Many say that living large is a thing of the past. The current trend of living in tiny homes reflects changing cultural values. Settling in a tiny house is more than a trend. It is a lifestyle choice that people all over the country are happily taking up. Many of today’s generation do not believe that the definition of ‘success’ requires them to have huge homes with lots of material things.
 
Therefore, Fairy Gardening fits right in with the tiny house concept. A Fairy Garden is a miniature garden complete with small structures and living plants. They have been around more than 100 years. In the last few years, they have gained popularity. My guess, this is due to the fact that they take up very little space in the home. The most popular, is the Sensitive Plant which reacts when touched
 
In addition to a great selection of Fairy Flowers® (Fairy, Gargoyle and Terrarium) plants, we also carry pots, fairies and other miniature items to add to your fairy garden. Feel free to come by and see what we have available.
 
HAPPY GARDENING!
 

WHAT TO DO IN FEBRUARY? EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

Now’s a great time to buy all the supplies you’ll need for seed starting. 

Payne’s has everything you could want for that at both our stores. It’s also a good chance to spruce up your flower boxes and outdoor furniture and check if you need any new tools.

Seed starting supplies are all the things you need to get seeds growing into plants. This includes trays, pots, soil, and even special stuff like heat mats and grow lights to help them grow strong. Labels, markers, and watering cans are handy for keeping everything organized. With the right supplies, your seeds from Payne’s Nursery will grow up healthy and strong, setting the stage for a great garden or crop. See below.

PAYNE’S NURSERIES …YOUR SOURCE FOR FRESH SEEDS, VITAL FOR THRIVING GARDENS!

Purchasing seeds from Payne’s Nursery isn’t just about acquiring plant potential; it’s about embracing a tradition of excellence in gardening. With more than 72 years of experience and a commitment to quality, Payne’s Nurseries offers a diverse selection of seeds meticulously chosen for optimal performance in our Northern New Mexico climate.

By choosing Payne’s, gardeners access not only top-tier seeds but also expert advice and guidance, ensuring success from seed to harvest.

Our 2024 seeds are here and our seed racks are stocked and ready – with plenty of varieties to choose from. Brands like: Botanical Interests, Lake Valley Organics, Peppers of the World and more!

STOP BY EITHER LOCATION TODAY!

F YOU CAN’T STOP BY TODAY … WE’LL SHIP THE SEEDS TO YOU!
If you can’t make it to one of our Santa Fe stores, no worries … we can mail them!

Send an email with the type of seeds you want to info@paynes.comincluding your phone number and we can take your orderand mail your 2024 PAYNE’S SEEDS right to you!

EASY PEASY!!

BEAUTIFUL HOUSEPLANT TRENDS FOR 2024 !

by Madison Moulton • EPIC GARDENING
Photos courtesy of Epic Gardening

Houseplant trends are continuously changing, with sustainability, minimalism, and living art the focus this year. Houseplant expert Madison Moulton explains the top 3 houseplant trends for 2024, with tips on trying them for yourself. 

Like any industry, trends in gardening are continuously evolving. This includes the realm of houseplants, where some interesting changes are emerging in 2024. Some trends are reactions to previously popular themes, including a focus on minimalism and smaller houseplants. Others are continuations of the trends of previous years, like bright colors, statement trees, and a focus on sustainability.

If you want to get ahead of the times in 2024 and bring your garden up to date, try these 3 beautiful houseplant trends.

Sustainability
Commitment to sustainability has risen for several years, showing no signs of slowing down. Environmental concern has swept every industry, including gardening, and will continue to influence houseplant trends for 2024.Although caring for plants seems like an inherently environmentally friendly activity, we can make our indoor gardens more sustainable in several ways. Sourcing is the place to start, choosing sustainably sourced and produced products. Also, choose items that can be used repeatedly without quality loss, like fabric or terracotta, over plastic pots. When it comes to the plants themselves, stick local. Propagate your own plants to expand your collection, or ask friends and family for cuttings of new plants to grow. If buying new plants, look for local growers over larger companies with massive greenhouses and higher resource usage. There are several other indoor garden areas where you can practice sustainability, from water usage to potting soil choice. Keep these in mind this year, as this trend will only continue to grow. 

STOP BY PAYNE’S for a plethora of pots, a wonderful selection of indoor plants, and local soil!

Tiny Plants
Tiny plants are the next big thing in houseplant trends. This follows from the large leaf trend of previous years, where favorites like Monstera deliciosa and Ficus lyrata reigned supreme. This year, the smaller your plants, the better. Tiny houseplants don’t only have the benefit of being adorable. They are also easy to place around the home, adding a pop of greenery to any spots lacking color. Care is much simpler, particularly when watering, as a quick soak under a tap is enough to keep them happy.

Look out for these popular options to grow this year:

  • African Violets
  • String of Pearls
  • Chinese Money Plant
  • Lithops
  • Peperomia

Vibrant Color
Next on the list is a trend continuing from previous years. Jungle green is no longer the focus – this year, we’re choosing bright colors and stand-out variegation.

The “gardeing world” plant color of the year is Cyber Lime, a bright green that looks almost neon. This color is easy to find in houseplants, with choices like Philodendron ‘Lemon Lime’ or Pothos ‘Neon.’ It also adds a bright contrast to deeper green plants, ideal for placing next to each other in a display.If you want to step away from green altogether, growers have you covered. Add some Barbiecore inspiration with pink cultivars like Philodendron ‘Pink Princess’ and Syngonium ‘Pink Allusion’ or classics like anthuriums or calatheas. For a fiery, bright touch, croton is the perfect option. Flowering houseplants also offer pops of color, like kalanchoe or African violets.

WE’LL LOAD YOUR TRUCK UP WITH A VARIETY OF SOIL, MULCHES AND COMPOST!

Bring your pick-up truck or dump truck and we’ll load you up — or we’ll deliver your mulch and compost to your home for an additional charge. Call us at 505-424-0336 for a quote on the cost for your delivery.

The staff at Payne’s Organic Soil Yard (POSY) includes well-known local mulch and compost expert Sam McCarthy. Sam’s depth of experience and knowledge, combined with top quality soils and mulches, makes POSY the best choice for all your yard and garden needs.

CLICK HERE for more information or call SAM “the WORM MAN” if you have any questions regarding BULK soil, mulch, pumice or compost at 505-424-0336.

IN STOCK NOW! BLACK GOLD POTTING SOIL! Perfect for repotting houseplants into larger indoor containers for the winter.

Made from the finest ingredients, Black Gold Natural & Organic Potting Mix is an all-purpose mix recommended for containers and raised beds and ensures good aeration.

According to Black Gold, health guidelines for people explain that maintaining a good diet and lifestyle will help keep our bodies healthy. This same principle is true for plants. The more we can do to make a plant healthy and avoid stressful conditions, the likelier that plant will thrive.

  • Ideal for all container-grown flowers, herbs and vegetables
  • Enriched with earthworm castings, perlite, pumice and organic fertilizer
  • OMRI listed organic
  • Several sizes are available
  • Packaging may vary
  • Listed by the organic materials review institute for the production of organic food and fiber
  • Rich, loamy mix is one of the best for all gardening applications
  • Perlite and pumice are added to ensure optimum pore and air space for sturdy growth
  • Use in hanging baskets, patio containers, herb gardens, vegetable plantings, and anywhere you would like to use an organic soil
  • Regionally formulated, western region only, packaging may vary
 
STOP BY TODAY!.
If you have any questions on which soil is best for your gardening needs, ask one of our Payne’s Gardening Experts at any of our locations.

PAYNE’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK!

PHOTO OF THE WEEK!

“FLAMINGO FLOWER” FROM PAYNE’S!

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You Could WIN a $25 Gift Card!
If you have a photo taken in one of our greenhouses or of your own garden orlandscape that contains products from Payne’s, please send it to info@paynes.com!

If your photo is chosen, and used in our e-newsletter website or other marketingmaterials, then you will receive a Gift Certificate from Payne’s for $25!Please make sure to give us your contact information in your email.

ZODIAC SIGNS AND GARDENING? HERE’S THIS CYCLES PROFILE.

by The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Here’s THIS MONTHS ZODIAC SIGN PROFILE AND HOW IT CAN HELP YOU GARDEN:


AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 19)
Aquarius deepens the winter. Being an extremely independent individual, you favor easy-care plants like pumpkins and squashes (whose leaves quickly shade and kill weeds) meandering alongside your walkways and patios. Peas and snow peas can be found climbing radiantly up your porch railings, while tomatoes appeal to your egalitarian nature. The annual scattering of wildflowers brings great joy to your heart. In the kitchen, all manner of fruits can be found stacked in your bowls and on counters and tables. What can be simpler than wash-and-eat? Eclectic friends bring ethnic tabboulehs, ratatouilles, and couscous to share enthusiastically.