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822 California St. N.ESocorro, NM 87801
1400 Main St SwLos Lunas, NM 87042
2345 Southern Blvd SeRio Rancho, NM 87124
207 S Cecil StHobbs, NM 88240
302 S 2Nd StTucumcari, NM 88401
New Mexico Flowers News
Sep 19, 2019
175 different irises planted at Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum - Las Cruces Sun-News
LAS CRUCES - The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces is partnering with iris societies throughout the state and growers throughout the country to help add some beauty to the museum campus.
The process of planting about 175 different types of irises in the raised beds in front of the museum’s Bruce King Building has begun. Led by the Mesilla Valley Iris Society, groups from throughout the state are planting the flowers in preparation for the National Iris Convention that will be in Las Cruces in 2021.
The plants should begin to flower this spring, and should be in full bloom for the national show in the spring of 2021.
“We are delighted to partner with the Mesilla Valley Iris Society and to serve as the location for one of their Convention Gardens for the 2021 National Iris Convention,” said Farm & Ranch Museum Director Mark Santiago. “Their efforts will not only help beautify the museum’s entryway during the convention, but will continue to serve as a stunning visual reminder of the wonderful variety of New Mexico’s agricultural communities.”
Working in conjunction with Farm & Ranch Museum landscaper Alfredo Hernandez and others on the staff, soil was brought in for the flowers and a watering system was installed. Members of the local iris society have wo... Mar 29, 2019
Joshua Tree National Park Just Got 4500 Acres Bigger, And The Flowers Are Poppin' - LAist
Joshua Tree National Park, and increases protection for more than 1 million additional acres elsewhere in California, Utah and New Mexico. Death Valley National Park, which straddles eastern California and Nevada, gets 35,292 new acres under the bill.
Supporters call the legislation a rare political compromise and a victory for wildlife. "It's really, in this climate, an amazing act of bipartisanship," said Chris Clarke, California desert program manager for the National Parks Conservation Association.
Wildflowers near Joshua Tree National Park with snowy peaks in the distance, March 22, 2019. (Bryan Mendez/LAist)
"The plants are larger than usual," he said during a tour last week. "They'll flower probably for a longer period and more profusely."
The new parcels will be transferred to the park from the Bureau of Land Management and the Mojave Desert Land Trust.
VISITING THE NEW LAND (AND THE FLOWERS)
To explore one of the new sections of the park, drive up Covington Flat Road from Yucca Valley until you hit a dry riverbed (dry when the skies are blue, at least). Warning: It's a deeply rutted dirt road. You'll need clearance, so don't drive your Prius. Park and hike up the riverbed as far as you like (and bring plenty of water!).
The best wildflowers right now are at the lower elevations of the park near the Cottonwood Visitor Center. If you take the park entrance near that visitor center, off the I-10, you can also avoid the long lines that often build up at the more popular entrance outside the town of Joshua Tree.
When it comes to wil... Mar 15, 2019
Bringing birds to your backyard with native plants, water - Albuquerque Journal
Journal Staff ReportThe conservation chairman for the Central New Mexico Audubon Society will give a free talk from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 16 – a Saturday – on how to attract birds to your yard and keep them safe.The Xeric Garden Club is hosting Bruce Dale’s comprehensive presentation on ways to attract birds by giving them a variety of native plants, water and safe passage, organizers said in a news release.He also will discuss how native plants have evolved with native birds, creating a symbiotic relationship, providing berries and fruits, seeds, nectar and insects. “So, providing a multi-level habitat with flowers, shrubs, vines and trees attracts a variety of birds and, in return, creates a year-round refuge in your garden for both birds and humans to enjoy,” accordin... Sep 10, 2018
Farm-Fresh Flowers and Lobster Rolls Aplenty
Jesse Marlo Lazowski's many, many travels. Her most recent collection, inspired by a road trip across Arizona and New Mexico, yielded arrowhead-shaped drop earrings and a squash blossom necklace inspired by the society heiress gone rogue (a famous proponent of the Americana-style necklace) Millicent Rogers. Other collections pull from those Art Nouveau letters that dance across shop signs in Budapest, and Greco evil eyes-ancient negative-vibe warding talismans. But between all these fruitful sojourns (her passport was most recently stamped in Puglia, Matera, and Mykonos) Jesse returns year after year to Nantucket, where she and her family have spent nearly every summer. "It's where I come to collect my thoughts and transform my inspiration into jewelry designs," she says.Given the sweeping views she enjoys from her family's shingle-style home in Nantucket's Madequecham, it's not hard to see why she continuously returns to the New England beach island, famous for its preppy red trousers and superbly crafted baskets. To the south of her house, the Atlantic ocean shifts in color-from deep blue to steely grey-depending on its mood. To the north, endless t... Jul 26, 2018
Jeff Mitton: Elaborate elephant's heads flowers require buzz pollination
Yankee Boy Basin and Governor Basin above Ouray.
Elephant's heads are found in subalpine and alpine habitats in western mountains from New Mexico to Alaska and throughout Canada, except for Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. They were first described from Greenland, where they are found in one or a few tiny populations.
The common name elephant's heads aptly describes the shape of the flowers. Each has a bulbous, silvery head, flared and draping ears and a curving trunk held high. Inflorescences are columns composed of dozens of flowers. A plant may have one or many inflorescences and attain a height of 30 inches.
Their unusual flower shape has attracted the attention of pollination biologists, who discovered that this species is an obligate outcrosser, incapable of self-pollination. In Colorado, the primary pollinators are at least seven species of bumble bees in the genus Bombus. Advertisement
Pollination biologists described specific bumble bee behaviors and floral morphology that convincingly suggest a long-term pattern of coevolution between bees and flowers. The flower has two lateral petals that suggest ears, and a median lower petal. Two upper petals are fused dorsally but not ventrally to form a galea (the elephant's domed forehead) with a rostral extension (the elephant's trunk).
The style, or female portion of the flower, extends through the trunk so that the stigma, which receives pollen, protrudes from the end of the trunk. The four anthers are hidden in the galea and they shed pollen through a small ventral opening at the base of the elephant's trunk.
How does the bee coax pollen from the anthers, which are inside the galea, or the elephant's head? It lands on the trunk, with its antennae reaching toward the galea. It then uses its mandibles to gr...