Wednesday, May 27, 2015

TerraPro® Treated Wine Grapes One Year Later

One year ago the TerraPro® was put down on the San Vicente Ranch.  
Attached are three photos showing results.




May 2015 One Year TerraPro® Applied Photo 1 



May 2015 One Year TerraPro® Applied Photo 2



May 2015 One Year TerraPro® Applied Photo 3


I have attached a photo from another winery that planted their grapes three years ago,
the same as the San Vicente grapes.  




7 No TerraPro®  May2015


5 Vineyard No TerraPro®  May2015


What a difference in production the TerraPro® has made
to provide water and nutrients for an amazing production
 the other winery has no grape production on the vines shown.   
Salt Sucks !

John Miller
Spec International
West Coast Soil Secrets Distributor
Tucson, Arizona
Email:   specintlinc@aol.com. 


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Treating Plant Mineral Nutrient Deficiencies With Soil Secrets Products At Trees That Please Nursery!

Our vegetable starter plants are ready for planting now and are growing rapidly. They only have a small plug of soil from which to extract most of the required nutrients for growth. When that plug of soil becomes depleted of a required nutrient the plant displays symptoms that are caused by one or more deficient nutrients.

Plant Essential Mineral Nutrients are those required by the plant for normal growth and development. We can diagnose some of these nutrient deficiencies by looking closely
at overall plant condition, especially the leaves.

Simply put:  the plant can tell us when it is lacking a certain required nutrient.


Here are two examples to illustrate:

Iron Deficiency Stress: 

When a plant is deficient in iron they often display the symptom of interveinal chlorosis.
Interveinal chlorosis is a general yellowing of leaves where the veins remaining green as seen in the photo below of Bell Pepper Plants.


The other clue that points to Iron Deficiency is that the symptoms appear and are more striking first in the young leaves (top of the plant) and 
not in the older portion (bottom of the plant).


This occurs because iron is immobile once used structurally within the plant. In other words, the plant cannot re-mobilize iron to another site for growth. So actively growing regions (plant top) show the symptoms we recognize as interveinal chlorosis.

At Trees That Please Nursery we recognize this nutrient need and will feed the affected plants with the Soil Secrets Product TTP Supreme Compost.

TTP Supreme Compost contains many of the plant nutrients essential for growth. An analysis of TTP Supreme Compost can be viewed on the
 Soil Secrets website via the following link:



Nitrogen Deficiency Stress:

When a plant is deficient in nitrogen they often display the symptom of leaf and stem chlorosis. Clorosis means greenish yellow or yellow.
This general yellowing or Chorosis affects older leaves first
as in the tomato plants photo below.


 This occurs because nitrogen is mobile once used structurally within the plant. In other words, the plant can re-mobilize (re-use) nitrogen at another site for growth. So, actively growing regions (plant top) will initially be green while older plant parts are chlorotic.
  


At Trees That Please Nursery we recognize nitrogen deficiency and will feed the affected plants with the Soil Secrets Product Protein Crumblies.


More information about Protein Crumblies can be viewed on the Soil Secrets website via the following link:



Diagnosing plant nutrient deficiencies is not always straight forward as symptoms may be caused by several deficient nutrients occurring simultaneously. Sometimes a plant may be discolored for other reasons. An over-watered plant sitting in a wet clay soil may have yellow leaves similar to those seen in nitrogen deficiency.  It is important to look at all the facts….

Photos and Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

Trees That Please Nursery
A Retail and Wholesale Nursery
Serving Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Belen
Shade Trees, Fruit Trees, Shrubs, Cacti, Perennials, Gardening Advice


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Trees That Please Nursery Your Bagged And Bulk Mulch Headquarters!

The Secret To Planting Success In Our Climate is Mulch!   Mulch Protects The Soil!   Mulch Keeps The Soil Cool!   Mulch Helps The Soil Retain Moisture!

Place Mulch Liberally Around All Your Trees And Shrubs!


Trees That Please Nursery Has Bagged Pecan Mulch


Bagged Cypress Mulch


Bulk Pecan Mulch


Bulk Horse Bedding Material (Wood Chips & Horse Manure)!


And Bulk Chipped / Shredded Mulch!


We can even load it for you or deliver it.


Come In and Get Some Mulch!

The Secret To Planting Success In Our Climate is Mulch!
Open Daily till 5:00 pm.

Photos and Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

Trees That Please Nursery
A Retail and Wholesale Nursery
Serving Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Belen
Shade Trees, Fruit Trees, Shrubs, Cacti, Perennials, Gardening Advice

Colorful Perennials At Trees That Please Nursery!

We have lots of color for your garden space!


Including: Coreopsis


Yarrow


Primrose


Ice Plant


Dianthus


Whirling Butterflies


Pincushion Flower


and More....

Come to our Shady Nursery Location on Highway 47 in Los Lunas and check out all our colorful annuals, perennials, shrubs, and flowering trees.


Open Daily till 5:00 pm.

Photos and Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

Trees That Please Nursery
A Retail and Wholesale Nursery
Serving Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Belen
Shade Trees, Fruit Trees, Shrubs, Cacti, Perennials, Gardening Advice

Friday, May 22, 2015

Shop In Comfortable Shade At Trees That Please Nursey

Wow, if you haven't seen Trees That Please lately you will be amazed with 
 Albuquerque and New Mexico's most shady and beautiful retail nursery. 


Shop in the comfortable shade of Oaks 


and Redwoods


 or our shade house. 


Here's a few more  pictures to tempt you to visit us soon. 





We Still Have Lots Of Veggie Starter Plants For Your Garden.
These Are Ready To Plant Now!





Photos and Narrative By:
Michael Martin Meléndrez

Owner Trees That Please Nursery


Trees That Please Nursery
A Retail and Wholesale Nursery
Serving Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Belen
Shade Trees, Fruit Trees, Shrubs, Cacti, Perennials, Gardening Advice

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Soil Secrets Success – Restoration of Site Soil Ecology

The following images were taken at the site of the former Santa Fe Greenhouses nursery, where Soil Secrets was used to restore the soil ecology of the site. 


Commercial TerraPro, Protein Crumblies and the liquid products Earth Nectar and Earth Ambrosia were hydro-fed onto the site as a soil drench using our 
Bowie hydro-seeding machine.  


All these images were taken the first summer following the treatment.  








For additional information about the Soil Secrets Products Commercial TerraPro, Protein Crumblies and the liquid products Earth Nectar and Earth Ambrosia visit the Soil Secrets website at:



Michael Martin Meléndrez
Managing Member of Soil Secrets LLC
Albuquerque's Soil Conditioner Source
505 550-3246
www.soilsecrets.com

Friday, May 15, 2015

Big Buds At Trees That Please Nursery!

Trees That Please Nursery has Big Budded Butterfly Bushes in full bloom now. 


We have a Pink Flowered Variety called "Pink Charm" that has
BIG Gorgeous Pink Flower Buds in Full Bloom Now.


We also have "Black Knight" with dark violet or purple flowers.


The fragrance of both of these varieties is very pleasing!


Butterfly Bushes (Buddleia sp.)  attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators and come in assorted flower colors. Plant them in full sun. Since they attract many different pollinators consider planting them in the yard near your veggie garden.

They usually bloom from late spring through frost. They usually need a late winter pruning to reshape them for the seasons growth.

They grow 5′-6′ tall and wide and do best with Low to regular water. Hardy to USDA Zone 5.

Photos and Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

Trees That Please Nursery
A Retail and Wholesale Nursery
Serving Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Belen
Shade Trees, Fruit Trees, Shrubs, Cacti, Perennials, Gardening Advice