TIME TO PLANT!

Now that the FROST FREE date has passed… (usually from May 10 to 15 in Northern New Mexico) it’s time to get some Payne’s perennials, annuals and flowering plants! 


Choose ready-made hanging baskets, color bowls, or plant perennials or annuals in the garden. We also have beautiful tropical plants including orchids, bromeliads, geraniums, bonsai plants, bougainvillea, and many more!


We have GIFT CARDS to give to friends and family for ANY OCCASION!

WHAT TO DIVIDE IN MAY?

AgastacheMost summer-blooming hardy perennials, such as yarrow (Achillea), Jupiter’s beard (Centranthus ruber), and hummingbird mint (Agastache), can be divided at this time, before they have developed too far.

Have your new planting hole ready before you take your divisions. Make sure you cut through the rootball cleanly, with a sharp spade, as far down as you can, so that you lose as few roots as possible.

Plant the division immediately (the longer you wait, the more likely it will suffer from transplant shock) in soil that has been enriched with compost, well-aged manure, and/or a slow-release plant food.

To guard against transplant shock, water in your transplant with a solution of 1 teaspoon per gallon Super-Thrive® or Root Stimulator; repeat the following week. Keep the transplant well-watered until it has had a chance to establish a good root system.

ASK THE GARDEN GURU?

WHAT’S BLOOMING IN SANTA FE NOW!

ANOTHER GREAT QUESTION!

In this week’s archived show from previous years, the Garden Guru mentioned that As far as what’s blooming in Santa Fe – the Garden Guru said that he has been seeing Lilacs all over town! 

Lilacs are also one of those plants that have the popularity through the ages almost as long as roses have. Most of the Lilacs that are grown in New Mexico today come from the common Lilac of Europe — even though several Lilacs are bred in the US we collectively call these Lilacs – French Hybrids! These hybrids come in every color from purple and blue and pink and white and everything in between — and some of them are fragrant some are more fragrant than others! Listen to Lynn’s tip about the Korean Lilacs and what is so special about this particular variety!

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

HAPPY GARDENING!

VALERIE’S VIEW from the Greenhouse!

PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE! 

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The ability to wait calmly; the capacity to accept delay. In the greenhouse we try to stock a variety of sizes of pots with flowers since our spring frost sometimes lingers until May 23rd. This year has been unusually warm with all the fires around us. Customers pre-order Moss baskets, 12” Baskets and 10” Baskets so that they can be ahead of the game having flowers in bloom as soon as the weather warms up. Many individuals want instant gratification. The bigger the better.
 
But for those willing to wait, much can be achieved with 2 4-packs of flowers at $3.49 to $4.49 per pack. We get customers coming in for salvias to attract the hummngbirds, snapdragons as they can handle the cold and cosmos. Who does not love Cosmos. 
 
The planter below is about 40” long and 10” wide. Last year, my husband, planted a four pack of profusion zinnias. These filled the box and bloomed from the start of July until our first freeze. My advice: if you go big in the beginning, don’t forget to add some small stuff for later. You will be surprised!
 
HAPPY GARDENING!

JOIN OUR TEAM!

Jethro the Cat , Pest Control Manager employed at Payne’s since 2009.

Payne’s proudly employs some of the best people in the horticulture industry. We value teamwork, camaraderie, fresh ideas, and hard work. 


Here are the positions currently available:
CASHIERS
GREENHOUSE PRODUCTION
NURSERY YARD SALES

If you are interested, please CLICK HERE and download the application and bring it to either Payne’s location.

5 OF THE BIGGEST GARDEN DESIGN MISTAKES YOU MIGHT BE MAKING!


By Derek Carwood, Better Homes & Gardens
Photo: Kindra Clineff

1. Even Numbers of Plants
While natural things often come in pairs (two eyes, two legs, two wings, etc.), it’s best not to pair up or use even numbers of plants. Outside of framing a walkway or entrance when pairs and even numbers draw attention to a single location, using odd numbers keeps the eyes moving across the field of vision and gives your landscape a more natural, dynamic feel. Avoid awkward-looking symmetry by placing groupings of plants in odd numbers from 3-11 and avoid planting them in overly straight lines. Anything past 11 tends to be too much for the eye, so even numbers can be used then, if desired.


2. Clashing Colors
More often than not, we plant our gardens to be colorful. But when those colors begin to clash with other plants and nearby structures, the whole effect becomes overwhelming and washed out. It tends to happen when someone really loves bright colors; for example, a bright yellow house with bright yellow flowers everywhere. To remedy clashing colors, choose flowers that stand out against their backdrop such as yellow, white, and orange flowers in front of dark houses and blue, purple, and red flowers in front of lighter colored houses.


3. Mismatched Garden Style
When it comes to garden design mistakes, not paying attention to the architectural design of a house or other buildings is a major blunder. For example, a renovated Victorian style home with its classical style and bold character can look out of place and overbearing paired with the clean design of a modern style garden. Likewise, the smooth lines and angular form of most modern and contemporary-style homes would be overpowered by large, showy flowers. Avoid this huge mistake at all costs to avoid remodeling the whole yard yet again.


4. Empty Beds
One of my top pet peeves in garden design is when plants are unnaturally spaced out in mostly empty planting beds, surrounded by mulch. I often come across this look in commercial and dense residential landscapes because they’re thought to be “low maintenance.” However, they’re quite the opposite because weeds will eagerly try to fill in the gaps all the time. Plus, these mulch gardens aren’t exactly pretty. A more naturalistic and fully planted design would not only look better, but require less frequent weeding.

5. Not Following a Plan
Over the years, gardeners can end up with a hodge-podge of various plants that don’t really go well together. I’m often asked to redesign landscapes like these, which have been planted, replanted, and then planted again until the mashup of plants just looks messy. To avoid this garden design mistake, it’s important to create a plan and stick with it. This plan should be consistent across the entire field of vision, meaning all areas viewed from a given angle should match.
Creating a garden is an excellent way to get outdoors, enjoy the natural world, and let your artistic side shine through. However, you’ll get the best results by avoiding these common garden design flaws.

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:


TAURUS (April 21 to May 20)
Taurus settles, or deepens, the spring. Practical and value oriented, you like consistency and stability. Your garden preferences are also deeply rooted: Carrots, beets, potatoes, and turnips appeal to you and flourish under your care. With your heightened sense of taste and touch, you prefer comfort foods to faddish fare. All forms of potatoes (chips, fries, baked, or mashed) might be found as staples of the evening meal. You love to feel the earth under your feet and will kick off your shoes whenever possible. Taurus likes the tried-and-true, so heirloom varieties of plants that bloom in any color grace your gardens.

PAYNE’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK!

PHOTO OF THE WEEK! 

BEAUTIFUL MOSS BASKETS FULL OF COLORFUL
PLANTS FROM PAYNE’S!

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