Rose Show June 8

The Utah Rose Society will host the Rocky Mountain District Rose Show on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Garden Center in Sugar House Park. It is free and open to the public from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Beautiful roses of all varieties will be on display in vases, arrangements, and photography. Everyone is […]

New UAGC Officers Installed

UAGC officers for 2019-21 were installed at the Spring Luncheon on May 11. They are: Geoff Ellis, President Elise Hutchings, Secretary Barbara Kendall, Treasurer Liz Rao, Parliamentarian Connie MacKay, Past President, Scholarship Chairman, Awards Chairman, and Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Chairman In addition, Darla Anderson of Utah will be serving as the Rocky Mtn. Region Director […]

Iris Society Member Passes Away

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 […]

Japanese Garden Caretaker Needed

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 […]

Purge Your Spurge

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 […]

Joy Hashimoto Tribute

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 […]