The Utah Associated Garden Clubs have chosen the state winners for this year’s Smokey Bear Poster contest. This contest, which is open to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, teaches children about the importance of preventing wildfires. Our state president, Connie MacKay, has enthusiastically promoted the contest in her neighborhood schools, and over 360 […]
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 […]
We will be meeting November 3rd, 9:00 AM at the Garden Club Building for our Fall Meeting. Awards will be presented from the Region. Following that, Cynthia Bee will be presenting about Localscapes.
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 […]
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 […]