Sunday, July 20, 2014

There's lots to see at Trees That Please Nursery!

There's lots to see at Trees That Please Nursery! In addition to Native trees, shrubs, and cacti for your landscaping needs there is a lot to see when you come down to visit.

At the fish pond you will probably find flowering water lilies


or you might find a developing pineapple fruit in our mother plant section.


Come by the nursery and spend a little time with us. We Speak Plant and Soil!
We are here to help you succeed!

Tree That Please Nursery
An Albuquerque Area Nursery
Located in Los Lunas, New Mexico.

Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist


What are some of our most popular trees that homeowners in New Mexico are planting now?

Our most popular trees include the Texas Red Oak, Chisos Red Oak,


Shantung Maple, Chinese Pistache,


Gambel Oak, Chinquapin Oak, Desert Willow, Austrian Black Pine,


and Fruit Trees. 


Where water is not limiting the Cotton-less Cottonwoods, Native Sycamore, Globe Willows, and Texas Redwoods are popular choices.


Tree That Please Nursery
An Albuquerque Area Nursery
Located in Los Lunas, New Mexico.

Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

Saturday, July 19, 2014

How Do We Successfully Grow So Many Wonderful Trees And Shrubs?

Trees That Please Nursery uses the Products of Soil Secrets exclusively to develop, nurture, and feed the soil that supports all the plants we grow. You could say the secret to our success is the development of a healthy soil!

 A Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants = Healthy People!

We use the Soil Secrets Products TerraPro and Worm Castings to build our soils. We use Compost and Protein Crumblies to feed the soil and the plants it supports.



Soil Secrets products are available to home owners, farmers, landscapers, retail stores, and distributors located across the country. Where can you find these wonderful products? Simply click on the following links which can also be found at the Soil Secrets website (http://soilsecrets.com/).

Retail Stores:

Farm and Contractor Sales:

Distributor Sales:

Soil Secrets Products may also be purchased online via the Trees That Please Nursery website at http://treesthatplease.org/

Simply look up the product you desire under the Products tab (http://treesthatplease.org/products/) at the website then click on Plant & Soil Food Products at  http://treesthatplease.org/plant-soil-food/. The product listing provides details, application, cost, and shipping rates.

We want you to succeed and the Products of Soil Secrets can help!

Tree That Please Nursery
An Albuquerque Area Nursery
Located in Los Lunas, New Mexico.

Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain

Staff Plant Physiologist

Friday, July 18, 2014

Let Us Tell You A Little Bit About Our Company And The Services We Offer!

Trees That Please is a full-service nursery centrally located in Valencia County on highway 47 in Los Lunas, just south of Albuquerque, New Mexico. 


We offer native as well as New Mexico adapted trees, shrubs, and cacti.

We specialize in native oaks and trees, growing most from seed of local populations. We also graft our apple and pear trees, selecting varieties that are productive in our climate. Plants are available in a variety of sizes.

We also offer "The Right Tree for the Right Site" plant selection service where we consider site, water, and purpose (shade or specimen) matching the client's needs to the best plant choices.

Delivery and planting services are also available.

Photo Below is of a Bur Oak Tree Growing along Yale Blvd. in Albuquerque. Bur Oaks are but one of the many native oak trees we grow.



We are here to help you succeed.

Photos and Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

Friday, July 4, 2014

We’re Always Searching For Sources of Seed.


We’re always searching for sources of seed for plants and shrubs that are Native to New Mexico. The drought in the Southwestern United States has made it more difficult to find seed from wild populations but we keep looking.

Sometimes we must depend upon seed collected from landscape grown plants. If we collect from landscape grown plants we make every effort to use plants grown in isolation. This ensures pure seed that had not been hybridized with other similar related plants. 

Oaks easily hybridize with members of the same group. For example, members of the White Oak Group can hybridize with each other. Members of the White Oak Group include many common New Mexico Natives like the Gambel, Chinquapin, Bur, Gray, and Turbinella Oaks.

The photo below shows a Turbinella Oak producing abundant seed. 


This Oak is planted in a landscape where it receives sufficient water to support acorn production. We will be back to collect acorns from this Turbinella Oak.


Turbinella is a native evergreen oak, typically with multiple trunks reaching 15’ – 18’ tall and wide.


If pruned into a single trunk tree it can be much taller. Turbinella Oak is very heat and drought tolerant. It is equally at home in a regular water landscape or planted in a more xeric location with prickly pear and junipers. The evergreen Turbinella oak can be used to create visual barriers or screens.

Trees That Please Nursery has Turbinella and many other oaks available in 5 and 15 gallon containers.

Tree That Please Nursery
An Albuquerque Area Nursery
Located in Los Lunas, New Mexico.

Photos & Narrative By:

Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

Can You Name a New Mexico Native Plant that is Low Water, Low Maintenance, and Edible?

Consider the Spineless Prickly Pear; it is a Low Water, Low Maintenance, and Edible addition to your xeric garden. It will tolerate the heat and exposure of a west or south facing wall.



It is also a great choice where water is limiting or in areas that are hard to water like roadsides or medians or places where you must carry water out to. It has showy flowers that change color from yellow


to apricot.



The pads of the Spineless Prickly Pear are edible and so is it's fruit.

  
It lacks the formidable spines of other prickly pear so could be planted nearer garden pathways.
Pruning or shaping is easily accomplished using BBQ tongs and pruning shears


thus avoiding any of its glochids (teeny tiny spines).


Visit Trees That Please Nursery to view this prickly pear and other Native New Mexico cacti.


Tree That Please Nursery
An Albuquerque Area Nursery
Located in Los Lunas, New Mexico.

Photos & Narrative By:

Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

We Will Be Closed For the July 4th Holiday!

Trees That Please Nursery will be closed for the July 4th Holiday.
We will reopen on Saturday July 5th at 9:00 am.

From our family to yours we hope you have a Happy and Safe Holiday!




Tree That Please Nursery
An Albuquerque Area Nursery

Located in Los Lunas, New Mexico.