CELEBRATE NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK JUNE 21 – 27, 2021!

PAYNE’S NURSERIES OWN LYNN PAYNE REQUESTED AND SUCCEEDED IN THE GOVERNOR ISSUING A PROCLAMATION THAT DEEMS EVERY YEAR ABOUT THIS TIME AS NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK IN NEW MEXICO!

Celebrate National Pollinator Week this June 21 – 27, 2021!

These hard-working animals help pollinate over 75% of our flowering plants, and nearly 75% of our crops. Often we may not notice the hummingbirds, bats, bees, beetles, butterflies, and flies that carry pollen from one plant to another as they collect nectar. Click on the image on the bottom to view the proclamation.

HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FACTS:

What is pollination?Pollination is a vital stage in the life cycle of all flowering plants. When pollen is moved within a flower or carried from one flower to another of the same species it leads to fertilization.
This transfer of pollen is necessary for healthy and productive native & agricultural ecosystems.

About 75% of all flowering plant species need the help of animals to move their heavy pollen grains from plant to plant for fertilization. 
About 1,000 of all pollinators are vertebrates such as birds, bats, and small mammals. Most pollinators (about 200,000 species) are beneficial insects such as flies, beetles, wasps, ants, butterflies, moths, and bees. Why are pollinators important? Pollinators are often keystone species, meaning that they are critical to an ecosystem. The work of pollinators ensures full harvests of crops and contributes to healthy plants everywhere. An estimated 1/3 of all foods and beverages depend on pollinators.

Create pollinator-friendly habitat with native flowering plants that supply pollinators with nectar, pollen, and homes. Here are some plants that Payne’s has in stock that help pollinators:
Aster
Borage
Butterfly Bush
Coneflower
Cow Parsnip
Dahlia
Daisy
Dandelion
Fennel
Fuchsia
Goldenrod
Lavender
Marigold

VALERIE’S VIEW from the Greenhouse!

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THE EFFECTS OF HEAT STRESS!

I remember the days when we used to have 4 seasons in Santa Fe. Sometime all four seasons were on the same day, but that is another story. Now it appears that we have Winter and Summer skipping Spring and Fall. 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 begin reaching the high 80s, the plant will begin to wilt regardless of how much moisture is in the soil. Lately, we even hit 102° which we have only reached twice before, once in 2013 and again in 2016. Whew!!
 
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 late in the day and if possible provide some shade in the beginning.
 
STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE. HAPPY GARDENING!
 

RED SPIDER MITES ARE SHOWING UP ON JUNIPERS!

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So, what are spider mites? They are very small, eight-legged critters which damage many of our plants by sucking the “sap” from the plants.

Though each is very small, the spider mites reproduce very rapidly and can infest plants by the thousands or more. Collectively they are capable of turning one side or all of a juniper brown in a couple of weeks. One is more likely to notice the symptoms and signs of spider mite infestation rather than the mites themselves.

spidermite3WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

Signs to watch for are yellowing or browning of the junipers, a trashy or lint-like coating on the twigs, and a very fine webbing which coats the twigs. This webbing does not look like spider webs which stretch from one branch to another; rather, it just coats the tips of the branches and the juniper needles.

TJ’s TIP:

If you see or suspect these pests on your trees and shrubs, hose your plants off with water at least once a day, early morning or in the evening, not during the hottest part of the day! This will wash them off and reduce the population because spider mites don’t like water or humidity. To clear up the problem completely, come on in and let us help you select the right pesticide.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TYPE  OF SOIL YOU HAVE? PERENNIALS CAN TOLERATE CLAY!


If you have heavy clay soil, don’t despair; there are perennials that not only tolerate clay, but also can help break up and improve its texture, too, such as native prairie wildflowers and plants with tap roots. 

You should, of course, amend your clay with liberal top-dressings of approximately 3 to 4 inches of mulch, well aged compost or animal manure. Then dig or till the amendments in to a depth of 6 inches. 


After you’ve mixed in the compost or mulch and planted your plants, then add another 2 to 3 inches of compost or mulch to leave on the surface to help retain the moisture.


ASK our gardening experts how to plant for your particular soil!
CLICK here to learn more about New Mexico Soils!


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PHOTO OF THE WEEK!

CONGRATULATIONS JUDY D. FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL PHOTO OF A DAHLIA FROM PAYNE’S!

WINNER OF THIS WEEK’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK $25 GIFT CARD!
THANKS JUDY!

Please keep sending in your photos. You Could WIN a $25 Gift Card!If you have a photo taken in your own garden, at our greenhouse or around town of interesting plants or landscape that contains products from Payne’sand other unique plants, please send it to info@paynes.com!

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!

One winner per household per year!Please make sure to give us your contact information in your email.