Thursday, April 30, 2015

Chat With Trees That Please Nursery Staff Saturday May 2nd in Santa Fe!

Trees That Please Nursery Staff Will Be Attending 
The 11th Annual Garden Fair And Plant Sale 
This Saturday May 2nd in Santa Fe! 

This Event Is Hosted By The Santa Fe Master Gardeners Association. 
You Can Visit Their Website At: http://sfmga.org/


The Event Is being Held At The Santa Fe County Fairgrounds,
 3229 Rodeo Road from 9 am - 3 pm.


Meet Michael Melendrez, owner and Founder of Trees That Please Nursery 
and Soil Secrets LLC 
and 
Anna Forester, General Manager of Trees That Please Nursery.  

Come with all your Plant and Soil Questions.

We Hope To See You In Santa Fe!!!

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

Vinca Plants Make An Attractive Ground Cover.

Try Vinca As A Ground Cover!

Vinca is also called Periwinkle. It is low growing maybe 1’ – 2’ tall. As it grows along the ground it occasionally roots where the stem touches bare soil thus helping it to spread and cover your ground.


Vinca produces Violet Colored flowers throughout summer. According to Wikipedia, in India the plant is known as sadaphuli which means always flowering!


Vinca plants grow well in full sun to partial shade. They seem to do best in part sun situations.

Our Staff invite you to visit the nursery and take a look at our Vinca plants 
as well as other ground covers we offer!


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

Tomatoes, Tomatoes, And More Starter Tomato Packs Are Ready For Your Garden!

We Have Tomato Starter Plants Ready For Your Garden!


Whether you are looking for Cherry Tomatoes or Beefsteak we are sure to have the variety you desire!


Varieties include: Yellow Pear, Red Pear, Big Boy, Celebrity, Super Fantastic,
 Beefsteak, Rutgers, and Ace to name a few……


Tomatoes are available in starter 4-packs or organic starter 2-packs.



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, April 24, 2015

Our Chile Starter Plants Are Ready For Your Garden!

We Have Chile Starter Plants Ready For Your Garden!


We Have Something For Everyone!


We have Mild, Medium, Hot, and Extra Hot!


Varieties Include:
Anaheim,   New Mexico #6,   Sandia,   Big Jim,   and Barker


Come and Get'em While They're Hot!  HA HA!!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Good and Bad News About The Freeze Damage To Your Plants.....

By this morning, one day after our 22 degree freeze yesterday morning the injury to some plants was clear.

Ash trees leaves were turning black


Close-Up of Ash Tree Leaves


Virginia Creeper vines were turning black


Iris Flower Stalks were wilted


Black Spined Prickly Pear Pad Buds and Flower Buds were turning black


Oak Tree Leaves were turning black



Grape Vine New Foliage and young fruit clusters were turning black.


The Good News About This Freeze Damage is that it is only temporary. 

If your plants were healthy, strong, and vigorous they should leaf out again in about 2 weeks. So continue to keep the soil around them moist but not wet. Over-watering these freeze damaged plants could result in further damage and even death.

The Bad News About This Freeze was that damage to young developing fruits is irreversible.

This was looking like a great year for fruit production on area trees. The favorable temperatures of the last 30 days resulted in heavy fruit set. The exposure to the freezing temperatures of the last few mornings has damaged the developing fruits. Within hours these young fruits may become discolored


and fall to the ground. Some damaged fruits like those of Peaches, Pears, and Apples may take several days to notice. However, if gently squeeze a damaged pear, peach or apple fruit they will not be firm but will feel soft. A soft fruit is a symptom of freeze injury.

Normally fruit trees only bloom once so so much for this years production. It is interesting that the freezing temperatures do not injure the young leaves but only fruits and flowers.

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

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Iris Bloom Season Is Here!

Iris is a genus of flowering plants that produce large showy flowers. We are at the start of the Iris spring bloom period. The word Iris in Greek means rainbow and it literally describes the great multitude of available flower colors you can find.


Plant them against a wall,


a walkway


or anywhere you want a splash of color! Iris will spread so place them where you want to make a statement.


Trees That Please Nursery has Iris plants available now for planting into your yard. They are just now forming blooms so take'm home quick for a brilliant color splash!

We invite you to visit the Nursery and check out our Iris as well as the other flowering plants we propagate.

Our staff would love to give you a tour and "Talk Flowers". So Please come on in!

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

What Vine Is Completely Covered With Lavender Colored Flowers Now?

You have probably seen vines covered with lavender colored flowers all around our area in full bloom now. They can be seen growing like small sprawling trees in the yard but they also will climb to the tops of trees and telephone poles. They are commonly seen growing on fences and when in full bloom appear to be flowering vines (without leaves).




Closer examination reveals a dense abundance of beautiful flowers.


This vine is know as Wisteria and is available in several different varieties that are sure to please!

Wisteria vines grow vigorously! They can add 10' - 20' of growth in just one summer. Typically, Wisteria will bloom once in spring providing a spectacular flower display. Occasionally there may be sporadic re-blooms later in the season.

Trees That Please Nursery has Wisteria available in 5 gallon containers ready now for planting into your yard. They are just now forming blooms that are sure to please!

We invite you to visit the Nursery and check out our Wisteria as well as the other vines we propagate including: Silver Lace Vine, Virginia Creeper, Trumpet Vines, English Ivy, and Seedless Table Grapes.

Our staff would love to give you a tour and "Talk Vines". So come on in!

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, April 11, 2015

Take Home A Gala Apple Tree For Your Orchard & Help Us Find Our Staff!

We need your help!

We have an abundance of Gala Apple Trees in stock!
So many that our staff 
are often found hiding amongst them!


Gala Apples are a great treat for the home orchard:

Gala Apples Are:
Self-Fertile (you only need one to get fruit)
A Large, Vigorous, Fast Growing Tree
Sweet, Crisp, Aromatic Flesh
Keeps 2-3 months in Cool Storage

Nothing Surpasses a Gala Apple When Picked at Peak Ripeness Off Your Own Tree.

Visit Trees That Please Nursery During the Month of April 2015 and Receive a 15% Discount Off Your Gala Apple Purchase!

 Help Us Find Our Staff!


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

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

We Will Be Closed On Good Friday, April 3rd 2015

Trees That Please Nursery will be closed on Good Friday, April 3rd 2015, 
in observance of the Tome Hill Pilgrimage Event..


We will reopen on Saturday April 4th at 9:00 am.

Thank You for your support!

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

Thinking About Spring?

It's starting to look alot like Spring at the Nursery!


The Daffodils are in bloom, 

Tree buds are starting to swell, some plants like Winter Jasmine and
 the Silver-Leaf Buffalo Berry have already bloomed!

We are open weekends as follows:

Saturday: 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00


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