Our garden tour this week is the
Utah Dahlia Society's own Demonstration Garden.
It is a lovely garden growing on land lent to us by
The Granger Christian Church located at
3232 West 4100 South in Salt Lake City.
It is an appropriate spot because it is a little slice of heaven for us to be able to try different varieties of dahlias to see how they do in this harsh climate.
We are very pleased to have this very special plant in our garden this year. It is a seedling donated to us by
Steve Nowotarski, a generous member of the ADS Board. The dahlia is going to be named for the ADS Centennial which will be in 2015.
We are watching this plant carefully and can't wait to see the bloom.
Our fund raising efforts were put to good use by buying new stakes for the entire garden this year. They are made from metal conduit, cut to size and drilled so we can attach each plant's identification information.
Mark, UDS President busy disbudding
Mark and the other members of UDS are very proud of our demo garden this year and hope you will take time to visit it soon.