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  • KSL Greenhouse

    Become a master gardener!

    Do you have an interest in gardening but don’t know how to get started? The Utah State University Extension, Master Gardener Program, is to set up develop a network of trainees to help to provide education and technical assistance in gardening and home horticulture. No experience is needed, so find a class near you!
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    Ponytail palm

    This week’s plant of the week is Ponytail palm! The ponytail palm, also known as Bottle Palm or Elephant Foot Tree, is a member of the agave family and is native to southeastern Mexico. In its native habitat it grows as a 30 tall tree and looks like an oddly branched palm. Learn more:…/resour…/plant-week/ponytail-palm.aspx
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    New year, new garden: plan before you plant

    SALT LAKE CITY- The beginning of the new year is a great time to set goals and refresh many aspects of your life, including your garden. Whether you are new to gardening, or just want to start freshly planning for the new year, there is no better time than now to get started.  Draw it […]
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    More gifts for gardeners: motorized equipment

    SALT LAKE CITY — Looking for the perfect gardening gift this holiday season? All month we have been adding to this topic and with Christmas right around the corner, these motorized items are just a few things KSL Greenhouse host Taun Beddes suggests to make gardening a whole lot easier!  Electric Lawn Mower Electric mowers are […]
  • Poinsettias are a popular holiday plant. Photo: KSL Greenhouse

    Points on Poinsettia Care

    SALT LAKE CITY — Poinsettias are a popular holiday plant, but how do you help them last the entire season?  KSL Greenhouse hosts Taun Beddess and Maria Shilaos provides points for selection and care of this flowering shrub in this Facebook video. From carefully unwrapping the plastic protective film, to prime watering and lighting conditions there are plenty of tips […]
  • Cathy Merrill, Tuan Beddes, and Maria Shilaos, share some wonderful cranberry tips. KSL Greenhouse

    Cran you believe it?: The sweet and tart cranberry is a favorite fruit for recipes and crafts

    SALT LAKE CITY — Even though cranberries do not grow in our Utah soil, we can still enjoy them as prominent features on our dinner table, both on the plates and our table runners. Utah State University’s Cathy Merrill joined KSL Greenhouse’s hosts Tuan Beddes and Maria Shilaos on this Facebook video to share some wonderful cranberry […]
  • Fall Preparation

    With autumn here, preparing the yard for winter is one of the last tasks before snow falls. Things to do include raking up leaves, removing spent annuals and perennials, a final mowing for the lawn and a fertilization, if needed. Consider the following: Remove leaves by raking mowing or vacuuming with a leaf blower. One […]
  • Preventing Deer Damage

    Quick Facts… It is difficult to move deer out of areas where they are not wanted. A hungry deer will find almost any plant palatable, so no plant is “deer proof.” The two types of deer repellents are contact repellents and area repellents. Netting can reduce deer damage to small trees. Adequate fencing to exclude […]
  • Geranium Sanguineum

    Common Name: bloody cranesbill Type: Herbaceous perennial Family: Geraniaceae Native Range: Europe, northern Turkey Zone: 4 to 8 Height: 0.75 to 1.50 feet Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet Bloom Time: May to June Bloom Description: Pink-reddish purple Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium Maintenance: Low Flower: Showy Leaf: Fragrant, Good Fall Tolerate: Rabbit, […]
  • Spiraea or Vanhouttei

    Culture Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade, a wide range of soils and some drought. Prune as needed immediately after flowering. Noteworthy Characteristics Vanhoutte spirea (also commonly called bridalwreath) is a vase-shaped, deciduous shrub with branching that arches gracefully toward the ground. It is a hybrid cross […]