Tomato Hornworms are the Enemy

Tomato Hornworms are the Enemy

Tomato Hornworms are the Enemy by Cissy Henig, SCMG Intern Let me say up front that I’m not interested in any discussion about beneficial aspects to the tomato hornworm. In this PC world, I am sure someone believes this nasty beast has some socially redeeming...
Plant of the Month: Boston Ivy

Plant of the Month: Boston Ivy

Plant of the Month: Boston Ivy by Jan Koehler, SCMG Boston Ivy Scientific Name: Parthenocissus tricuspidata Other Common Name: Boston ivy, Japanese ivy Type: Perennial Family: Vitaceae  (Grape family) Indigenous Range: China and Japan Zone: 4-9 Growth habit: Vine with...
Plant of The Month: Lantana

Plant of The Month: Lantana

Plant of The Month: Lantana by Jan Koehler, SCMG Intern Scientific Name: Lantana camara Other Common Name: Lakanam, shrub verbena, yellow sage, red sage Type: Perennial/annual depending in which zone planted and NM garden microclimate Family: Verbenacae Native Range:...
Extending the Growing Season

Extending the Growing Season

Extending the Growing Season by Sam Thompson, SCMG past Coordinator Harvest season is typically a time of bounty and for some it is a relief because the hard work is nearly over. If you’re like me the relief is short-lived and I quickly regret the season is over. The...