The Neighborhood Garden Club’s opening program this year centered on butterflies. Parker Buttner, a representative from Riverbottom Butterflies, came and spoke about their life cycles and the problems that the butterflies, and the Monarch in particular, have been facing. He also spoke about the symbolism of the butterfly. Following Parker’s presentation, we went outside and […]
April and May 2021 were busy times at Howard R. Driggs Elementary School in Holladay. Many of the children were back to face-to-face learning after the pandemic, and they and their teachers were in the process of planting their outdoor classroom. The children went home for the summer and returned to find a veritable jungle […]
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 (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). […]
On August 3, the Park City Garden Club met at a home in Coalville. It was a great turnout and a beautiful place to spend a summer evening. The log home was originally built as a hunting lodge in 1930 and is situated along the bank of Chalk Creek, which flows into the Weber River. […]
The latest issue of the newsletter, with updates on each of the eight states in our region, as well as other interesting articles, is available to read here https://utahagc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/RMR-Rambler-2021-05.pdf
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 […]
This creative poster by Grant Vanten Akker was not a Rocky Mountain Region winner, but it took 1st place at the state level for Utah.
This fun entry was submitted by a student in South Dakota.
This poster by Ryan Woodbury was not the winning entry this year, but it is so charming that we wanted to share it with everyone. Good work, Ryan!