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Placitas Garden Tour Fall 2021 Highlights

On generally one acre+ homesites, properties in Placitas enjoy living on a large swath of the NW Foothills of the Sandia Mountains--see the map below. The one-day-only tour introduced seven diverse gardens nicely scattered across Placitas, bringing us to many different sections of the 30-square-mile town. Distracting views & roads that wound in & out of canyons & along hillsides made getting to each home part of the adventure.

Above are a few of the homes from the tour, with their gardens & greenspaces.

There was a lot to see & learn. An Anasazi Trails home kept honeybee hives in a corner of their garden. A well-stocked fall greenhouse gardenhappily produces flowers in the La Mesa subdivision.

There was a blue chicken coopat a garden in the San Francisco Hills that also had cool vertical gardens& grew Black Beauty Beefcake Heirloom tomatoes that look to be the tastiest on the planet. The 3.5 acre property is called the Raven Hollow Garden& they nicely had folks stationed at various locations to describe what they do. An interesting & impromptu lesson in atrash can root cellarattracted quite a crowd. Finally,this rooster & dog added beautifully to the day at Raven Hollow, although they kinda blend together in the photo...

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