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You Are Invited, We Hope To See You At Our Annual Garden Party!

We Propagate Cacti!

Trees That Please Nursery is located south of the Albuquerque in Los Lunas, New Mexico. We propagate many native cactus species that do well in our area. We propagate the following: Tree Cholla Desert Christmas Cholla Pencil Cholla Club Cholla Engelmann Prickly Pear Black-Spined Prickly Pear Spineless Prickly Pear Sotol Red Flowering Yucca Yellow Flowering Yucca Soaptree Yucca New Mexico Agave Lecheguilla Agave This weeks featured cacti is the Desert Christmas Cholla. The Desert Christmas Cholla ( Cylindropuntia leptocaulis ) produces small fruits which turn red or red-orange during winter, typically in December. To some these colored fruits resemble small Christmas ornaments. The Desert Christmas Cholla, a New Mexico Native, has slender stems and grows to about 2’ to 3’ tall and wide. This cholla is best grown in full sun on well-drained soils with only occasional watering. It produces cream colored flowers and is Hardy to USDA zo

Arboretum Tomé Annual Open House Guest Speakers

We are proud to announce the Featured Speakers at this year’s   Arboretum Tomé Annual Open House and Garden Party. Lectures Begin at 10:00 Rudy Garcia, State Agronomist for New Mexico “How better soil health relates to increased water conservation and a healthier garden or landscape”. Kim Costion of Ashokala Gardens Arizona “A growers experience: building a healthy soil to increase garden health and productivity”. Arboretum Tomé Annual Open House and Garden Party May 31 st from 9:30am to 4:30pm Free!! Location:  9 Gilcrease Road, Los Lunas New Mexico 87031 For Additional Information Contact: Trees That Please Nursery Winter hours: Mon-Sat 9:00am to 4:30 pm Sunday 11:00 to 4:00 Phone: 505-866-5027 Trees That Please is located at 3084 Highway 47, Los Lunas NM 87031 Email Visit our web site at:

Using Less Water And Growing Healthier Landscapes By Being On The Journey To Better Soil Health.

There are some people in the arid Albuquerque market and other cities of the Southwest that still prefer to have green lawns that you can walk barefoot on.   Historically the standard practice for keeping grass green was to use high analysis fertilizers.  Products with names like Miracle Grow, SoilTex, urea, etc.,    which were dumped on landscapes like crazy and have been the tradition all across the country when it came to growing turf and trees.   This article will describe the problem with using high analysis fertilizers, how they damage the soil ecology and I'll describe how Soil Secrets has a better idea that results in the gradual improvement in the soil health while also reducing the amount of water needed to keep our urban landscapes green.     While fertilizers do what they claim, which is provide Nitrogen, Phosphorous Potassium and maybe a half a dozen other elements, and will make your lawn green as promised, they do so at a cost to the health of the soil.  This re