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1 Jul, 2020

Download a Virtual Background

2020-06-29T16:25:02-06:00

Download a Virtual Background Virtual backgrounds for Zoom are all the rage. Add a little pizzazz to your meeting and show off the beauty of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden by using one of these virtual backgrounds! Donate to the Garden Download Download [...]

Download a Virtual Background2020-06-29T16:25:02-06:00
30 Jun, 2020

Release: Persisting in Difficult Times

2020-06-30T13:50:47-06:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2020 Santa Fe, NM - The Board of Directors and professional staff of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden have worked continuously since early March to confront the difficult financial and operational challenges of the ongoing pandemic crisis. Board Chair Scott McIntyre said today that "the staff has been particularly [...]

Release: Persisting in Difficult Times2020-06-30T13:50:47-06:00
22 Jun, 2020

The Garden Musings Project – Muse No. 12

2020-06-24T12:39:11-06:00

Muse No. 12 - June 22, 2020 How can we bring a broader social awareness to our nature spaces, and in what ways does this process of social interaction make seemingly invisible nature more visible?  For this musing search out some plants that may go unnoticed on an ordinary day. Use some sidewalk chalk, or create [...]

The Garden Musings Project – Muse No. 122020-06-24T12:39:11-06:00
15 Jun, 2020

The Garden Musings Project – Muse No. 11

2020-06-15T22:30:15-06:00

Muse No. 11  - June 15, 2020 Interaction by Tallie Segel, Santa Fe Botanical Garden Adult Education Coordinator Interaction by Claire LaRose, Santa Fe Botanical Garden Volunteer Coordinator Visual Interaction: How do the elements (sun, rain, wind) interact with and change the world around us? Find a collection of natural objects [...]

The Garden Musings Project – Muse No. 112020-06-15T22:30:15-06:00
9 Jun, 2020

The Garden Musings Project – Muse No. 10

2020-06-09T08:25:23-06:00

Musings on Interaction What a time in the world to be thinking about interaction. Musings on interaction may help us to think about, or perhaps briefly escape our thoughts about the social transformations in which we are in the midst. Like the other Garden Musings themes, interaction allows us to look at singular elements, or [...]

The Garden Musings Project – Muse No. 102020-06-09T08:25:23-06:00
1 Jun, 2020

June’s Garden Chores

2020-06-03T15:30:08-06:00

June 2020 by Scott Canning, Director of Horticulture and Special Projects I was looking back at my columns, and I don't think I have ever written for June. Not surprising, I guess, because May is so damn busy, and June is our cruelest month. Consistently dry, with skin-cracking low humidity and a punishing sun that [...]

June’s Garden Chores2020-06-03T15:30:08-06:00
1 Jun, 2020

June’s Garden Chores

2020-06-01T13:58:00-06:00

June 2020 by Scott Canning, Director of Horticulture and Special Projects I was looking back at my columns, and I don't think I have ever written for June. Not surprising, I guess, because May is so damn busy, and June is our cruelest month. Consistently dry, with skin-cracking low humidity and a punishing sun that [...]

June’s Garden Chores2020-06-01T13:58:00-06:00
26 May, 2020

The Garden Musings Project – Muse No. 9

2020-05-26T14:06:47-06:00

Muse No. 9 - May 26, 2020 Spring Line Collection by Claire LaRose Return to your spring observation object. Make a record of the date and conditions of the day. What changes do you notice from your earlier observations (maybe look back at your records). Make a color palette or a line collection [...]

The Garden Musings Project – Muse No. 92020-05-26T14:06:47-06:00
18 May, 2020

The Garden Musings Project – Muse No. 8

2020-05-18T14:02:09-06:00

Muse No. 8  May 18, 2020 Blind Contour of Iris by Claire LaRose , Santa Fe Botanical Garden Volunteer Coordinator With phenology monitoring we visit the same sites for each series of observations. For this musing, return to your Muse 7 object and make note of the differences from your first observations (record [...]

The Garden Musings Project – Muse No. 82020-05-18T14:02:09-06:00
13 May, 2020

The Garden Musings Project – Muse No. 7

2020-05-14T12:24:15-06:00

Musings on Spring Spring is the perfect time to start observing and recording the timing of seasonal change events in your backyard or neighborhood. At Santa Fe Botanical Garden, we partner with the Rio Grande Phenology Trail to track the timing of seasonal changes in a number of plant species. Volunteers keep weekly data and [...]

The Garden Musings Project – Muse No. 72020-05-14T12:24:15-06:00