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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
22 Apr, 2020

Celebrate Earth Day from Home

2020-04-22T10:23:50-06:00

Celebrate Earth Day from Home This year's Earth Day is especially important. The global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have added to the awareness that we are all connected. Our daily actions have come to a standstill, and pollution from emissions in major metropolitan areas has declined. Wildlife have reentered quieter communities. But how else [...]

Celebrate Earth Day from Home2020-04-22T10:23:50-06:00
31 Mar, 2020

April’s Garden Chores

2020-03-30T11:51:09-06:00

April 2020 by Scott Canning, Director of Horticulture and Special Projects My thoughts these days turn to vegetable gardening, and the revived interest I see in the ‘Victory Garden’ movements of the two World Wars means I am not alone. Seed companies cannot keep up with the demand; Johnny’s Select Seeds says “…seeds are the [...]

April’s Garden Chores2020-03-30T11:51:09-06:00
1 Mar, 2020

March’s Garden Chores

2020-02-25T14:09:01-07:00

March 2020 by Scott Canning, Director of Horticulture and Special Projects Last year at this time, I warned gardeners not to “jump the gun” on working in garden beds that are still wet. I thought this would be important but uncommon advice, but here again we have a wonderfully wet winter, so this bears repeating: [...]

March’s Garden Chores2020-02-25T14:09:01-07:00
1 Feb, 2020

February’s Garden Chores

2020-01-30T15:35:08-07:00

February 2020 by Scott Canning, Director of Horticulture and Special Projects Winter means SEEDS! As I wrote last year, growing from seed has some distinct advantages over other means of propagation. A packet of seeds can hold dozens to thousands of potential plants, and you probably have a mailbox full of seed catalogs, or websites [...]

February’s Garden Chores2020-01-30T15:35:08-07:00
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