July 30, 2014

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!

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.