LOS JARDINEROS

 Garden Club of Taos

Celebrating 70 Years of Beautification and Horticultural Education in Taos County

Monthly Newsletter

 February 2020

PRESIDENT'S LETTER

Welcome to 2020!  For Los Jardineros it will be a year of learning about our high desert environment and applying our new knowledge to our gardens.  Along the way we will meet new friends and raise thousands of dollars for education and beautification projects in Taos County.

Our Programs Director, Teppie Woolley, has some great new speakers engaged for this year. Our first speaker on February 20th will help us understand the Rio Grande ecosystem and the river otters that populate it’s waters.

The venues for this year’s Garden & Home Tour are in place.  The Tour Committee is set.  Yet we still need one or two organizers to oversee the work of the committee as Tour Co-Chairs.  If you have good organization and delegation skills, I would love to talk to you about this Board position.

 I look forward to seeing all of you at our first meeting on February 20th.


Best Regards,

Kathy Fortner

President 



Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop at the Alcade Center

We will have our fruit tree pruning workshop on Feb 27, from 1-4pm at NMSU Alcalde Center. The workshop will include presentations and hands-on experience.  We will cover apple, peach, apricot, cherry, plum and blackberry. 

There will be a small fee of $10/person this year and this workshop is limited to 40 attendees. For registration, please call Elena/Amanda at 505-854241. For the payment, only cash or check is accepted.

Time to Sow Wildflower Seeds
 

February and March are the best months to sow wildflower seeds especially prior to a snow storm. Snow covering the seeds will hydrate and work the seed into the soil as the snow melts in the freeze/thaw cycle. And, any wildflower seed mixes containing perennial seeds need a period of winter cold to stimulate germination later in spring. Just spread the seed before a snowstorm or on top of the snow after the storm.


February Meeting: Rio Grande River Otters

Thursday, February 20th

9:30 to 11:30 am

Taos Tennis Meeting Room

Our first meeting of 2020 will feature a talk by Shannon Romeling of Amigos Bravos.  She will inform us on the river otters in the Rio Grande.  

Formed in 1988, Amigos Bravos is a statewide water conservation organization guided by social justice principles and dedicated to preserving and restoring the ecological and cultural integrity of New Mexico’s water and the communities that depend on it. 

Our social time will be from 9:30 to 10:00, so join us for refreshments and conversation with other gardeners.  At 10:00 am we will start our business meeting followed immediately by our speaker.


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