No Daylily Show this year, but lots of beautiful daylilies for sale. Tables of daylilies will be located on the west side of the building on the center grass. Enter through the main gate to the gardens. Park between the Garden Center and the Swim Center.
Whether you are an exhibitor or a visitor to the Fair the flower shows have something beautiful for you to see.
Enter the shows on September 8, 10, 13, and 16 or if you qualify for the Youth shows, enter Saturday the 11th and the 18th. Details.
Note the flower shows are in Manual Lujan Exhibit Hall C this year.
Dreaming of next year’s garden? We have beautiful bulbs for you to plant now and seeds to inspire your garden next year! We have an amazing selection of gardening books for sale, many ideas for Southwest gardening, foraging, or just identifying what you see on the trail. We have tools and gifts for the gardener, as well as Holiday items that have just come in such as Talavera ornaments. All purchases support the Council of Albuquerque Garden Clubs educational gardens & programs and are tax free. Hope to see you soon
Meetings are generally held on the first Monday (unless there’s a holiday) at 4:00 pm.
What we’re reading now. For details on the books below follow the “READ MORE” tag. Contact BotanicalBooksABQ@gmail.com for more information and the Zoom link.
5 April AND 3 May: The Story of Corn, Betty Fussell
June 18, 2021: Member Laurel Sillerud, whose garden CSSNM members visited in May, will talk about how the garden was constructed. He has a huge amount of rock work and many very nice rock specimens. He will also talk about highlights in the garden over the years and about what plants have done well for him. This garden is amazing and the flower show is incredible
*The Cactus and Succulent Society of New Mexico meets the third Friday of most months in the Patio Room of the Garden Center. Educational and entertaining presentations usually begin at about 7:45 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Please join us to learn more about these fascinating plants, or just enjoy the beautiful pictures of plants and places many of us will never have the opportunity to visit.
- Until safely able to meet in person, CSSNM is meeting virtually by Zoom. Please email CSSofNM@gmail.com to request an invitation to the meeting and presentation. Presentations are recorded and made available for a limited time through a link to YouTube on the CSSNM website, http://www.new-mexico.cactus-society.org/ in “Recent Events”
Taking a few hours away from the news sounded like a really good plan. Complying with Coronavirus personal responsibility requested by The Center for Disease Control and Prevention meant that choices for what to do for those hours needed thought.
Okay: only take-out food so no meeting a friend for lunch. Go to the grocery store? Firstly, not fun. Secondly, go there only when necessary. There is food in the house. Take a walk? Yes. Wish there was more tree canopy and shrubs to look at in the neighborhood. Gravel is so boring and heat reflective. Tree shade, green bushes would be much more pleasant. What about a walk in the yard? Primely doable. Recommendable for so many reasons. In a meta-analysis of the topic published in Preventive Medicine Reports (March 2017), Masashi Soga, Kevin J. Gaston, and Yuichi Yamaura conclude, “Overall, the results suggest that participating in gardening activities has a significant positive impact on health. Indeed, the positive association with gardening was observed for a wide range of health outcomes, such as reductions in depression and anxiety symptoms, stress, mood disturbance, and BMI, as well as increases in quality of life, sense of community, physical activity levels, and cognitive function. “
That walk in the yard resulted in over 3 miles of steps (who doesn’t carry a smart phone in their pocket when in the yard?). From the shed to the garage and back again rearranging, cleaning, doing visual inventory, making mental list for a foray to the plant nursery. Guess what? Turns out local nurseries are open! A good portion of those stores is outside: there is plenty of space between shoppers! Nature does not have a halt button and neither do I. Now I have a plan and a purpose when I need a sanity break. Happy gardening! https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211335516301401
The entire Albuquerque Garden Center facility – including the private Gardens and the Piñon and Patio rooms – can be the venue for your next corporate gathering, club meeting, private party or wedding. Continue reading