Friday, October 2, 2015

Celebrating Fall

In late spring I planted a single cosmos plant in my front garden. By mid summer it was spent. I collected the dried flower heads and stowed them for later. I noticed this volunteer, the result of a single seed finding its way into the soil below, coming up in early September. Bigger and more beautiful than the original plant, it is a powerful example of rebirth.

Cosmos bipinnatus, commonly called the garden cosmos or Mexican aster

Monday, September 28, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Randall Davey Audubon Center, Fall 2015

Gardens maintained by volunteers from the Santa Fe Master Gardeners.

The Randall Davey home, the anchor of Audubon New Mexico. This adobe was built as a one-story structure during the Mexican-American War, mid-nineteenth century. Its original purpose was a sawmill. Later served as a gristmill. Purchased by Davey in 1920 and second story added to become the Davey home.

Intern's cottage. Originally served as a chicken house for the Davey family.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Sweet, sweet Clementine

A clementine is a hybrid between a Mediterranean Citrus ×deliciosa and a sweet orange, so named in 1902. (Wikipedia)

Gomphrena globosa, commonly known as globe amaranth or bachelor button

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Tena Elizabeth Fuchs Hollis (1917-2007) and Mary Louise Hollis Todd (1917-2009) celebrating their birthdays in September 2004.