Friday, May 31, 2013

IT’S TOMORROW!!! Our Garden Party – Saturday June 1st 2013


Join Trees That Please Nursery in the Shade at our annual Garden Party at the Arboretum Tomé
in Los Lunas. The Arboretum serves as the production nursery for Trees That Please Nursery and the Proving Ground for Products of Soil Secrets LLC. The Arboretum is also available to students and plant lovers of all ages and interests.


Bring a Picnic Lunch and a Blanket, Enjoy Some Time Under the Trees.

Cost:               Free
Date:               Saturday June 1, 2013
Time:              9:30 – 4:30
Location:        9 Gilcrease Road, Los Lunas, NM 87031


Lectures Begin at 10:00

How to Improve Your Soil
10,000 Years of Agriculture in 15 minutes
Planting Fruit Trees for Food
Best Trees for Shade
Water Conservation in New Mexico

Trees will be labeled for self-guided exploration of the Arboretum Grounds.
 
Download An Arboretum Open House Flyer by Clicking on The Following Link:


 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Just 2 More Days!! Garden Party – Saturday June 1st 2013


Join Trees That Please Nursery in the Shade at our annual Garden Party at the Arboretum Tomé in Los Lunas, the private botanical garden of trees owned and operated by Trees That Please Nursery. The Arboretum serves as the production nursery for Trees That Please Nursery and the Proving Ground for Products of Soil Secrets LLC. The Arboretum is also available to students and plant lovers of all ages and interests.

Bring a Picnic Lunch and a Blanket, Enjoy Some Time Under the Trees.
 

Cost:               Free
Date:               Saturday June 1, 2013
Time:              9:30 – 4:30
Location:        9 Gilcrease Road, Los Lunas, NM 87031

Lectures Begin at 10:00

How to Improve Your Soil
10,000 Years of Agriculture in 15 minutes
Planting Fruit Trees for Food
Best Trees for Shade
Water Conservation in New Mexico

Trees will be labeled for self-guided exploration of the Arboretum Grounds.

Download An Arboretum Open House Flyer by Clicking on The Following Link:


 

Pink Easter Lily Cactus

Pink Easter Lily Cactus (Echinopsis eyriesii) is a native of Brazil and Argentina in South America. In our area it is grown as a houseplant as it is only hardy to USDA zone 9. Left outside to overwinter and it will die. This cactus has a rounded cylindrical growth form like those of barrel cacti.

 
The Pink Easter Lily Cactus is very easy to grow. Place it in a sun filled room with any with bright light. Water only occasionally as overwatering may cause root rot and death of your cactus.
 
This cactus produces numerous “pups” or smaller rounded stem segments that can be detached and rooted. It is a slow growing cactus reaching 12” to 15” tall after 25 – 30 years.


 
In the nursery we have learned that we can induce flowering but not watering it for a period of 6 – 8 weeks. We usually stop watering and January 1st and resume watering on February 14th. Spectacular elongated Pink Flowers appear in early to late spring.


Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

Monday, May 27, 2013

Mark Your Calendars! Garden Party – Saturday June 1st 2013

Join Trees That Please Nursery at our annual Garden Party at the Arboretum Tomé in Los Lunas, the private botanical garden of trees owned and operated by Trees That Please Nursery. You are invited to see our unique collection of native high desert trees during our annual ‘Spring Fling in the Trees’ open house.


Cost:               Free
Date:               Saturday June 1, 2013
Time:              9:30 – 4:30
Location:        9 Gilcrease Road, Los Lunas, NM 87031

 
Lectures Begin at 10:00

How to Improve Your Soil
10,000 Years of Agriculture in 15 minutes
Planting Fruit Trees for Food
Best Trees for Shade
Water Conservation in New Mexico


Bring a Picnic Lunch and a Blanket, Enjoy Some Time Under the Trees.
Trees will be labeled for self-guided exploration of the Arboretum Grounds.

Download An Arboretum Open House Flyer by Clicking on The Following Link:


 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

10,000 Years of Agriculture in 15 Minutes


10,000 Years of Agriculture in 15 Minutes

A Presentation

 By

 Aurora Fabry-Wood

Staff Biologist


 
 
A Featured Presentation at the Arboretum Tomé’s Annual Open House and Garden Party:

Cost:               Free
Date:               Saturday June 1, 2013
Time:               9:30 – 4:30
Location:      9 Gilcrease Road, Los Lunas, NM 87031

Lectures Begin at 10:00

Bring a Picnic Lunch and a Blanket, Enjoy Some Time Under the Trees.
Trees will be labeled for self-guided exploration of the Arboretum Grounds.

 
Download An Arboretum Open House Flyer by Clicking on The Following Link:



For More Information Contact:
Trees That Please Nursery
Phone: 505-866-5027
Email: treesthatplease@comcast.net

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Garden Party – Saturday June 1st 2013

Join Trees That Please Nursery at our annual Garden Party at the Arboretum Tomé in Los Lunas, the private botanical garden of trees owned and operated by Trees That Please Nursery. You are invited to see our unique collection of native high desert trees during our annual ‘Spring Fling in the Trees’ open house.


Cost:               Free
Date:               Saturday June 1, 2013
Time:              9:30 – 4:30
Location:        9 Gilcrease Road, Los Lunas, NM 87031

Lectures Begin at 10:00

How to Improve Your Soil
10,000 Years of Agriculture in 15 minutes
Planting Fruit Trees for Food
Best Trees for Shade
Water Conservation in New Mexico

Bring a Picnic Lunch and a Blanket, Enjoy Some Time Under the Trees.

Trees will be labeled for self-guided exploration of the Arboretum Grounds.

 

Download An Arboretum Open House Flyer by Clicking on The Following Link:



For More Information Contact:
Trees That Please Nursery
Phone: 505-866-5027
Email: treesthatplease@comcast.net

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Euphorbia cactiformis

Euphorbia cactiformis is a low maintenance and low water houseplant that is native to Africa. It is an indoor cactus due to our cold winters as it is only hardy to about 25°F. It will thrive in a room with bright light, either in full or indirect sun.  Euphorbia cactiformis grows as an evergreen shrub to 6' – 10’ tall and wide. Its stems are thick and green with the occasional short spine.
 
 
It can be pruned as needed as a short shrub or let it grow to your ceiling as a small tree. With just the right pruning it can quite be the artistic masterpiece.

 
As a Euphorbia this plant will ooze white latex when its branches are cut or broken. Latex is an irritant to mucous membranes. Larger specimens need to be grown in containers suitable to support their weight.


 
Trees That Please Nursery offers small containerized Euphorbia cactiformis plants. 

Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

Arboretum Tomé’s Annual Spring Fling in the Trees


Join Trees That Please Nursery at our annual Garden Party at the Arboretum Tomé in Los Lunas, the private botanical garden of trees owned and operated by Trees That Please Nursery.


Cost:               Free
Date:               Saturday June 1, 2013
Time:              9:30 – 4:30
Location:        9 Gilcrease Road, Los Lunas, NM 87031


Lectures Begin at 10:00:

How to Improve Your Soil
Planting Fruit Trees for Food
Best Trees for Shade
Water Conservation in New Mexico


Bring a Picnic Lunch and a Blanket, Enjoy Some Time Under the Trees.

Trees will be labeled for self-guided exploration of the Arboretum Grounds.

Download An Arboretum Open House Flyer by Clicking on The Following Link:



For More Information Contact:
 
Trees That Please Nursery
Phone: 505-866-5027
Email: treesthatplease@comcast.net

Red Hot Pokers


Red Hot Pokers (Kniphofia spp.) are also known as torch lilies, poker plant, tritoma, or knofflers. Red Hot Pokers are native to Africa. The more commonly planted varieties are perennial that return each year with beautiful torch like flower clusters

 
that sit atop long spikes. Individual flowers in each cluster are tubular and may be various shades of orange, yellow, or bicolor.


 
 
 
Plants have long strap like leaves that resemble those of day lily.

 
The flowers produce nectar that attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Plants may reach 1’ – 3’ wide and 2’ – 4’ tall and when in bloom are quite spectacular. Red Hot Pokers do well in part to full sun with low to regular water. They are hardy to USDA zone 5. The nursery tries to keep these in stock through summer.


Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

Moonshine Yarrow


Moonshine Yarrow  (Achillea x 'Moonshine') is a hybrid between Achillea  millifolium and  Achillea taygetea, a native of Greece. Moonshine Yarrow is a low water perennial grown for its gorgeous yellow flower display

 


and its gray-green foliage.

 
Moonshine yarrow has long blooming bright flower clusters.

 
Moonshine Yarrow attracts beneficial insects like Lady-Bugs and Predatory wasps that eat other insects. Yarrow is best grown in full sun in a well-drained soil and it is hardy to USDA zone 3.

Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Looking For Hot Peppers?

We have lots of hot peppers like Yellow Hots, Jalapeno, Serrano, Habaneros, Cayenne, Chili Piquin, Thai Dragons, Chiltepin (the original wild pepper), Hungarian Wax, Poblano, and more….




Hot Peppers are sold in 4-packs, that is, 4 plants to a container. If you need lots we have flats that hold 48 plants.....


Stop by the nursery and check out our selection. If you don’t see what you’re looking for ask one of our sales staff to see if we might be able to find what you’re looking for. We hope to see you at the nursery!!

Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

We Have Tomatoes!

We have tomatoes, lots of tomatoes!


We have cherry tomatoes like Sweet 100 and Large Red; We have yellow tomatoes like Yellow Pear, and Lemon Boy; We have slicing and salad tomatoes like Big Boy, Better Boy, Celebrity, Super Fantastic, Beef Steak; We have sauce tomatoes like Roma.
Tomatoes are sold in 4-packs, that is, 4 plants to a container. Plants are strong and vigorous!
Be vigilant of low temperatures as we can still have late frosts until the first week of May. However, you take your plants home and acclimate them to the sun and wind. Put them out during the day and either bring them in for the night or cover them. Stop by the nursery and check out our selection. If you don’t see what you’re looking for ask one of our sales staff to see if we might be able to find what you’re looking for. We hope to see you at the nursery!!
Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist