Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Garden Tour - Karen Crook

I just had a "BRILLIANT" idea to go to one of our willing Utah Dahlia Society member's garden each week of the blooming season and feature the photos here.
I will start with my own this week.  
Thanks for dropping by to take a look.
This year I planted a variety from a tiny Dot Com to an "A" size Zoey Rae.  I love the diversity of the dahlia and am taking full advantage of it with the varieties I chose.

 Zoey Rae
 White Nettie
 Castle Drive
 Snoho Sonja
 Magic Moment
 Miss Delilah
 When some of my roses died due to a water problem we put in a pump to correct the problem but I kept the space open for more dahlias.  I enjoy the blooms of both.
 Gitts Attention
Devon Eclipse

Monday, July 15, 2013

Utah Dahlia Society June, 2013 Meeting

The Utah Dahlia Society held a meeting on June 19, 2013 at our demonstration garden.  It was a great occasion to get together, compare notes and see the new stakes that were purchased with funds from our tuber sales.  We are trying stakes made of conduit hand cut to size and drilled for Mark's special tags.  We are hoping they will be stronger and hold up to the wind and weight of the larger plants.
 Megan made sure everyone had a prize and an opportunity for a treat.

 Our dahlias are off to a good start.
 Mark Hurst, Club President 
 This was a special occasion.  Lumpy has been a member of the UDS from the beginning but this was his very first meeting he attended.  He and Mark started the demo garden and we appreciate all the work he has done to make it a success.
 Becky and Spence.   Spence is the ultimate gardener growing everything from apricots to zucchini including worms and of course hundreds of dahlia plants!  He was kind enough to "plant" two buckets full of his worms in the demo garden to make our soil even better.  Thanks Spence!!
No good deed goes unpunished or so it would seem for hard working Steve.   He was working at the local Community Garden and broke his ankle.  
We all send him our best and wish him a speedy recovery.