Stop by either location for a variety of shade, flowering, fruit and decorative TREES!
Payne’s considers Fall the best time to plant a tree … and here are some of the reasons why:
Mild Weather: Fall typically brings cooler temperatures after the scorching summer heat has subsided. This mild weather is ideal for newly planted trees as it reduces the risk of heat stress and excessive transpiration. Trees can establish their roots more effectively in these conditions, setting a strong foundation for future growth.
Moisture Availability: Fall often comes with more consistent rainfall, which helps to keep the soil adequately moist. This moisture is crucial for root development. Additionally, trees planted in the fall have several months of cooler, wetter weather ahead, allowing them to establish themselves before the heat and drought of summer return.
Reduced Stress on Trees: During the fall, deciduous trees begin to go dormant, meaning they redirect their energy from top growth to root development. This reduces stress on the tree and increases its chances of survival. Planting in the fall allows the tree to focus on root growth without the demand for new leaves or flowers.
Less Pest Pressure: Many insect pests and diseases become less active in the fall, reducing the risk of infestations that could harm newly planted trees. This gives the tree a better chance to establish itself without the constant threat of damage.
Availability of Nursery Stock: Nurseries often have a wider selection of tree species and healthier stock available in the fall, as this is the prime season for tree sales. This enables you to choose the best tree species for your specific location and landscaping needs.
Preparation for Spring Growth: By planting in the fall, your tree will have a head start on spring growth. When warmer weather returns, the tree will already have a well-developed root system, allowing it to focus on producing leaves and branches for the upcoming growing season.
What is National Indoor Plant Week? It’s a Celebration!!!
National Indoor Plants Week during the third week in September promotes the importance of live plants in interior spaces.
Indoor plants are more than décor. They clean the air, reduce noise, create oxygen, remove carbon dioxide, and keep us connected with nature.Health studies show that indoor plants can lower your risk for illnesses, boost your mood, and in a hospital setting, indoor plants promote healing. The Lung Institute recommends choosing different plants for different rooms such as a Chinese evergreen for the living room, or a gerbera daisy for the bedroom. An entire field of health study is called Horticulture Therapy (HT). The practice uses gardening as therapy. HT can be part of a treatment plan for behavioral issues such as dementia, schizophrenia, depression, and some mental stresses from late-stage cancer. Indoor plant specialists, or “interiorscapers” advise having one potted plant per 100-square-feet to feel the benefits.
HOW TO OBSERVE #IndoorPlantsWeekAnyone can celebrate the week. There is no fee to get involved, just the minimal investment of an indoor plant. Popular big-box stores, florists and greenhouses are good starting points to build your indoor greenery.Watch for sales this week. In fact, during National Indoor Plants Week, several stores will give away free starter indoor plants.Visit Payne’s Nurseries and wander through the indoor plant department. Look for popular indoor plants such as:
spider plant whose fast-growing shoots produce babies you can re-pot,
vipers bowstring (also known as a mother-in-law’s tongue) or a
pancake plant (Chinese money plant) which easily propagates from the shoots that sprout from the base.
NATIONAL INDOOR PLANTS WEEK HISTORY The oxygen doesn’t arrive until the plants do. ~ Interior Tropical Gardens mottoIn 2007, award-winning plant expert Mark Martin planted the idea of a national holiday to celebrate indoor plants, and National Indoor Plant Week bloomed.
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!