On Tuesday, August 2, the Park City Garden Club enjoyed a tour of the Woodenshoe Ranch, a new farming operation that will focus on growing medicinal herbs and organic vegetables. The sights included a newly planted orchard and berry patch, a hoop house for tender crops, and a tropical dome where hairy vetch and ginger […]
On Thursday, July 21, the Utah Rose Society met at the home of Musharrat Sheikh to admire her wonderful collection of roses and hear a presentation by URS president Elise Hutchings on how to care for roses during the summer. In spite of the intense heat, many roses were still in bloom, including this beautiful […]
On Saturday, June 11, the Alternative Garden Club met at the home of Elise Hutchings, president of the Utah Rose Society, to enjoy some refreshments and the many beautiful roses in full bloom in both her front and back yard. They then proceeded to the home of Dan Gaffin and Doug Tilton, where new plantings […]
On June 7, the Park City Garden Club met at the library in Park City to hear from Joe Wilson, a bee expert at Utah State University. Professor Wilson explained that in addition to the well-known honeybee, which came from Europe, there are over 1,100 native bee species in Utah. Most of them live in […]
The Utah Rose Society held its annual Rose Show in the Garden Center on Saturday, June 4. Although most people’s roses were late in developing this spring, because of the cool weather, enough were in bloom to provide for many beautiful entries in the show, and it was great to have it again after a […]
For their April meeting, the Utah Rose Society was treated to a demonstration of the various kinds of designs that can be entered into the “Arrangements” division of the Rose Show. These included “Make a Statement” (a mass design for a sideboard), “Alfresco on the Patio” (a modern design, using two containers), “A Splash in […]
The latest issue of the Rocky Mountain Rambler, the newsletter for our eight-state region, can be found here: https://utahagc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/RMR-Rambler-2022-05.pdf It contains information on the upcoming Rocky Mountain Region conference, which will be held August 25-27 in Park City, UT.
William R. Gray, Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Utah, will be the keynote speaker at the UAGC Spring Convention on April 23. Educated at Cambridge University in England, he has led wildflower walks and developed new tools for identifying native plants. During the COVID pandemic, he published a series of daily and […]
The winning Smokey Bear posters at the Rocky Mountain Region level have been selected by a panel of judges including a local artist from Park City and two U.S. Forest Service rangers. Three of the winners are from Utah, one is from Kansas, and one is from South Dakota. They will go on to compete […]
The Utah winners for the 2022 Smokey Bear poster contest have been chosen. Congratulations to Sabrina Reiser, Mara Singleton, Sloane Olsen, Chloe Christensen, Ella Hampshire, and Jane McPhie, from Howard Driggs Elementary School in Holladay. They were sponsored by the Neighborhood Garden Club.