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FALL is HERE! It’s the best time to plant everything! Stop by either location for a variety of these wonderful plants.
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The amaryllis never fails to break the gloom of winter and provide pleasure with its beautiful blooms. The Dutch were considered the world leaders in creating new varieties of hybrids and cultivars. Today, Amaryllis come to us from the Netherlands as well as South Africa.
I most remember the Amaryllis from my childhood. Mom would pick up a bulb or two in the fall and plant them so that they would bloom at Christmas. She usually had 3 or 4 bulbs growing from the previous seasons. As the stocks grew on the various plants, we children would track the growth each day using a ruler and marking the ½ inch or so down on a tablet, reporting our measurements to mom. As time came closer to Christmas, the pot(s) would get moved to a cooler room if they needed to be slowed down or moved to a warmer sunnier room if they were growing too slow. To our amazement there would be at least one or two stocks with blooms on each plant by Christmas day. Years later, my sister is still making some of Mom’s old amaryllis bloom.
We just received our shipment of Amaryllis. Come see what has come in and get your bulbs started in order to have those blooms by Christmas.
DOES SIZE MATTER WHEN CHOOSING FALL BULBS FOR SPRING?
Fall is the best time of year to plant bulbs of tulips, hyacinth, crocuses and daffodils in order to enjoy their fireworks of colorful blooms come Spring. Payne’s gets their bulbs directly from Holland and only deals with the reputable companies that know what they are doing! If you buy bulbs from a discount store they will most likely be half the price… but probably are half the size of the premium bulbs that you would buy from Payne’s. Listen to the Garden Guru to find out what to look for when buying a bulb!
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Back To Earth compost can quickly start improvement of such soils, since it begins to function immediately, restoring vital organic matter and humus to soils, regardless of soil conditions.
Back To Earth Composted Cotton Burrs is an ideal general-purpose mulch for amending clay or sandy soils. Soils low in organic matter and humus or with poor tilth and structure cannot be rejuvenated with chemical fertilizers.
Gro-Power Winterizer 20 lb. Bags.Now is the time to start feeding your plants, trees and shrubs Gro-Power Winterizer. This should be used as the last feeding in Fall, especially for areas like ours that actually have winters. Gro-Power Winterizer will aid in helping perennials, shrubs, trees and lawns withstand the cold winters and respond vigorously in spring.
Gro-Power Winterizer 2-10-10contains low Nitrogen, high Phosphorus and Potash, plus micronutrients. 40% Humus, 8% Humic Acids and micronutrients.
Stop by both locations for this special winterizer in stock now.
Payne’s just received a shipment of the biggest and best quality bulbs. Amaryllis are one of the easiest bulbs to bring to bloom. Try your hand at planting these bulbs indoors in pots NOW so that you will have them in bloom for Christmas, New Year’s or Valentines.
Once the bulb has bloomed, it can be kept in the pot and allowed to grow like any other houseplant. This will allow the Amaryllis bulbs to bloom on its own cycle as opposed to being forced to bloom for the holidays.
Stop by either location and get yours today! Many colors to choose from! Hurry in, these will be going fast! Last year we ran out and had to order more.
It’s time to decide: Should you bother trying to save the plants you’ve been laboring over all summer or just buy replacements come spring? Here’s what to know:
Take some cuttings. Rather than carrying annual pots indoors for winter, do this well before the first frost. First, pinch off any flowers or buds. The length of the cutting should average two to three inches. Certain cuttings root readily in water, but a cell pack filled with potting soil is better. Mist regularly or put a plastic bag over the cell pack to make a mini-greenhouse. Fast-rooting cuttings like coleus and sweet potato vine can be potted up to larger containers.
Stash dormant bulbs and tubers. When frost hits the aboveground parts of summer flowering bulbs, like Dahlias and Gladiolas, cut the plant back to the ground and dig carefully. Lay in an airy spot out of the sun for several days. Put in a rodent-proof, frost-free space with a temperature of about 40 degrees, dark and not damp.
Treat some as houseplants. Cane-type angel wing Begonias,Tradescantia, flowering maple (Abutilon) and Geraniums are good winter houseplants. Allow the soil to dry between waterings. You don’t want to push active growth. For your geraniums, first cut off any flowers … then move indoors in a bright place with direct sun, for example a southern window.
Save some seed. Annuals are good candidates for seed-saving. The goal is to find mature, ripe seed. Let the seed dry for a few days to a few weeks then store it in a cool, dry and dark place, in labeled baggies or envelopes.
Say farewell, my lovely …Compost non-hardy plants and those prone to insect infestations, like Petunias, Calibrachoa, heliotrope, Bacopa, Lantana, Fuchsia and Dichondra. Buying new ones in the spring will be easier.
October Perennials – Check, repair, or replace faded or broken garden labels. Divide and replant peonies and iris if you haven’t already.
October Pests & Diseases – Cut grass and weeds around your shrubs and trees (rodents nest in weeds and might chew into the trunk deep enough to cause damage). Clean up all plant debris and, if possible, compost it.
October Planting & Transplanting – Continue to plant container-grown trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, and biennials this month. The seeds of perennials, biennials, and cool season annuals may be sown outdoors now.