Planting

Amaryllis, Cactus & Tropicals
Amaryllis is the holidays' most photo-worthy flower, and it's easy to grow, bulb to bloom. Photo by Brad Mee 1) Choose a large, firm bulb with roots. Soak the bulb base and roots in warm water a few hours...
Winter is right around the corner—many parts of the state have already seen their first snowfall. As the weather gets colder, many home gardeners are ready to wrap up the season, but there are still some final steps you can take to ensure a successful spring. Gardening...
Amanda Pratt, A Lavender Garden
Combining her love for design and plants into her business A Lavender Garden, Master Gardener Amanda Pratt offers home horticulture consults, landscape design, and one-on-one Utah-based gardening education—with a focus on sustainable practices, water-wise plants and soil science. At her charming Millcreek home, she keeps chickens and...
Annuals, Zinnias
Local grower Heather Griffiths is passionate about sharing beautiful flowers and herbs with the Utah community. As the creator of the Utah Cut Flower Farm Association, she promotes local, sustainable growers as part of the slow flower movement. Here, Griffiths shares tips for picking some of her...
Heather Griffiths, Local Flowers, Wasatch Blooms
“I grow flowers for special moments and to make moments special,” says Heather Griffiths, whose love for local agriculture and growing communities inspired her to create the Utah Cut Flower Farm Association. The organization promotes local and sustainable flower growers as well as Utah’s slow flower movement....
Gardening season has arrived, so stock up on th goods and gadgets you'll need to dig in. These are our 2020 favorites. 1. Utah Seed Postcards $2.75 each, Natural History Museum of Utah, SLC
Gardening season has arrived, so stock up on the goods and gadgets you'll need and get ready to dig in! For April, it's time to prep your yard for planting: Prune overgrown shrubs, cutting out no more than one-third...
Aspiring first timers or fully-certified master gardeners, we're not urban agriculture snobs here. Let's list some quick-n-dirty vegetable and herb varieties that you can get into the ground (or a patio garden box) before the season is completely over.
For the love of a homegrown tomato, really, nothing should ever stop you from growing at least one plant yourself. Unlike many things you can fail at, organic gardening, is worth the attempt, simply because the victory of the tasting is so very sweet. Jen Hill at Salt Lake...
Bury summer-blooming bulbs now for fabulous flowers and foliage throughout the season. Raise your hand if you don’t like robust, colorful summer gardens. Anyone? We didn’t think so. And burying summer-flowering bulbs (as well as tubers and corms) is one of the...
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