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Hunting for wild asparagus

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

Trees and water in Taos

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

Kinlock Brown builds beautiful in Taos

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

Using hostas as companion plants in the high desert

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

Wonderful World of Native Plants – Easter flowers

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

Adventures in growing

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

Finding your inner compost guru

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

Herbs: Yerba de la negrita

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

Honoring an elder

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

Tree Talk: We want your feedback on presence of Siberian elm in Taos

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila) was originally introduced to New Mexico under the name “Chinese elm” beginning in the early 1900s. Much to our confusion, the original name has more commonly … more
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