Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!


Trees That Please Nursery
Retail and Wholesale Nurseries Unique Choice
Serving Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Belen

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Trees That Please Nursery Is A Full Service Nursery Serving Albuquerque...

Trees That Please Is A Full Service Nursery Offering

Consultations
Delivery
And Plantings

Serving Retail and Wholesale Customers
In Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Belen


For More Information Check Out Our Website At:



Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain 
Staff Plant Physiologist

Trees That Please Nursery
Retail and Wholesale Nurseries Unique Choice
Serving Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Belen

Monday, December 29, 2014

Agave’s Lined Up Like Soldiers In Formation!

We propagate native cacti for your low water landscape areas!
The following is a list of the native cacti we grow:

Black-Spined Prickly Pear
Century Plant (NM Agave)
Club Cholla
Desert Christmas Cholla
Engleman Prickly Pear
Lecheguilla Agave
Red Yucca
Soaptree Yucca
Sotol
Spineless Prickly Pear
Tree Cholla
Yellow Flowering Yucca

These cacti thrive in full sun with only occasional watering.
They are winter hardy to our area. As long as they are planted in the ground and not left in small containers above ground they do very well.

A problem can arise if they are left in small containers above ground during winter. This can happen if we experience a particularly cold winter. Containerized cacti left above ground during winter can experience root damage or death. This can occur if the container freezes solid.

This is something we have learned over the years and so we bring all of our containerized cacti into an unheated greenhouse during winter. This affords them a little extra protection from the elements. When protected during winter we rarely experience any losses due to winter cold.

The photo below shows some of our New Mexico Agaves all lined up in the greenhouse like soldiers in formation!


For More Information About Our Cacti
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Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain 
Staff Plant Physiologist

Trees That Please Nursery
Retail and Wholesale Nurseries Unique Choice
Serving Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Belen

Sunday, December 28, 2014

When Planting, Dig A Square Hole!

When planting, dig a square hole not round
especially, if your soil is a clay or compacted soil.


Most of us dig round holes when planting perhaps to match the containers shape. 
As you dig any hole your weight on the shovel compresses
the sides of the hole as you pull back to left a shovel full of dirt. Whatever shape hole you dig you will end up with compressed and hardened walls.


Roots will follow the path of least resistance as they grow outward in the planting hole. The path of least resistance will be the fill dirt area of the hole. When the roots encounter the planting hole wall it is a harder surface (undisturbed) and the roots may have a tendency to follow the wall surface rather than penetrate through it. If they do your tree or shrub may become root bound in the planting hole over time.

A square hole still has the harder wall surface as found in a round hole but with a square hole there are cracks and crevices. These cracks and crevices provide places where roots can get stuck and exit the planting hole.

If you have dug a round hole and even in a square one simply take the blade or your shovel and break up the smooth wall of the planting hole to provide 
cracks and crevices for root exit.


Better and easier still is to use hydrogen peroxide
 to roughen up the walls of the planting hole.


Use about 2 quarts of hydrogen peroxide per planting hole. Pour it liberally down the wall surfaces. It will begin to bubble.


As it does so it loosens the planting walls surface. 


Wait for the hydrogen peroxide to stop bubbling
before putting your tree or shrub into the hole.

The shape of the planting hole is less important in sandy soils.

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Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain 
Staff Plant Physiologist

Trees That Please Nursery
Retail and Wholesale Nurseries Unique Choice
Serving Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Belen


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Have You Considered A Site Evaluation or Consultation?

Are you are planning a new landscape or adding to an existing one?

Do You Want to add a few trees and shrubs but you’re not sure
 if they are site or climate appropriate?

If so, then consider a Site Evaluation or Consultation?


 Trees That Please Nursery will, at your request,
visit your landscape site, whether it be your home or business
and help you answer the numerous planting and care questions that can arise.

Some Of The Questions We Ask and Evaluate Include:

Soil Drainage Characteristics.
How Will You Water?

Plant Growing Space Requirements.
Are Structures Nearby?

Under and Above Ground Utilities.
Septic Tank and Leach Field Locations.

Plant Purpose: Shade, Specimen, Flowers, etc.
Mature Plant Dimensions.

Acidic or Alkaline Soil Requiring Plants.
Evergreen or Deciduous Plants.


Once These Concerns Have Been Addressed
The Staff Of Trees That Please Nursery Can Help Or Make Suggestions
For Trees And Shrubs Based Upon Your Desires Or Requirements For The Site?

For More Information Contact The Nursery At:
Phone: 505-866-5027
Email: treesthatplease@comcast.net

Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain 
Staff Plant Physiologist

Trees That Please Nursery
Retail and Wholesale Nurseries Unique Choice
Serving Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Belen

Friday, December 26, 2014

Trees That Please Nursery Serves Both Retail and Wholesale Customers


Trees That Please Nursery
Retail and Wholesale Nurseries Unique Choice
Serving Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Belen




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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Trees That Please Nursery Wishes You A Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!


Trees That Please Nursery
Retail and Wholesale Nurseries Unique Choice
Serving Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Belen

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Gambel Oak Seedlings During The Holidays at Trees That Please Nursery.

Trees That Please Nursery may be closed for the holidays
but our work continues.

Each year we harvest Gambel Oak Acorns from trees planted in isolation or from native populations from around the state of New Mexico.

Acorns are either planted immediately or refrigerated until planting.

In either case, acorns are in the soil by October or November where they germinate and grow overwinter in seed flats in one of our heated greenhouses. In the photo below (Look Closely) you see young Gambel Oaks on Christmas Eve at the nursery. These young seedlings will become our future tree stock in 3-4 years depending upon vigor.


 This is just one of the many tree species we propagate annually.

To Learn More About the Trees Species We Propagate 
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Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain 
Staff Plant Physiologist

Trees That Please Nursery
Serving Retail and Wholesale Customers
In Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Belen

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

On The Twelfth Day Of Christmas At Trees That Please Nursery....

On The Twelfth Day Of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me
Twelve Assorted Landscape Plants

Eleven Pounds Of Clover Seed

Ten Friendship Plants

Nine Li Jujubes

Eight Bags of Mulch

Seven Bags Of TTP Supreme Compost

Six Gambel Oaks

Five Golden Raintrees

Four Earth Worm Castings

Three Trumpet Vines

Two TerraPros®

And
  
A Partridge In A Pear Tree

Trees That Please Nursery grows plants that thrive in the desert southwest.
We propagate shade trees,


 fruit trees, 


shrubs, vines, 


evergreens, cacti, 


flowering perennials, seasonal herbs and veggies, as well as indoor houseplants.

We have plants to fit your space large or small!
We have deep rooted or shallow rooted trees that can be planted
dependent upon structures in the landscape.
We have low water and high water requiring plants depending upon your needs.
We provide planting instructions and care guides to help you succeed!

We can deliver and plant if you so desire!

Many of our plants are native to New Mexico or the Desert Southwest
so are already acclimate to our high temperatures and low rainfall.

We invite you to visit the nursery and evaluate how we can help you succeed
 in your home or business landscape!

Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

Trees That Please Nursery
Serving Retail and Wholesale Customers

In Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Belen

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Open Daily Till 4:00 PM!

Trees That Please Nursery Is Open Daily Until 4:00 PM 
and our staff is here to help you with great gift ideas!


Stop By The Nursery and Chat with our staff. 

Bring your plant, planting, landscape, or care questions 
and if we don't have an answer we'll work hard to find one!

While At The Nursery 
Enjoy A Free Cup Of Hot Cocoa

Hot Coffee

Or A Candy Cane!

Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain 
Staff Plant Physiologist

Trees That Please Nursery
Serving Retail and Wholesale Customers
In Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Belen

On The Eleventh Day Of Christmas At Trees That Please Nursery....

On The Eleventh Day Of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me
Eleven Pounds Of Clover Seed

Ten Friendship Plants

Nine Li Jujubes

Eight Bags of Mulch

Seven Bags Of TTP Supreme Compost

Six Gambel Oaks

Five Golden Raintrees

Four Earth Worm Castings

Three Trumpet Vines

Two TerraPros®  

And


A Partridge In A Pear Tree

New Zealand White Clover (Trifolium repens) is a perennial nitrogen fixing legume that reaches about 8-12 inches in height.  New Zealand White Clover is more tolerant of heat and drought than larger clovers, is more vigorous, and tolerates a wide range of soils.


New Zealand White Clover forms a symbiotic relationship with nitrogen fixing soil bacteria called Rhizobium trifolii. Rhizobium bacteria are found in root nodules of clover and other legumes. The Rhizobium bacteria fix atmospheric nitrogen into ammonium that the plant uses for growth and development. The plant in turn provides a suitable growth environment (root nodule) as well as other nutrients such as carbohydrates and protein.

New Zealand White Clover is used as green manure as it fixes up to 170 pounds of nitrogen per acre. Excess nitrogen is released into the surrounding soil where associated plants use it for growth and development. Local Orchards, Valencia County Extension Service, and Homeowners use New Zealand White Clover under their orchards or vineyards to provide natural organic nitrogen and reduce or eliminate the need to buy inorganic nitrogen fertilizers.

New Zealand White Clover is also used as “living mulch”. Like other mulches a surface crop of New Zealand White Clover protects the soil from drying, high temperatures, chokes out weeds, and the flowers attract beneficial insects like honeybees (photo).


New Zealand White Clover will grow on most soils but requires regular moisture for growth. This is one reason it is well suited as an orchard or vineyard cover crop because fruit crops require regular moisture for production.

For More Information Call Us At The Store 505-866-5027
or Check Out Our Website At:



Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain 
Staff Plant Physiologist

Trees That Please Nursery
Serving Retail and Wholesale Customers
In Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, and Belen