Sunday, July 24, 2011


Millcreek Gardens was our generous sponsor for our Dahlia Sale again this year.  We were snowed out in April but had a great day and successful sale on May 7 and 14th.

 Dave Ross hand picking some great tubers for 42nd Street Nursery
 Karen and Nick showing off their Dahlia Shirts.
Mark Hurst and Megan Badger 
leading the way to another great season for the 
Utah Dahlia Society.

Our meeting on June 15th was a chance to gain valuable
 knowledge from Spencer Mortensen's vast experiences growing not only Dahlias but many edibles, espalier, and how to produce "black gold" by raising worms.
Thanks to Spence for the wonderful presentation and sharing with us.  Also, thanks to Megan for the refreshments: homemade rhubarb jam ( the rhubarb was from Mark's garden) and wonderful bread and drinks.

Our Demonstration Garden got a late start this year due to our cold and wet weather.  It was finally planted on June 14th.
Mark Hurst had top soil delivered and tilled in a good supply of dried leaves before the Society members got started getting the beds ready.   

 Steve LeCheminant measured the garden so the spacing was just right.
 Dave Ross was an expert "post hole" digger.
 Sandy Burgess put her planting skills to work.
Steve and Mark working out the details.
The Utah Dahlia Society Demonstration Garden sign.
 Miss Delilah gets a mass planting all to herself.
All planted.  
We have high hopes for another terrific dahlia season!

Our next meeting is August 17th.  
Watch for more details as to time and place.

**As a side note many of us started seeing blooms in mid-July despite the cold and rainy start;-)