April 19, 2014

Angel Fire Garden Club Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

af-garden-tour-01By Jo Mixon

11th Annual Garden Tour

Each year as I take the annual garden tour, I am always pleasantly surprised by the homes and gardens seemingly hidden away in the Moreno Valley. This year’s Angel Fire Garden Club Tour featured six gardens in Black Lake. It was nice experiencing new places and faces. Tour Co-Chairs Diane Peterson, Fannie Mackie, and J.J. Huddleston did a wonderful job. But they didn’t do it without the help, time and talent of their fellow garden club members and many others in the community. Committee Chairs Ann Supple-Registration, Carol Rupp-Poster Artwork, Diane Peterson-Gardens, Dorothy Thrasher-Silent Auction, Fannie Mackie- Tickets, Jan Shank- Publicity, JJ Huddleston- Brochure, Keller Williams-Brochure Printing, Larry Layden- Traffic Control, Maria Beck- Sign Painter, Stephanie Hamilton- Centerpieces, Stuart Hamilton- map Maker, Susan Milligan- gift Bags all did an outstanding job! The tour ended with a luncheon and silent auction at the Angel Fire Resort Country Club. Winners of the Garden Hat contest were Joan Douglass, Conni Elkins, and Diane Peterson.

The Angel Fire Garden Club was federated in 1991 with 14 members and now has 62! As their website states, “The club designs programs and events to inform and inspire high country gardeners and to provide education to help preserve and enhance the natural beauty of our mountain environment”. It is amazing what these people can grow at the elevations we live! They help create the beauty in and around Angel Fire. Members of the club take care of three signature gardens in Angel Fire; the Butterfly Garden at Shuter Library, the Garden in the median of North Angel Fire Road, and the Blue Star Memorial Garden at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial. Last year members received four 1st place State Garden Club awards, one Honorable Mention South Central region award, and two National Garden Clubs, Inc. Certificates of Commendation. That’s awesome!

Officers for the 2013-2015 term are President, Jo Ann Layden; 2nd Vice President, Johnese Turri; and Secretary, Dorothy Thrasher. If you interested in becoming a garden club member they would love to have you! Meetings are the second Monday of each month. For more information visit their website at www.angelfiregardenclub.com or call Jo Ann Layden at 575-377-2743 or Johnese Turri at 575-377-2989. Happy Gardening!

Garden Tour This Saturday

The Angel Fire Garden Tour is this Saturday, July 20, 2013.

Registration will be at the Angel Fire Visitor Center from 8:00 am until 9:30 am. Parking at the various gardens on the tour is limited to the west side of the street(s) so carpooling is highly encouraged. Wear sturdy walking shoes and your favorite garden hat. There will be prizes for the 3 best garden hats at the post-tour luncheon. Be sure to bring water to drink while on the tour.

“Tour Only” tickets may be purchased for $10.00 during registration at the Visitor Center.

For ticket information, contact Fannie Mackie at 575-613-6518.

Angel Fire Garden Tour

angel-fire-garden-tourHosted by the Angel Fire Garden Club.

When: Saturday, July 20, 2013

Registration is from 8:00 am to 9:30 am at the Angel Fire Visitor Center. The gardens will be open until noon.

There is also an after tour luncheon and silent auction from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at Angel Fire Country Club Elements dining room.

Tour and luncheon tickets are $25 and are limited to the first 150 people. Tickets will be sold until July 10, 2013.

Silent auction is cash or local check only. Tour only tickets are $10.

Tickets available at Alpine Gardens & Gifts, Angel Fire Visitor Center, Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, Enchanted Landscaping, Pacheco’s, Petree’s in Taos and Rio Grande Ace in Taos.

For more information contact Fannie Mackie at 575-613-6518.

Angel Fire Garden Club

af-garden-clubJoin us at the Angel Fire Garden Club.

We meet the second Monday of every month at various locations throughout Angel Fire.

Check the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle for the next date and location.

Angel Fire Garden Tour

Hosted by Angel Fire Garden Club. Registration is from 8:00 am to 9:30 am at the Visitors Center.

When: Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tour and luncheon at the Roasted Clove $25, limited to the first 150 people. Reservations needed by July 14, 2012. Silent auction, no credit cards, tour only $10.

Tickets at Angel Fire Visitors Center, Chamber of Commerce, Alipine Gardens, Pacheo’s Nursery.

Mail checks to AFGC Tour, PO Box 503, Angel Fire, NM 87710. For further information please call 575-377-9917.

Angel Fire Garden Tour 2012

Donations are needed for the Garden Club Tour’s Silent Auction. Money made from this auction helps to fund the efforts of the Angel Fire Garden Club for the beautification of Angel Fire. Please contact Maria Beck at 575-377-3404 for more information.

When: Saturday, July 21, 2012

Registration from 8:00 am to 9:30 am at the Angel Fire Visitor Center.

Tour seven beautiful gardens for $10 or tour plus lunch for $25 at the Roasted Clove and Silent Auction.

Tickets available at The Angel Fire Visitor Center, Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, Pacheco’s Nursery or Alpine Gardens.

Angel Fire Garden Club Says “I Know Jo, Do You?”

JJ Huddleston; Vice President, me, Diane Peterson; President and Fannie Mackie; Past President of the Angel Fire Garden Club are
“Putting on the Glitz, Ranch Style!”

The Angel Fire Garden Club District II is hosting the 63rd New Mexico State Garden Clubs 2012 State Convention here in Angel Fire May 29 thru May 31. Everyone is welcome to attend. It sounds like it will be packed full of fun! They are very excited about the programs and activities scheduled for the convention.

One of the fun things will be the fabulous cowboy boots I have pictured here. In preparation for the convention, the Angel Fire Garden Club asked many of the local artists in Angel Fire to paint and donate an old cowboy boot. In keeping with the theme ” Putting on the Glitz, Ranch Style”, these creative masterpieces will be the table decorations at the dinner banquet, Wednesday night . Some of them will be auctioned off. And the convention theme poster painted by Katherine McDermott is available for purchase too.

Attendees will be dazzled by the Ranchitas Dancers. Not only are the Garden Club ladies expert gardeners, they are skilled performers. Under the watchful instruction of Club President, Diane Peterson, they have put together a couple of western swing routines to be performed at the Banquet Dinner. I was very privileged to have been invited to watch dress rehearsal. They performed their routines only for me. This “I Know Jo” job sure has its perks!

Members of the Angel Fire Garden Club collectively take care of three signature gardens for Angel Fire; the Butterfly Garden at Shuter Library, the Meridian Garden on North Angel Fire Road and the Blue Star Memorial Garden at the Vietnam Memorial.

For more information, a list of activities and meetings, or to register for the convention, please call Fannie Mackey by Tuesday May 29, 2012.

Garden Club 2012 State Convention

Attention, you are cordially invited to attend the 63rd Annual New Mexico State Garden Club 2012 State Convention.

The event will be hosted by District II, North Central Region in Angel Fire, New Mexico. It will be held May 29 to 31, 2012 and early registration will end May 11, 2012.

For more information and a list of activities and meetings please call Fannie Mackie at 575-613-6518 .

Convention posters are on sale at The Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce and The Angel Fire Visitor Center.

Also stop by both businesses to see the beautiful display of hand painted cowboy boots, by local artists to be given as door prizes
at the convention.

If any business would like to donate or contribute door prizes or items for the silent auction please call Maria Beck at 575-377-3404.

Coloring Contest!

Come draw and color Woodsey the Owl or Smokey the Bear in a kindergarten to 5th grade coloring contest!

When: Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Where: White Dog Studio in Angel Fire, New Mexico

Please RSVP to Diane Peterson at 575-377-2443.

Sponsored by the Angel Fire Garden Club.

Angel Fire Garden Tour

Angel Fire Garden ClubVisit 5 beautiful gardens in Angel Fire and Black Lake. Tour only tickets available. $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Tour plus (includes lunch) sold out – call for cancellations.

When: Saturday, July 23, 2011

Where: Hosted by Angel Fire Garden Club

For more information please call 575-377-9917.