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1 Jul, 2019

July’s Garden Chores

2019-06-28T14:33:46-06:00

July 2019 By Scott Canning, Director of Horticulture and Special Projects Ah, July! After living on the East Coast for many years, where July can be quite unbearably humid, I truly rejoice at our “monsoon season”. Just when it threatens to get hot, we can be blessed by an afternoon thunderstorm, and all is right [...]

July’s Garden Chores2019-06-28T14:33:46-06:00
1 Jun, 2019

The Garden Journal Podcast: June 1, 2019

2019-06-04T14:47:11-06:00

The Garden Journal on KSFR 101.1FM A lively, entertaining, and informative gardening radio talk show with four rotating hosts each month. Each week we talk with local, regional, or national experts about timely gardening and environmental topics relevant to Santa Fe and northern New Mexico gardeners. The Santa Fe Botanical Garden hosts the first Saturday [...]

The Garden Journal Podcast: June 1, 20192019-06-04T14:47:11-06:00
11 May, 2019

The Garden Journal Podcast: May 11, 2019

2019-06-04T14:39:12-06:00

The Garden Journal on KSFR 101.1FM A lively, entertaining, and informative gardening radio talk show with four rotating hosts each month. Each week we talk with local, regional, or national experts about timely gardening and environmental topics relevant to Santa Fe and northern New Mexico gardeners. The Santa Fe Botanical Garden hosts the first Saturday [...]

The Garden Journal Podcast: May 11, 20192019-06-04T14:39:12-06:00
1 May, 2019

May’s Garden Chores

2019-05-01T09:34:39-06:00

May 2019 By Scott Canning, Director of Horticulture and Special Projects Ah, May! So many pleasures, and so much pressure! The month often starts with at least one unpleasant return to winter. I have seen snow in May more often than not the last five years. Yet by the end of the month, the weather [...]

May’s Garden Chores2019-05-01T09:34:39-06:00
1 Apr, 2019

April’s Garden Chores

2019-03-29T16:34:40-06:00

April 2019 By Scott Canning, Director of Horticulture and Special Projects Welcome to the joys and the challenges of April in Santa Fe! April is not winter, but in Northern New Mexico, it isn’t quite spring, either. This is a truly schizophrenic weather month, with balmy days forcing fruit trees into bloom, followed by hard, [...]

April’s Garden Chores2019-03-29T16:34:40-06:00
2 Mar, 2019

The Garden Journal Podcast: March 2, 2019

2019-03-06T10:34:02-06:00

The Garden Journal on KSFR 101.1FM A lively, entertaining, and informative gardening radio talk show with four rotating hosts each month. Each week we talk with local, regional, or national experts about timely gardening and environmental topics relevant to Santa Fe and northern New Mexico gardeners. The Santa Fe Botanical Garden hosts the first Saturday [...]

The Garden Journal Podcast: March 2, 20192019-03-06T10:34:02-06:00
1 Mar, 2019

March’s Garden Chores

2019-02-27T16:54:42-06:00

March 2019 By Scott Canning, Director of Horticulture and Special Projects The days are growing rapidly longer. We add two-and-a-quarter minutes a day of “sun up” time every day in March, and when we change our clocks on Sunday March 10th, the change is that much more noticeable. Gardeners start itching to get outside and [...]

March’s Garden Chores2019-02-27T16:54:42-06:00
1 Feb, 2019

February’s Garden Chores

2019-02-11T12:32:42-06:00

February 2019 by Scott Canning, Director of Horticulture and Special Projects SOME THOUGHTS AND TIPS ON SEED STARTING When reflecting on my more than 30 years of professional gardening, I think learning plant propagation is among my most exciting adventures. Let’s face it, what gardener doesn’t want more plants? And when it comes to plant [...]

February’s Garden Chores2019-02-11T12:32:42-06:00
1 Dec, 2018

Firescaping

2019-02-11T12:34:00-06:00

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 [...]

Firescaping2019-02-11T12:34:00-06:00
1 Nov, 2018

November’s Garden Chores

2019-02-11T12:34:35-06:00

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 Chores2019-02-11T12:34:35-06:00