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WE HAVE CITRUS TREES IN STOCK!

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 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.

CLICK HERE or on the TIP image to download Payne’s CITRUS TREE Gardening Tip!

ASK THE GARDEN GURU!

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO DO BEFORE YOU PLANT?

ANOTHER GREAT QUESTION!

In this week’s archived show from previous years, the Garden Guru said that whenever you’re planting anything — whether it’s a tree or shrub or a perennial… the most important thing to remember is soil preparation! You only really have that first chance to prepare the soil adequately. If you don’t do it adequately, you really can’t dig it up later on and do it again once you’ve planted. If you’re planting vegetables or annuals, of course, that’s a different matter because every spring you can start over. Lynn said it’s more important to prepare the soil than it is to actually plant additional plants.

To prepare your soil, think about getting something organic to mix into your existing soil — what Lynn’s talking about are things that occur naturally — like products we sell at Payne’s Organic Soil Yard (POSY) such as a variety of mulch, pecan shells, soil amendments, and more.

Listen to Lynn’s tip on why soil preparation is so important! 

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

HAPPY GARDENING!

WE HAVE A WIDE VARIETY OF PRUNING TOOLS!

Pruning tools are essential for gardening because they help maintain plant health, enhance growth, and improve the aesthetic appeal of the garden. 
By removing dead or diseased branches, gardeners can prevent the spread of pathogens and pests. Pruning also stimulates new growth, ensuring that plants develop in a healthy and balanced manner. 


Additionally, these tools allow for the shaping and structuring of plants, which contributes to a more organized and visually pleasing garden space. Regular pruning ensures plants remain robust, productive, and attractive.

STOP BY EITHER PAYNE’S LOCATION TODAY FOR A GREAT SELECTION!