Rose Society Visits Red Butte Garden

On Thursday, August 12, members of the Utah Rose Society gathered at Red Butte Garden for a tour of the rose garden. They were met by three garden employees who explained the history of the rose garden and answered questions about the roses and companion plants that are featured there, including more than 150 varieties […]

Puncture Vine Control

Puncture vine (Tribulus terrestris) is one of the most annoying and destructive weeds in Utah. An invasive plant originally from the Mediterranean region, it produces the sharp four-pointed “goatheads” that stick in shoes and dog paws and puncture bicycle tires. It is a sprawling, prostrate plant that likes bare, open, sunny areas (such as roadsides). […]

Purge Your Spurge!

Myrtle spurge, also known as donkey’s tail or burro’s tail, is a drought-tolerant plant native to Europe and Asia Minor. It was brought to the western U.S. as an ornamental, but unfortunately it is highly invasive. When ripe, its seeds pop out of their capsules and can travel as far as 15 feet. A patch […]

Remembering Sandy Robinson

In the spring of 2017, Sandy visited the children’s garden at Howard Driggs Elementary School, a program that our past president Connie MacKay was instrumental in setting up. Connie writes: “So sorry to learn about Sandy’s death.  Her visit to Utah in 2017 was delightful.  She took the time not only to speak to the […]