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A big thanks to all who attended, and the volunteers who worked at, our 2014 Garden & Home Tour, making for yet another successful tour!

Attention all artists! The planning is already under way for next year’s tour.

First on the agenda is choosing the art for the annual poster advertising the tour. Taos artist Pat Woodall created this year’s poster of red poppies.

Artists, here are the details. Send images to Kay Fortner: jktaos "at" msn.com. The images should be jpeg files with RGB color correction. The minimum file size and resolution can be 37 by 49 inches at 72 dpi or 8.75 by 12 inches at 300 dpi, (this is the size for the print on the poster). It is best if the images are vertical so they don’t have to be cropped. The poster overall size is 11 by 17 inches.
The deadline for receipt is Jan. 15, 2015.


The posters are put up all around Taos and beyond: Angel Fire, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and Espanola. More than 550 visitors from Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, and all over New Mexico visited the five venues in the 2014 tour. Proceeds from the tour, as always, fund grants to local nonprofit organizations and educational institutions.

Los Jardineros Garden Club of Taosis a 501(c)(3) civic organization and a valuable resource for high desert gardeners in Taos County, New Mexico.  Membership dues and fundraisers are the primary means by which grants to local organizations are funded and objectives of the Club are met.  Member volunteers contribute their time for the beautification of Taos.  The major fund-raising event is the annual Garden & Home Tour held the first Saturday in August.

MEETINGS are held in Taos on the third Thursday of the month between February and October and are open to the public.  At each meeting an invited speaker presents a program on a subject directed to the interests and needs of high desert gardeners. Past topics have included: edible landscapes, permaculture, container gardening, orchid care, selecting the right tree, native and flowering shrubs, raising herbs and vegetables, xeriscape principles, and beneficial insects.

MEMBERSHIP includes free admission to the annual Garden & Home Tour held on the first Saturday in August (in exchange for four hours volunteer work in support of the tour), as well as to our Members Only Tour in July.  Members also receive discounts from local businesses.

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The hollyhock was selected as the official flower of Los Jardineros in 1949, the first year of the club. Members collected hollyhock seeds for planting along streets, alleyways, and throughout the countryside around Taos.


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