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1 Mar, 2017

MARCH : Carnivorous plants

2017-02-22T11:57:10+00:00

Article by Jeanne Gozigian Common name Botanical name Plant family Venus flytrap Dionaea muscipula Droseraceae American pitcher plant Sarracenia spp. Sarraceniaceae Bladderworts Utricularia spp. Lentibulariaceae Sundews Drosera spp. Droseraceae This Plant of the Month article should probably have been featured for the month of October and Halloween, as the subject is the mysterious [...]

1 Feb, 2017

FEBRUARY : Russian olive : Elaeagnus angustifolia

2017-01-25T13:10:46+00:00

Scientific Name: Elaeagnus angustifolia Common name:Russian olive Plant Family: Elaeagnaceae Article by Susan Bruneni Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve in winter (photo by Carl Troy). On February 17, 2017, when Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve (LCWP) is included in the Great Backyard Bird Count* (more info following this article), participants will most likely be treated to [...]

1 Jan, 2017

JANUARY : banana yucca, Spanish dagger: Yucca baccata and the Yucca species

2017-01-10T11:48:44+00:00

Scientific Name: Yucca baccata and the Yucca species Common Names:  banana yucca, Spanish dagger Plant Family:  Asparagaceae – asparagus (recently in the Agavaceae family, which is now the sub-family Agavoideae of the Asparagaceae plant family) Article by Janice Tucker Photo credit: Carl Troy The presence of a Yucca in a New Mexico garden [...]

1 Dec, 2016

DECEMBER : Winter bulbs : Hippeastrum & Narcissus

2017-01-10T11:48:55+00:00

This month's article features two plants: Scientific name: Hippeastrum Common name: amaryllis Family: Amaryllidaceae Scientific name: Narcissus papyraceus Common name:  paperwhite Family: Amaryllidaceae Article by Jeanne Gozigian “Forcing” bulbs for winter indoor floral beauty can be a fun and easy project when outdoor gardening is under a layer of snow and all is a dreary brown in [...]

1 Nov, 2016

NOVEMBER : Mountain mahogany : Cercocarpus montanus

2017-01-10T11:49:03+00:00

Scientific name: Cercocarpus montanus Common name: mountain mahogany Plant family: Rosaceae Article by Susan Bruneni Mountain mahogany is a delightful feature of the new ethnobotanical gardens, Ojos y Manos: Eyes and Hands, and has been a useful plant in this area for centuries. The mountain mahogany is a shrub or small tree in the Rosaceae [...]

5 Oct, 2016

Splendor in the Grasses

2017-01-10T11:49:12+00:00

October 5, 2016 by Joan Grabel The grasses are in their flowering glory and what could be more complimentary to Bill Barretts’ Visual Poetry sculpture. The fall wind moves through the flowering grasses creating a sweet rhythmic motion as seen in the blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), with its’ seed heads swaying poetically on top of [...]

4 Oct, 2016

Expanded Garden Showcases Northern NM Ethnobotanical History

2017-01-10T11:49:18+00:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Fe Botanical Garden Opens New Hands-On Ojos y Manos Addition (SANTA FE, September 22, 2016) Life wasn't easy for American Indians and Spanish settlers in northern New Mexico four hundred years ago. And now thanks to the newest addition to the Santa Fe Botanical Garden (SFBG) on Museum Hill, modern day [...]

1 Oct, 2016

OCTOBER : muhly grass ‘Autumn Embers’ : Muhlenbergia reverchonii ‘Autumn Embers’

2017-01-10T11:49:22+00:00

Scientific name: Muhlenbergia reverchonii ‘Autumn Embers’ Common name: ‘Autumn Embers’ muhly grass Plant Family:  Poaceae - Grass Article and photos by Janice Tucker Muhlenbergia reverchonii 'Autumn Embers' (Photo credit: Janice Tucker) The ‘Autumn Embers’ muhly grass (Muhlenbergia reverchonii ‘Autumn Embers’) is truly a plant for all seasons. As the earth begins to warm, signaling [...]

25 Sep, 2016

Mosaic mural “Sisters of the Sun and Moon” now complete!

2017-01-27T10:48:47+00:00

September 25, 2016 W. Gary Smith's broken tile mosaic mural for Ojos y Manos: Eyes and Hands at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden is now installed. The design displays the "three sisters" - corn, beans, squash. Title: Sisters of the Sun and Moon Alessandra Haines, custom tile artist - corn kernels, beans, striped corn leaves [...]

19 Sep, 2016

Ojos y Manos Coming Together Beautifully

2017-01-10T11:49:31+00:00

September 19, 2016 Gary Smith on construction site of Ojos y Manos in early April 2016. Our landscape architect, W. Gary Smith, has posted a great tour of the site in progress: Ojos y Manos, the new ethnobotanical garden at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, is nearing completion -- opening to the pubic [...]