Garden Club of Taos

Celebrating 70 Years of Beautification and Horticultural Education in Taos County

Monthly Newsletter

 September 2019


July and August were certainly busy and successful months for Los Jardineros!  On July 24th we were honored for our wall repair beautification project along Paseo Pueblo del Norte at the TCA. You can see the picture and my comments below.  August started with our very successful Garden & Home Tour on the 3rd.  With the help of our homeowners and all of you who volunteered, we raised sufficient funds to award up to $8,000 in grants this year.  Thank you for all the hard work that made the Tour a great success.  I would particularly like to thank Susan Barnett and Theresa Taggart for their work in co-directing the Tour this year.

On August 8th, Janet Adams and John Mayer represented Los Jardineros at the ribbon cutting and community picnic for the first phase of the refurbishment of Gusdorf Park.  Janet has been our representative on the coordinating group spearheaded by the Taos Community Foundation.  As the Grants Director, John managed a 2015 grant that helped started the rejuvenation of this park.

I look forward to visiting with all of you at our September meeting at Taos Tennis.


Heidi's Comments to the Taos Mayer and TCA Board of Directors at the Ribbon Cutting

I am representing the over one hundred members of the Los Jardineros Garden Club of Taos. It is those members, and many additional volunteers, who make the annual Garden and Home tour possible.

And THAT fundraiser is what enabled the garden club to contribute to the restoration of the adobe wall, that had become a blight and was in dire need of a new coat.

It is the garden clubs 70th anniversary. Since the beginning, the club has given grants to programs and projects of education, conservation and beautification.

This wall most certainly was in need of beautification.

When our grants committee was approached by the TCA for a grant to repair and re-stucco this visible adobe wall, it was what we generally call ‘a no-brainer’. Fortunately, Los Jardineros had the funds to give.

Here we are, able to rejoice in teaming up with the TCA. The project was completed in record time and can be appreciated by the hundred, if not thousands, who are driving by the wall daily.

September Meeting

September 19, 2019 9:30 am

Taos Tennis Meeting Room

Our speaker will be Sheila Ross, a noted local floral designer, who will be informing us on Ikebana.  Sheila Ross mastered Event Floral Design and Hand-Tied Bouquets in Paris. She studied Ikebana in Japan.   Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangements. The tradition dates back to the 7th century.

Join us for refreshments and socializing at 9:30 am.  The business meeting and program will begin at 10 am.

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