Euphorbia myrsinites, commonly known as myrtle spurge or donkey tail, is a perennial weed originally introduced from Eurasia as an ornamental plant. In our climate, it has escaped from cultivation and invaded the foothills, forming colonies that can almost completely displace our native plants. Its sap consists of a milky latex that is highly poisonous […]
On Saturday, April 14, we celebrated Arbor Day a little early (it’s normally the last Friday in April) to pay tribute to the memory of Joy Hashimoto by planting a Japanese flowering cherry tree in the park near the Sugar House Garden Center. Mrs. Hashimoto, who lived to the age of 90, was a longtime […]
SPRING BONSAI SHOW Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25, 2018 Event Times: Saturday from 9AM-5PM & Sunday from 9AM-3:30PM Discover Bonsai, the Japanese art of growing miniature trees in containers. Members of The Bonsai Club of Utah will exhibit different bonsai styles and arrangements, and offer demonstrations of training and shaping techniques. Trees and tools […]
The Utah garden clubs will be holding their Spring Convention on Saturday, March 24 at the Garden Center in Sugar House Park. The day will begin with a light breakfast at 9 AM, to be followed by a short business meeting at 9:30, then our keynote speaker, Dan Potts, will give a presentation on “Intensive […]
On Thursday, March 15 at 5:30 PM the Utah Rose Society will be holding a rose pruning demonstration at the Garden Center in Sugar House Park. Come learn from the experts about how to properly take care of these beautiful flowers.
It finally looks like winter, yet it’s time to start thinking about spring and how to take care of the beautiful things that will (hopefully) be blooming in our gardens this summer. The next meeting of the Alternative Garden Club will be Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30 PM in the Sugar House Garden Center. The topic […]
On Monday, February 19th, Bruce Hugo gave a presentation about orchids to the members of the Neighborhood Garden Club. Bruce’s knowledge of and enthusiasm for the subject were contagious. Most members left intent upon their orchids and giving them better care.
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, February 7 at 7:30 PM in the Sugar House Garden Center. The presentation will be given by David Wright of Earth Community Garden. This non-profit organization has a mission to create organic community gardens, preserve green space, and provide fresh, healthful produce to those in need of assistance at […]
As you prepare for Christmas and hope for snow (or at least some wind to clear the gunk out of our air), mark your 2018 calendars for the next meeting of the Alternative Garden Club, on Wednesday, January 3, at 7:30 PM in the Garden Center. This will be the annual planning meeting and potluck, […]
On Wednesday, December 6 the Alternative Garden Club will meet in the Garden Center at 7:30 PM for a presentation on “Christmas Crafts.” Russ Pack will demonstrate how to create decorations for the holidays. This will be a hands-on experience, and materials will be provided, so come prepared to be creative and have fun!