The Utah Associated Garden Clubs have chosen the winning entries in this year’s Smokey Bear poster contest. Because it is the 75th anniversary of Smokey Bear, all of the entries were required to depict Smokey this year (usually the children have a choice of drawing Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl). The contest is open to […]
The Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster contest, promoted to remind local schoolchildren in grades 1-5 of the importance of preventing wildfires, is now underway. Connie MacKay, UAGC President and Smokey Bear Chairman, reports that more than 370 entries have been received. Here’s a look at last year’s winners.
Don Petersen Nebeker passed away of causes incident to age January 22, 2019—a week short of his 99th birthday. He lived long, loved much, and traveled far. He was a graduate of West High, (SLC, UT) and the University of Utah. He served in WWII as a bombsight technician in Seething, England with the 448th Bomb Group. After […]
On Thursday, August 16 the Utah Rose Society and the Alternative Garden Club enjoyed a potluck dinner at Jerry Yoneda’s rose garden in West Point, UT. Mr. Yoneda grows more than 900 varieties of roses, all of them labeled and beautifully maintained, and everyone enjoyed this opportunity to see them. The evening ended with a […]
Hello, I am the Assistant General Manager of the Salt Palace convention center her in downtown. We are very proud of our garden and the attention to detail is was getting. The gentleman that was taking care of it was Gordon Hashimoto. Gordon passed away suddenly last month and we are looking for anyone who […]
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 […]
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.
Jeff Lenci, former building manager for the Sugar House Garden Center, passed away on June 4, 2017. He had been instrumental in rehabilitating the garden center and setting up a new operational plan to keep it financially solvent. He was a beloved friend, neighbor, and co-worker to many people, as well as being a very […]