PO Box 2458, Tijeras NM 87059

Mountain Gardens--finding success with plants for the high desert and East Mountains of New Mexico

Monday, May 28, 2012

Class Schedule

Took this photo the other evening. That's smoke from the Baldy fire in the Gila hazing the sunset. While climate change causes disastrous extremes in the rest of the country--think tornados, flooding, blizzards, hurricanes--we in the southwest are seeing wildfires, last year's season the worst in New Mexico history. So with streaming eyes, I decided to repeat Landscaping For Firesafety as our first class this summer. We're switching the date to Friday evening (Sundays are a scramble for us with family), 6-7 PM, since we're open late anyway.  The composting class was set earlier. So here's the revised schedule:

June 10th, 1-3 PM. Composting with guest speaker, Master Gardener, Ralph Anderson

June 15th, 6-7 PM. Landscaping for Fire Safety.

June 29th, 6-7 PM. Soils (More Interesting Than You Would Believe!?)

July 13th, 6-7 PM. Gardening For (and despite) Wildlife

July 27th, 6-7 PM. Caring For Trees & Shrubs.

August 10th, 6-7 PM. Seedstarting--Tips, Tricks, & Timing

August 25th, 1-2 PM. Wintering Over. (This is during ArtFest, and the big, end of season plant sale).

Bring lawn chairs, and anything else needed for personal comfort. The talks will be in the new Tree & Shrub area behind the shop, so hopefully the street noise won't be the factor that it has been in the past. No more reverent pause as the bikers roar by on their way to Madrid!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Weekly Specials

We are going to have different plants on sale each week. The Hardy Geraniums are buy one, get one for 1/2 price. These are in gallon pots. They love the shade, and will continue to bloom through out the summer. We have white, purple, pink and blue. 
We have also put the tomatoes on sale for half price.
Our first class will be held Sunday, June 10 at Mountain Gardens. At 1pm Ralph Anderson will show you how easy it is to start a compost pile. Bring a chair and lots of questions. Ralph is a Master Gardener and a Master Composter. Call for more info.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mother's Day Specials

This Sunday is Mother's Day. We have beautiful hanging baskets, a full supply of perennials, trees and shrubs, veggies and annuals. We will have hardy Geraniums on special, buy one-get one 1/2 off. We will be giving a free Aloe plant to each customer who makes any purchase. These specials are for Saturday and Sunday.