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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
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
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
In 1997, I attended a class from a third-generation arborist, Tim Johnson. The topic of the lecture was “Pruning for the Life of the Tree.” I learned that proper pruning is an essential tree care practice we can undertake as tree stewards. You should prune a tree only when necessary. The tree will let you know if pruning is needed. 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
If you've been struck by a fit of late season sneezes and red-eyes á la allergy attack, you aren't alone. Turns out plants put out pollen in every season. To find out what is putting out pollen … more
Epazote (eh-pah-ZOE-teh). Dysphania ambrosioides. American wormseed. Epazote grows wild in the United States as well as Mexico. The Mexican name derives from the Aztec (Nahuatl) word epazotl meaning skunk. more
Want to become a master at gardening?Whether you are a beginner or have been gardening for years, learn more about growing produce in the Taos County high desert. The classes will cover plant … more
Bird activity at local backyards has been strong this summer. Hummingbird activity in particular is off the charts right now. Here are a few mid-summer frequently … more
This fall has been a terrific time for watching backyard birds. Not only are we seeing a large number of birds, but the variety has been wonderful. In the fall we normally see more jays, juncos, … more
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