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Guest speakerGeorge Miller, president of the Albuquerque chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico, will be the guest speaker for our monthly meeting on May 17 at 6 p.m. in the boardroom of Kit Carson … more
Yerba del manzo is a plant that grows throughout the Southwestern United States in swampy areas. This is an amazing medicinal herb with many properties. First of all, it is an astringent; … more
Spring and early summer are a fine time to go wildcrafting in Northern New Mexico, the fine art and science of gathering nature's bounty in their natural habitat. It means knowing where and in which seasons to find certain herbs and edible plants. … more
One look around our surrounding landscape will affirm that trees play an important role in the Taos community. They are enduring symbols in our culture and create the ecological context for many of our lives and identities, yet truth be … more
The luminous light of the Southwest, along with the mountains and mesa vistas that surround us, make Taos a beautiful place to live. Bringing the light and views in and using local material, such as adobe, create a distinctive look to the homes here … more
Hostas survive well in Taos County's winter-challenged cold and summer heat with a little location planning. Frost hardy and resilient, hostas come back year after year with little care or need of winter mulching. … more
At this time of spring and renewal, it seems appropriate to consider Easter flowers. Pasqueflowers, or flowers of peace, lend their loveliness to the Easter season around the world. Some 33 species … more
After getting some warm weather, Taos gardeners are ready to start planting. However, those who have been here for a while know that there are more freezing nighttime temperatures to come and it is … more
What does a compost bin look like, anyway? What about a worm-compost bin? In the nearly 25 years I have been teaching people how to compost, I have seen as many ways to compost as ways to eat … more
By Rob Hawley For The Taos News In Northern New Mexico, this plant has bright little orange flowers that look like hollyhock flowers and is sometimes mistaken for a small poppy. Yerba de la … more
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