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.
The latest edition of the Rocky Mountain Rambler can be found here: https://utahagc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/RMR-Rambler-2022-02.pdf
The latest issue of the Rocky Mountain Rambler can be found here: https://utahagc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/RMR-Rambler-2021-11.pdf Check out the message from Mary Holley, the president of the Utah Associated Garden Clubs, as well as the reports from other states in our beautiful Rocky Mountain Region.
Common garden folklore has it that coffee grounds are a good fertilizer, especially for acid-loving plants, because of the acid in the coffee. However, coffee grounds contain many different chemicals, including caffeine, which is toxic to many organisms in large amounts. Last fall I decided to do a test, planting three identically sized pots with […]