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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
We are all aware of the ancient cottonwood tree leaning conspicuously to the south on Taos Plaza. It is not intensely large, nor particularly balanced or attractive, yet it is a well-loved member of … 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
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
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
The "Taos Community Tree Care Project" is well underway toward growing a healthier tree care program in the town of Taos. Thanks to enthusiastic participation in community meetings, the work of numerous volunteers and … more
Springtime and summer mean weeds. For a lot of people, that means pulling out the chemical herbicide to spray the plants into submission instead of the hard work of pulling the weeds out by the roots. But those … 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
"For bees, the flower is the fountain of life;For flowers, the bee is the messenger of love."- Kahlil Gibran, poetThe relationship that bees have with flowers is very much like the … more
Terror of the earth, goat's head sticker, puncture vine (English)Tríbulo (Spanish)Tribulus terrestris (genus/species)Zygophyllaceae (family)You might think that you don't know Tribulus terrestris, a flat-ground-hugging little plant with yellow … more
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