WE ARE OPEN.

 

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WE ARE OPEN!
At Payne’s Nursery, the health and well-being of our customers and staff is top priority. Being considered an “Essential Business”, we will remain open to provide products that will help you during these difficult times.
WE WANT YOU TO GROW YOUR OWN.

 

SHOP BY PHONE!
Experience this new and convenient way to shop at Payne’s.
You are welcome to come in, or if you prefer – call in your order
and we’ll take it to your car.

 

BE SAFE. BE AWARE.
Please practice SAFE “Social Distancing”
and keep 6 feet away from others.
Alternatively, you can have your order delivered to your driveway for a small fee. Please contact:
Payne’s South – 505-988-9626 – 715 St. Michael’s Drive
Payne’s North – 505-988-8011 – 304 Camino Alire
POSY (Payne’s Organic Soil Yard for BULK materials) 505-424-0336 – 6073 Agua Fria 

 

We want to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for your business and please stay safe and healthy. We WILL ALL get through this as a community.

 

BE SAFE. BE CAREFUL. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY BE HEALTHY.

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GIVE A GIFT PLANT OR GIFT CARD!

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Photos: Emily Lucero

Now is a great time to send someone you care about a houseplant! 
 
Since New Mexicans are practicing “Social Distancing” and we can’t visit closely with our friends and families at this time — consider sending your loved ones a healthy, living houseplant to brighten their day as well as help keep the air indoors fresh. Plants can remove formaldehyde, benzene, and a host of other toxins that plague typical indoor air!
 
Choose from:
Hydrangeas
Easter Lilies
Geraniums in MANY colors
Sansevierias
Peace Lilies
Bromeliads
Orchids
Boston Ferns
Dahlias
WE WILL DELIVER FOR A SMALL FEE.

 

WE HAVE GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE!
BUY ONE TODAY IN ANY DENOMINATION.

JUST RECEIVED A VARIETY OF 2020 GRASS SEEDS INCLUDING LAWN AND NATIVE!

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We just received a large shipment of grass seed. Planting grass seed is a straightforward project that will transform your yard. Payne’s Nurseries are dedicated to providing you with the resources and premium products you need to grow lush, beautiful grasses. You and your family and friends can enjoy all the benefits of a beautiful, natural lawn or natural landscaped garden with flowing grasses. Consider this timelime for planting your seeds:
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  • Prep time: 3-8 hours, depending on lawn size and if you are replacing the lawn or overseeding (one weekend)
  • Seeding: 2-4 hours, depending on lawn size and if you are replacing or overseeding
  • Watering: 10 minutes a day {or more depending on sprinkler outputs} for 10-14 days; then tapering off until you are watering twice a week in the spring and summer
  • Fertilizing: 1 hour three times a year {for cool season grasses} in the spring and fall, {up to four times a year for warm season grasses} depending on the grass variety {species}.

SHOULD WE BRING BACK VICTORY GARDENS?

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By by Natalie LaVolpe – FeaturedHome and Garden
Forced to shelter in place, most of us are coming down with a bad case of cabin fever. Instead of just watching TV, or sitting on the couch… why not plant a Victory Garden.

 

During World War II the nation fell on hard times. With fresh fruits and vegetables in short supply, food needed to be rationed and the government ultimately turned to the citizens to do their part to keep the nation fed. Families on the home front were encouraged to “put their idle land to work” and to produce “victory” gardens to combat the food shortage.

 

Slogans such as “Dig for Victory,” “Every War Garden is a Peace Plant,” “Sow the Seeds of Victory,” and “Uncle Sam Says, ‘Garden to Cut Food Costs'” covered pamphlets. People quickly realized it was their national duty to participate.

 

In 1943, nearly forty percent of all fruits and vegetables grown in the US were grown in victory gardens. There were gardens planted in backyards, empty lots, and on the top of city rooftops. Neighbors and communities worked together and formed cooperations. Even schools got involved to provide supplemental food for lunches. An estimated 20 million victory gardens were planted, with about 9-10 million tons of fruits or vegetables harvested. Even Eleanor Roosevelt took part by planting her own victory garden at the White House in 1943.

 

What Were Victory Gardens?

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Victory Gardens, also called “war gardens” or “food gardens for defense” were gardens planted by ordinary citizens during World War I and World War II to provide some relief in the public food demands. Victory gardens were soon “cropping up” across the United States and Canada. Victory gardens were considered a civil morale booster.

 

Ordinary citizens were growing tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, beets, and peas.  Victory gardens introduced us to Swiss chard and kohlrabi because they were easy to grow.

 

The United States government even provided growing plans and tips on how to grow a backyard garden, as well as a recipe book with home-grown vegetable recipes. Families were also encouraged to can their excess veggies to send overseas to troops. Victory gardens made sure that there was enough food for the fighting soldiers.

 

VALERIE’S VIEW from the Greenhouse!

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EASTER HAS DIFFERENT MEANINGS TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE!

 

Many have visions of Easter Baskets filled with toys and candy or the Easter Bunny hiding eggs for the hunt. Easter is the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The most recognized Easter flower is the Lily.
This year, Easter has a completely different meaning. Shelter in place orders, home schooling, going out only when necessary and just playing it safe. We, as an ‘essential business’ keep moving forward.  Let us all do what we must to get our lives back to normal.
I have to thank all the churches that we normally supply Easter lilies to for their continued support. Even though they will not be having services, as their churches are closed, they are still purchasing what they had on order. Some are live-streaming their services, therefore will use the lilies as a backdrop for their Sunday service. Others are giving the lilies away to members of their church who more than ever need a symbol of hope and life. Have a Happy Easter and stay safe.

 

HAVE A HAPPY EASTER AND STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE. HAPPY GARDENING!

 

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: A SEA OF LILIES AT PAYNE’S SOUTH JUST IN TIME FOR EASTER!

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK:
PAYNE’S 2020 EASTER LILIES JUST IN TIME FOR SPRING!

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If you have a photo taken of a special plant in your garden or landscape, 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! Payne’s Nursery employees are not eligible for the Gift Card.

Please make sure to give us your contact information in your email.