July 2011

Common Weed Guidebook  



Some weeds are toxic, invasive and/or noxious. Some are not aesthetically pleasing, but are otherwise benign.  But one thing is true for all kinds of weeds: You can't control them well until you know which ones you're fighting.  The new USU Extension weed guide will help you identify the weeds in your landscape and garden and supplying enough information about how to control or get rid of them.  Fifty common weeds are featured in the guidebook, including pictures and descriptions.  To access the weed guidebook, click here


2011 Farmers Market



    July 14 - October 6     Thursdays 5 pm- 8 pm      Utah Botanical Center 


Join us on Thursday nights starting July 14 for at the Utah Botanical Center 

Farmers Market where you'll find local produce, gourmet food, artisans, entertainment, cooking tips, gardening advice and children's activities. Enjoy the market's 5th year of celebrating local agriculture and artistry and sharing USU Extension know-how. See you on the 14th and through the growing season!


New Class Postings



Budding Workshop

Date: July 16, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Utah Botanical Center - Greenhouse  

Click here to register  


Solar Energy  

Date: July 16, 11:00 a.m. - Noon

Location: Utah Botanical Center - Utah House

Click here to learn more 


Wildflower Tour

(Garden Members Only)

Date: August 3-5

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Click here to learn more


Making the "Perfect" Salsa

Date: August 18, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

 Location: Ogden Botanical Gardens

Click here to learn more 


Food Preservation

Date: August 20, Two Sessions, 9 - 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Utah Botanical Center - Utah House

Click here to learn more 



Visit the Gardens 



Now that our wet and cold spring has come to an end the flowers are blooming, the trees are growing, and the weather is warming at the gardens. This is a great time of the year to walk through an arboretum, enjoy the aroma of our rose collections and beautiful perennial gardens, take a hike around the UBC ponds or explore the OBG cottage garden.   

Budding Workshop 



Come and learn the science and art of propagation by budding on July 16.  Dr. Larry Rupp, USU Horticulture Specialist, will provide hands-on instruction.  You are guaranteed to walk away with more than just an increased knowledge.


Become a Member

The "Friends of the Garden" Membership Program helps ensure that the gardens keep growing. Your support helps as we develop more demonstration gardens and green space for our future.  Click here for more information on becoming a member. 

Click here for Gardening Basics

 Click here  

 for July 

    gardening tips.  

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Contact Us
Utah State University  Botanical Center  
725 South Sego Lily Drive
Kaysville, UT  84037
phone: (801) 593-8969

Ogden Botanical Gardens
1750 Monroe Boulevard
Ogden, UT 84401
phone: (801) 399-8201

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