We received another shipment of Citrus Trees! Hurry in because these won’t last!
The history of citrus and its spread around the world would read like a popular adventure novel. Around 300 BC the first citrus found its way into Europe, via Alexander the Great. Later the Arabs distributed sour oranges and lemons throughout Northern Africa and Spain and the Portuguese brought the first specimens of sweet oranges from India around the 16th century. In Asia, mandarin oranges moved to Japan from China during the 12th century AD. Citrus made the trip to the New World on Columbus’ second voyage in 1493. They adapted so well to this new climate, that many varieties have become major agriculture crops.
Citrus trees are popular plants that can be grown in containers. Some of the best varieties of citrus such as lemons or limes can grow in a pot for years and produce an abundance of fruit.
If you’re interested in growing your own citrus fruit at home, Payne’s has a one of the most popular citrus tree around – the Meyer Lemon tree. An heirloom dwarf lemon with delicious golden-yellow fruit. It makes a fine potted plant and is the hardiest lemon for cool temperatures. The fruit is more flavorful than store-bought lemons and is prized by chefs. It bears heavily at a young age, flowering and fruiting year-round. Brought into the U.S. at the turn of the century from China, this lemon tree is thought to be a hybrid between a lemon and an orange.
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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!
Today’s generation prefers to spend their money on experiences instead of house plants that require lots of care. What they do like are succulents. Succulents require very little care and have the ability to store water in reserve when it is available to them. Succulents are now extremely popular and there are so many available that we carry a great selection here at Payne’s. We also carry several varieties of Hoya plants, some of which are very rare.
As the days start getting shorter and most of the gardening moves indoors, succulents are a great addition. Many of the more serious succulent collectors search the world over to find that perfect specimen. We pride ourselves in carrying many, many varieties. We grow them in small pots which allows our customers to group them together in a mixed pot or just display them in individual pots as a group.
Fortunately succulents don’t suffer from many pests and diseases. Most of the problems can be dealt with fairly easily. Because they use so little water, they are the perfect plant to have in one’s home. They require small spaces, some in full sun and some in low light. Come by the store and see what we have to offer.
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!
SEE THE POST BELOW REGARDING SOME OF THE INDOOR PLANTS WE HAVE IN STOCK!