Garden Club of Taos

Monthly Newsletter

august 2017



Now that summer is well underway vibrant colors surround us. For the last month our gardens have been in full bloom with all kinds of flowering beauties and edibles. Hollyhocks are making their statuesque statement once again.

Our field trip to Lori Priest’s Private garden was outstanding, as was our Members Only Field trip to the gardens in the Country Club area. Each had a unique feel. And, it was a real treat to visit the newly established landscaped area at the Taos
University of New Mexico campus.

Now it is time for our annual fundraiser – the 2017 LOS JARDINEROS GARDEN & HOME TOUR – Saturday, August 5th 9am – 4pm. So many of you have been working countless hours behind the scenes, thank you. Heidi Smith, Tour
Chairman, has been coordinating all aspects of the Tour, making certain that all details are addressed. Cat Hayden, Tour Publicity, has been working diligently with developing creative advertising. We are ready to go. Our Boutique, organized by Shelley Loveless, is going to be a winner. Bird Houses designed by
artists will be for sale. Wishing all of you a fun filled day!

Planning is well underway for our After Tour Party at the TAOS ART MUSEUM at FECHIN HOUSE highlighting our grant to the Food Forest. As you know it will be Sunday, August 13th 2:30pm-5pm. All of you who helped Tour Day are invited. Plans have changed about bringing a bite, Just come with a guest and enjoy. A few of us who love to cook will be preparing everything.

Remember that Thursday, August 17th is our field trip to Tricia Stammberger’s Dahlia Garden 10am – 2pm.

Our next meeting at Taos Tennis will be Thursday, September 21st at 9:30am. Our presenter will be Casey Davis from EarthGoods. He will be selling starter kits and hydroponic supplies before the meeting.

See you on the Tour!

Meg Greenwood, President

Los Jardineros Garden Club of Taos

Santa Fe Master Gardeners Free August Events

Compost Clinic

Date & Time: Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Location: Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens at the County Fairgrounds (3229 Rodeo Road)

 Join us for a 30 min lecture on “Worms Eat My Garbage: Using Red Worms to Compost Your Food Scraps,” followed by hands on work.  Bring hats, gloves, sturdy shoes, water and a pitchfork if you have one.

How to Plan a Fall Vegetable Garden with Cool Season Crops

Date & Time: Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m

Location: Master Gardener Vegetable Gardens at the County Fairgrounds (3229 Rodeo Road)

 Learn how to put your garden to bed and plan for all fall gardening. Tips on extending your growing season, things to consider while the summer winds down and how to winterize your garden.

Los Jardineros Field Trips

Thursday, August 17th Stammberger’s Dahlia Garden

10am – 2pm

Bring bag lunch for picnic.  Click link below for more information, registration and map to the garden.

Dahlia Garden

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