July 6, 2015

13th Annual Garden Tour

garden-clubThe Angel Fire Garden Club hosts the 13th Annual Garden Tour.

When: July 18, 2015

Where: Angel Fire Visitor Center

Tickets for the tour and luncheon are $25 and will be sold until July 9, 2015. Tour only tickets are $10.

Registration will be at the Angel Fire Visitor Center from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. The Gardens are open until 11:30 am.

The luncheon, silent auction and garden hat contest will be held at the Elements Dining Room at Angel Fire Resort from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Tickets are being sold at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, Angel Fire Visitor Center or you can call JoAnn Layden at 575-377-2743.

Angel Fire Garden Club Monthly Meeting

garden-club-1The Angel Fire Garden Club invites you (whether you’re a member or not) to our Angel Fire Garden Club Monthly Meeting

When: Monday, May 11, 2015

Where: Holy Angels Catholic Church, 34 Westridge Rd, Angel Fire, NM

9:30 am – Refreshments & Social Time

10:00 am – Business Meeting, Installation of 2015 Officers

We are pleased that Suzy Andrego, NM Garden Club State President will be in attendance!

Also, learn to make aprons out of your old blue jeans. Bring a pair or two of your old jeans, sharp scissors or pinking sheers, washable paint to decorate and voila, your own gardening apron! Thank you Diane Peterson for facilitating this fun project!

If you have any questions, please call Johnese Turri at 505 250-7150.

Save the date for our Annual Garden Tour – July 18, 2015!

Angel Fire Garden Club Receives Honors

joann-laydenAngel Fire Garden Club Receives Honors At State Convention

Pictured: President JoAnn Layden

Thirteen members from the Angel Fire Garden Club attended the New Mexico State Garden Club convention in Silver City last week. JoAnn Layden was busy accepting awards for the club for tree planting, food gardening, photos, longevity for our median and youth activity awards.

The garden club received first place for the Civic Award for the landscaping project at Camp Elliott Barker Girl Scout Camp. Our club received a total of 14 awards! Social get togethers with other garden clubs from around the state capped off a fun and exciting convention.

The Angel Fire Garden Club members look forward to the next annual convention in Ruidoso. The next Garden Club meeting in Angel Fire will be May 11, 2015.

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Pictured: Johnese Turri, JoAnn Layden, J.J. Huddleston, Dorothy Thrasher

New Mexico’s Garden Club’s District III Spring Meeting

spring-meetingThe Angel Fire Garden Club will host the New Mexico’s Garden Club’s District III Spring Meeting.

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Where: H2 Uptown Restaurant

Registration will be from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. The District III General Meeting will start at 10:30 am. Lunch will be served at 12:00 with a special selected menu.

There is a $25 registration which includes the meeting, luncheon and program. Make checks payable to: Angel Fire Garden Club, District III, PO Box 276, Angel Fire, NM 87710-0503. For questions, please call Penni Davey at 575-377-9917 or Johnese Turri at 505-250-7150.

Joe Distefano, who is the Angel Fire Resort Golf Course and Country Club Manager, will be our special guest speaker.

Mr. Distefano received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agronomic Sciences with emphasis in horticulture; specifically turf grass management. He has 30 years of experience in golf course management, design and landscape installation. The Angel Fire golf course has been recognized as a Audubon golf course using organic products for the safety of our feathered and furry friends.

Angel Fire Garden Club Christmas Party

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Catered by Pub n’ Grub. Cost is $19.00 per person. Garden Club guests are welcome. Enjoy wonderful music. Holiday punch will be served. You may bring your own wine.

When: December 2, 2014 – Holiday cheer at 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6:15 pm

Where: Elliott Barker Girl Scout Camp in Hoffman Hall

Contact DJ Geoffroy at 575-377-1009 to make your reservation or go by her office at Angel Fire Homes Real Estate across from the Chamber of Commerce.

Seating is limited to 60 so get your reservations in soon. The deadline to purchase is November 24, 2014.

Angel Fire Garden Club October Meeting & Annual Seed Exchange

julia-margaret-brighamPlease join the Angel Fire Garden Club for its October meeting & Annual Seed Exchange.

Pictured right: Julia-Margaret Brigham hosting a summer Garden Club meeting.

When: October 13, 2014

Where: Elliott Barker Girl Scout Camp, Hoffman Hall

Refreshments and social time start at 9:30 which will give us time to check out what our fellow garden club members have been working on at the Girl Scout Camp. The meeting will start at 10:00 with the program to follow.

This month’s program, Dried Floral Project, will be given by Carol Rupp.

You will need to bring:

  • A small frame with glass. (Anything up to 8×10 will work)
  • Dried and pressed flowers, leaves, grasses, weeds, anything that you think will make a nice arrangement.
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper to cover table

Carol is bringing all the other materials needed for us to bring home a wonderful piece of art!!

We hope you can make it and feel free to bring a friend!

Don’t forget to bring your seeds for the exchange!

Please call Johnese at 505-250-7150 if you have any questions.

12th Annual Garden Tour

garden-tour-2014Tour and luncheon tickets are $25.00 and will be sold until July 9, 2014. Tour only tickets are $10.00.

Registration is from 8:00 am to 9:00 am at Angel Fire Visitor Center. The garden is open until 11:30 am.

After the Tour Luncheon, a Silent Auction and Garden Hat Contest will be held at Angel Fire Country Club in the Elements Dining Room from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Tickets sold at Alpine Gifts, Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, Angel Fire Visitor Center, Enchanted Landscaping & Nursey, Pacheo’s Landscaping & Nursery or Katy Davis at 575-377-1203.

Jo Knows It’s National Garden Club Week, Do You?

the-twinsBy Jo Mixon

(The Twins: Photo courtesy of Michael Turri)

When: June 1-7, 2014

Where: Angel Fire Garden Club

“Helping Gardeners Grow More Enchantment”

Angel Fire Garden Club invites you to Celebrate National Garden Week with them. Get out in the dirt! Plant, nurture, and help make our little piece of heaven in Angel Fire, just a little bit more beautiful!

National Garden Week Proclamation

Whereas, Gardeners have a passion for nurturing the beauty and resources of the earth through planting of seeds, the care of all plants and the riches of their efforts; and

Whereas, Gardeners seek to add beauty, splendor, fragrance, and nutrition to our lives through the growing of herbs, vegetables, foliage and flowers; and

Whereas, Gardeners work to preserve our country’s traditional spirit of independence and initiative through innovation and hard work; and

Whereas, Gardeners advocate the importance of all creatures, large and small, that share our world and their roles in a balanced and productive ecology; and

Whereas, Gardening furnishes a challenging and productive activity for our citizens, for those just learning as well as those having years of experience; and

Whereas, Gardening promotes a healthy lifestyle that lasts a lifetime, helps reduce stress from other areas of our life, teaches that rewards can come from diligent efforts; and

Whereas, Gardening enables members of Garden Club across the nation and the world to make a difference in the communities where they reside and work;

Now, Therefore be It Resolved that in an effort to acknowledge the importance of Gardening and the numerous contributions of Gardeners, National Garden Clubs, Inc. designates the week of June 1-7, 2014 as National Garden Week.

Linda G. Nelson, 2013-2015 President, NGC, Inc.

Not only do the members of the Angel Fire Garden Club beautify their own homes, yards and decks, they also gather together and maintain Angel Fire signature gardens; The Butterfly Garden at Shuter Library, the Median on North Angel Fire Road, and the Blue Star Garden on location at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park. You are invited to join their club! It meets on the second Monday of every month at various locations and private homes. Visit: www.angelfiregardenclub.com for more information.

In keeping with the beautify Angel Fire concept the Village of Angel Fire’s Angel Fire Proud Committee, has announced their 1st Annual Flower Display Competiton, “Angel Fire Blooms”, to be held Aug. 8 -10, 2014. Entry forms, rules and 20% off coupons from Enchanted Landscaping & Nursery, Pacheco’s Landscaping & Nursery and SS Rocks Y Mas are available at Angel Fire Village Hall, 3388 Mountain View Blvd. and on the Angel Fire Proud page located at www.angelfirenm.gov under the Featured Pages link. The “Angel Fire Blooms” contest is open to residents, businesses & civic groups throughout the Moreno Valley. Ribbons will be awarded for beauty, creativity, originality & use of native/drought tolerant plants. Flower displays must be live plants, fresh cut or a combination in ANY container — basket, pot, rusty bucket, washbasin or…even old ski boots. Be creative! Deadline for entries is Monday, Aug. 4. So, start thinking about your entry NOW!

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Angel Fire Garden Club 12th Annual Garden Tour

garden-tourAngel Fire Garden Club 12th Annual Garden Tour

When: Saturday, July 19, 2014

Registration will be at the Angel Fire Visitor Center, 3365 Mountain View Blvd. from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. The gardens will be open until 11:30 a.m. The After Tour Luncheon and Silent Auction will be held in Elements at the Angel Fire Country Club from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Tickets for the “Tour & Luncheon” are $25.00; “Tour Only” tickets are $10.00.

This is a sold-out event every year – get your tickets early! Tickets go on sale June 1,2014. “Tour & Luncheon” tickets will be sold until gone or 9 July, whichever comes first. “Tour Only” tickets may be purchased in advance or during registration at the Visitor Center.

Tickets may be purchased at the following locations: Alpine Gifts, Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, Angel Fire Visitor Center, Enchanted Landscaping and Nursery, and Pacheco’s Landscaping and Nursery.

A Garden Hat Contest will be held during the luncheon. The three categories are: “Floral”, “Garden Tea Party”, and “Zany”. Start planning your chapeau now!

You can also purchase tickets by mail. Make your check payable to: “Angel Fire Garden Club” and mail it to:

Kathy Davis
AFGC Garden Tour
PO Box 243
Angel Fire, NM 87710-0243

Questions? Contact Kathy Davis at 575-377-1203.

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!