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1 Dec, 2018

Firescaping

2018-11-28T14:34:15+00:00

By Donita L. Frazier, DVM, PhD Creating the hardscape for Ojos y Manos Garden during winter 2016. Photo: Clayton Bass Cold winter mornings are the perfect times to dream about new garden projects. Hardscape projects and landscape cleanup are still possible in early winter when planting is no longer feasible. Recent catastrophic fires [...]

Firescaping2018-11-28T14:34:15+00:00
1 Nov, 2018

November’s Garden Chores

2018-10-28T11:47:40+00:00

November 2018 By Scott Canning, Horticulture and Special Projects Director November is still a good time to plant or transplant deciduous trees and shrubs. It is getting too late to transplant conifers, because they continue to transpire (lose water from their needles) through the winter and suffer from the root-pruning that invariable accompanies transplanting. They [...]

November’s Garden Chores2018-10-28T11:47:40+00:00
1 Oct, 2018

October’s Garden Chores

2018-10-01T10:14:53+00:00

October 2018 By Scott Canning, Horticulture and Special Projects Director To repeat from last month:  Your continued work in the garden will pay future dividends. Remember that terrifying adage: “One year to seed; seven years to weed!" At this late point in the season, you can save yourself some effort by simply removing the flowers [...]

October’s Garden Chores2018-10-01T10:14:53+00:00
1 Sep, 2018

September’s Garden Chores

2018-08-29T15:48:14+00:00

September 2018 By Scott Canning, Horticulture and Special Projects Director If you have not thrown in the trowel for the year, I salute you. And your continued work in the garden will pay future dividends. Remember that terrifying adage: “One year to seed; seven years to weed!” Grooming the garden and some light dead-heading can [...]

September’s Garden Chores2018-08-29T15:48:14+00:00
1 Aug, 2018

August’s Garden Chores

2018-07-27T12:07:35+00:00

August 2018 By Scott Canning, Horticulture and Special Projects Director It is too easy to give up on the garden in August, but DON’T; “letting things go” now will make for more work in the future, and may mean weed problems for years to come. Don’t let your weeds go to seed. Be careful with [...]

August’s Garden Chores2018-07-27T12:07:35+00:00
1 Jul, 2018

July’s Garden Chores

2018-06-27T15:41:14+00:00

July 2018 By Scott Canning, Director of Horticulture Want to know what to accomplish in your garden in July? Here’s two words: water and weed. Think of it this way: weeds steal water and nutrients from your garden plants, so weeding is perhaps the number one chore this month. Get in the groove; weeding can [...]

July’s Garden Chores2018-06-27T15:41:14+00:00
1 May, 2018

May’s Garden Chores

2018-04-25T16:16:12+00:00

May 2018 By Scott Canning, Director of Horticulture May is the month that warms our gardening souls and then breaks our hearts. We seem to always have nice, warm weather in March and April that pushes our spring-blooming plants into precocious growth, and then comes our almost reliable early May hard freeze. Dang it! Why [...]

May’s Garden Chores2018-04-25T16:16:12+00:00
1 Apr, 2018

April’s Garden Chores

2018-03-30T12:28:39+00:00

April 2018 By Scott Canning, Director of Horticulture Oh my, here we are: Late winter, turning into our precocious, New Mexico “spring”.  Procrastinator that I am, I should have given my readers a March to-do list, but… Lengthening days (especially obvious with the change to daylight savings time) have arrived, and our plants are waking [...]

April’s Garden Chores2018-03-30T12:28:39+00:00
1 Nov, 2017

November’s Garden Chores

2017-10-31T15:17:34+00:00

By Scott Canning, Director of Horticulture Cutleaf staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina 'Laciniata') in fall color. Photo by Janice Tucker. Come November, most gardeners don’t want to think about gardening anymore.  They want to retreat from the never-ending chores of the growing season.  But a little effort at the end of the season can [...]

November’s Garden Chores2017-10-31T15:17:34+00:00
24 Jun, 2016

Romancing the Pollinators

2017-01-10T11:50:55+00:00

Article by Maggie Lee, Terra Flora Garden Design Last year in early November with warm weather still with us, I sat in the forest along the Big Tesuque listening to its warbling stream, its edges softened with tussocks of autumned grasses. Above, spires of Douglas Fir punctuate the honey sheen on graygreen trunks of swaying Aspens. Long arches of [...]

Romancing the Pollinators2017-01-10T11:50:55+00:00