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Fechin Gardens: peace and tranquility in the town of Taos

Hidden behind the stately former home of artist Nicholai Fechin a beautiful new garden waits to be discovered. Water bubbles over a small boulder into a … more

Herb of the Month: Arnica

Arnica is one of the best-known medicinal herbs in the Western world with species growing in the Americas and Europe. more

Snap that plant for photo contest

The Native Plant Society of New Mexico has announced its first statewide native plant photo contest, "Snap That Plant!" The competition opened July 1 and will close Sept. 30.Do you enjoy taking … more

Fire blight bacterium affects fruit trees

With the ongoing exceptional dry conditions persisting, our trees are stressed and stress invites pests.This month's article will focus on fruit trees. Keep in mind the record-breaking climatic … more

Bison Star Naturals: In harmony with nature

Bison Star Naturals has been making their fragrant and sustainable products since 2013 in Taos. The company's beautiful soaps in the shapes of shells, hearts and buffalos are available … more

Taking care of your trees in drought conditions

It is essential to care for your trees, especially under the harsh conditions that Taos is currently weathering. Trees provide habitat for wildlife, help support other plants, cool the environment … more

The wonders of pine cones and the trees that produce them

On June 20, the Taos Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico welcomes Renee Galeanno-Popp, founder of Project Pine Cone, as the speaker at our monthly meeting at 6 p.m. in the boardroom of … more

Herb of the Month: Yerba del Buey

English: Gumweed, Spanish: Yerba del Buey. Yerba del Buey is in bloom throughout August in Northern New Mexico and … more

Bullock's orioles help usher in spring migration

Color has returned to Northern New Mexico. Bullock's orioles are beginning to show up. This bright orange and black-colored bird is a member of the Icteridae family … more

Buckwheats gone wild

Have you ever eaten American buckwheat pancakes, kasha, Japanese soba noodles, Russian blinis, French galettes (savory crêpes) and wondered, "What is this ingredient buckwheat anyway?!"Despite … more
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