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September and October are the prime time for fall planting and preparing your trees for the winter months. If trees are not properly taken care of over the winter, they can die or come back weak in … 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
The Taos Farmers Market was one of the open-air markets that got its start in the early 1970s."The Taos market operated for the first time in 1972 and was considered successful," according to an … more
The flowers are effective for lower respiratory inflammation and especially useful for a hot, dry cough, encouraging moist secretions and helping to relax spasms. more
Like humans, trees can become sick. But unlike humans, trees do not have specialized cells to fight off diseases. So, it is important to do what you can to improve the health of your … more
Seventeen members of the Taos Chapter of Native Plant Society of New Mexico hiked the Agua Sarca trail (near Sipapu) on July 29 and were delighted to identify more than 60 species of wildflowers and … more
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
Arnica is one of the best-known medicinal herbs in the Western world with species growing in the Americas and Europe. more
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
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 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
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
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
English: Gumweed, Spanish: Yerba del Buey. Yerba del Buey is in bloom throughout August in Northern New Mexico and … more
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
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
The land and water of Taos Valley have been sustaining human life for more than 10,000 years since the first nomadic people came here. As corn became a bigger part of their diet, the Native people … more
In Northern New Mexico, you will see this noticeable member of the mustard family blooming in the spring months of April and May. more
Many of you have already noticed a small, ground-hugging plant with pale purplish striped flowers that is a harbinger of early spring throughout the state. more
Growing throughout New Mexico, and the world for that matter, storksbill is a member of the geranium family that was likely introduced by Spanish explorers to the Southwest. more
Someone asked me if it was okay to have the perimeter of her house sprayed with pesticides for cockroach control. more
Is your acequia looking for money to repair ditches? Worried about meeting state requirements for an audit? Check out the upcoming workshop sponsored by the New Mexico Acequia … more
With the lengthening of days, we begin to feel more energy.The pineal gland located at the base of the brain receives more light through the retina of our eyes, which signals the human … more
One of the biggest failings of the new Environmental Protection Agency in the current administration under Secretary Scott Pruitt has been the refusal to ban the deadly pesticide, chlorpyrifos. more
Walking into this Des Montes greenhouse is like stepping through a secret magical door into another reality where it is hot and wet and green, more jungle than desert. more
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