Garden Guardians Summer Camp July 29-August 2

Deadline is July 15

Grow! Explore! Have Fun! and Learn! Garden Guardians Day Camp is the place to be this summer. Let your imagination soar as you explore our regional native plants, the bugs, and animals they sustain, including us!!!

We’ll be outside playing and discovering as we learn about all the native plants that can thrive in our own backyards. Deadline for registration is July 15, 2019. Payment must be received with the registration form to hold a place. Garden Club members receive a 10% discount. Only if space allows, will registrations after July 15 be accepted.

June 27 Daylily Sale at Uptown Marriott 9-5

Buy daylilies at the Albuquerque Daylily Society’s Summer Daylily Plant Sale at the Marriott located at 2101 Louisiana Blvd. NE. For fast direct access to the sale, enter the hotel from the East entrance off the parking lot. Unusual new introductions and hybrid daylily plants which are not available at local nurseries will be for sale at this one day event, and members of the Albuquerque Daylily Society will be on hand to answer questions about planting and cultivating daylilies.

    Daylilies are hardy perennials that grow well in our high desert gardens. Each daylily flower blooms for just one day which is where daylilies get their name, but many cultivars have dozens of blooms on multiple stalks and a collection of daylilies can offer continuous blooms from June through August in local gardens.  Daylilies were first cultivated in China more than 4000 years ago and made their way to Europe via the Silk Road as packing for trade goods. Daylilies traveled to the United States with early settlers who yearned for a bit of home in their New World gardens. Many daylilies are edible and fresh and dried flowers make colorful and tasty additions to salads and cooked dishes.

State Fair Floriculture Information

Dates of the four standard flower shows: Wednesday 9/4 Friday, 9/6 Monday, 9/9 Thursday, 9/12 and 2 Youth Shows Friday, 9/6 and Saturday, 9/14. See rules for entry times. Shows open at 1 pm.

Volunteer for the 2019 State Fair Flower Show  at

For those of you interested in submitting entries to the 2019 NM State Fair Flower Shows here are the Rules for this year.

2019 Installed Officers

2019 Executive Committee members of the Council


President: Shirley Tetreault—Uptown Garden Club

1st VP: Mary Noskin—High Desert Design Club

2nd VP: Regina Hampton- Master Gardener

Recording Secretary: Sarah Bianco-Council Flower Show

Corresponding Secretary:  Joan Higgs

Treasurer: Jewel Cutter—High Desert Design Club

Director: Carl Soderberg–African Violet Club

Director: Keith Mead—Orchid Society

Director: Carolyn McCloskey—Master Gardener