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FALL is for Planting Spring Bulbs.  
 

In early Spring, we get customers looking for Tulips, Daffodils and other Spring blooming bulbs. What many do not understand, is that they needed to have planted those bulbs the previous Fall. Most Spring blooming bulbs require a cold period in order to set their blooms.

A good rule of thumb is to plant bulbs when the average nighttime temperatures in your area are in the 40- to 50-degree range. Around here, this usually occurs in September or October. Soil temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit triggers a natural biochemical process of breaking down stores of starches and carbohydrates into glucose. This process takes approximately 12 to 14 weeks in the cold soil. Don’t worry about the bulbs popping up too early in the Spring, they know when to sprout.

We also have other bulbs that you can force in pots, allium bulbs and Iris rhizomes, which can be planted at any time. Come see what we have in stock.

STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE. HAPPY GARDENING!

NATIONAL INDOOR PLANT WEEK!

 

What is National Indoor Plant Week?

It’s a Celebration!!!

National Indoor Plant Week was established to increase public awareness of the importance of indoor plants and their many attributes.

 
Only some of which include cleaning the air we breathe…we like to say, “The oxygen doesn’t arrive until the plants arrive.” Statistics have proven that indoor plants increase morale in the workplace and homes. The plant is such a miraculous living thing.
 
Real life office studies have been conducted to measure the direct relationship between clinical health, complaints and plant installations. Recorded health improvements in offices where interior plants were added were significant. Results show a large reduction among employees in the areas of fatigue, headache, coughs and their overall well-being rose dramatically.
 
Further, numerous studies have shown that plants have a positive psychological impact on people. According to a recent study, employees exposed to interior plant settings demonstrated better attitudes, positive emotions such as happiness, friendliness and assertiveness.
 
STOP BY EITHER PAYNE’S NURSERY LOCATIONS AND CHECK OUT ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL INDOOR PLANTS SUCH AS THIS WEEK’S PLANT OF THE WEEK – THE JADE PLANT!

THINK AND PLANT FOR SPRING! OUR FALL BULBS ARE HERE!

Payne’s sells ONLY the biggest, highest quality Holland-grown bulbs to make sure you get the largest, longest-lasting, most brilliantly colored blooms.


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.
Stop by either store and choose from our great selection!


TJ’s TIP: Don’t forget to sprinkle a little bulb food or bone meal in the hole while you are planting the bulbs and also sprinkle a little more on the soil surface to assure healthy growth. Of course, we have both bulb food and bone meal!

YARD AND GARDEN: FALL PLANTING OF SPRING-FLOWERING BULBS

Image Courtesy of Richard Jauron, Iowa State University


AMES, Iowa — Tulips, daffodils, crocuses and other spring-flowering bulbs are a welcome sight in spring. To enjoy the colorful spring display, gardeners must purchase and plant spring-flowering bulbs in the fall.

In this week’s Yard and Garden, horticulture specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer advice on planting spring-flowering bulbs.

When is the best time to plant tulips, daffodils, and other spring-flowering bulbs? September and October is the ideal time to plant tulips, daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs in Iowa. When planted in October, spring-flowering bulbs have enough time to develop a good root system before the ground freezes in winter. Bulbs can be planted as late as late November to early December, if the ground is not frozen or covered with snow.

What is a good storage site for spring-flowering bulbs? Tulip, daffodil, hyacinth and other spring-flowering bulbs usually begin arriving in garden centers and other retail businesses in early September. Spring-flowering bulbs purchased in September should be stored in a cool, dry location (such as a garage or basement) until they can be planted in October.

How do you plant spring-flowering bulbs? Select a favorable location for the bulbs. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses perform best in areas that receive at least six hours of direct sun per day. However, snowdrops, snowflakes and Siberian squill can be successfully grown in partial shade (two to four hours of direct sun). Bulbs also need a well-drained, fertile soil. Poorly drained soils can often be improved by incorporating organic matter, such as compost, into the soil.

Plant spring-flowering bulbs in clusters or groups to achieve the greatest visual impact in the garden. When planting tulips and daffodils, plant 10 or more bulbs of the same cultivar in an area. Smaller growing plants, such as grape hyacinths and crocuses, should be planted in clusters of 25 or more bulbs. Plant bulbs at a depth equal to three to four times their maximum bulb diameter. Accordingly, tulips and daffodils should be planted 6-8 inches deep, crocuses and grape hyacinths only 3-4 inches deep. Large bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils, should be spaced 4-6 inches apart. A 3-inch spacing is adequate for crocuses, grape hyacinths and other small bulbs.

After planting, water the bulbs (if the weather in fall is dry) to promote good root development before the onset of winter.

WHAT TO DO NOW IN SEPTEMBER! PLANTING TREES AND SHRUBS

You may continue to plant shrubs and trees this month, since their roots are in active growth into November. 

September’s cool weather keeps moisture in the soil lots longer than in summertime, and nursery stock planted now is much less prone to transplant shock. Remember to do it in the cool of the day if at all possible, and to water them in thoroughly.

Consider also wrapping the lower trunks of young transplants in protective tree wrap. Otherwise rodents could nibble their bark in the winter, girdling the trunks and killing the trees. For this reason it’s also a good idea to cut back any plants growing up close to your tree-trunks; grasses in particular give rodents winter nesting protection.

CLICK HERE for Payne’s TIP on “HOW TO PLANT A TREE” Brochure

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK

PHOTO OF THE WEEK!
BEAUTIFUL MUMS FROM
LAST SEASON’S PAYNE’S CROP
 

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KID’S KORNER – KRAFT OF THE MONTH!

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KID’S KORNER – KRAFT FOR SEPTEMBER
Payne’s would like to get KIDS more involved
in the ART OF GARDENING!

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CLICK HERE or the photo on the right of the Aster — or
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