Beautiful homes, landscaping, dogs… and gardens!

The 15th Annual Angel Fire Garden Tour Saturday (July 15) saw overcast skies but rain held off for the tour, which showcased amazing landscaping, gardens, homes and decorating. The event helps the club plant and maintain public gardens around Angel Fire, including a Butterfly Garden at Shuter Library, Blue Star Memorial Garden at Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park and the Median Garden on North Angel Fire Road.

Angel Fire’s Conni Elkins and New Mexico State Garden Club President Barbara Vance of Santa Fe. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Conni and Barbara show off their hats. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
As with previous tours, the Angel Fire Garden Club sells an array of decorated hats. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Arie Overby of Dallas and Angel Fire (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Barbara Thorne of Angel Fire (left) welcomes guests to the the home of Pamela Wolff and Cliff McGarraugh. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Barbara Thorne (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Interior mural atWolff and McGarraugh’s home (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Wolff and McGarraugh say the challenge for them has been finding drought and altitude tolerant plants that don’t get eaten by wild critters. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Moreno Valley artist Katherine McDermott is one of several “artists-in-residence” along the tour. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Wind sculpture at the Wolff/McGarraugh home (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Serenity on Monte Verde Lake (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Robert Serna of SS Rocks y Mas (left with Andrew Hamons) helped Coryee and Spender Hamons achieve their landscaping and garden vision. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Some of the unique lighting seen at the Hamons’ home. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
A patio gas fireplace with a waterfall feature (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Hot tub heaven (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Helena Mieras)

Featured artist Suzy Moritz (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
The Hamons expect their seeded grass to grow soon. (Chronicle photo by Helena Mieras)
A bocce ball area (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Diane and Pete Peterson welcome tour participants to Judie Hass’s home.
Taos Canyon potter Jo Dekeuster is the featured artist at Hass’ home. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
More works by Jo Dekeuster (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Approaching the home of Michele and Jim Zaleski. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Michele Zaleski (left with Wilma and Nikolai) welcomes Garden Tour visitors. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Greyhounds Wilma and Nikolai are on hand to greet visitors. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Linda Gau models her hat. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Janet Alton welcomes visitors with her usual panache. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Featured artist Julia Margaret Brigham (left) and Pamela Kirk (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Busy bee Janet alton and Pamela Kirk (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Helena Mieras bonds with Janet’s dog Panda. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Janet’s unusual birdhouse (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Beep beep! (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Wildflower Be & B lives up to its name. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Featured artist Carol Rupp (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Carol Rupp with her baby (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Host Lone Krarup (center) with guests (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
The Krarup’s also have a vegetable garden. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Fawn speid just below Wildflower B & B off Halo Pines Terrace in Angel Fire. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
(Chronicle photo by Helena Mieras)
(Chronicle photo by Helena Mieras)

(Chronicle photo by Helena Mieras)