Annual Plant Exchange, Thursday April 25th

We spent a lovely evening at Murray Park for our annual plant exchange. It was fun to see what's growing in everyone's garden. Thanks for the tomatoes, grasses, daffodils, geraniums and more! For those of you who missed it, here are the items we discussed during our meeting.
  • Judi Short gave an update on the Gilgal Garden Sale. Over $300 was raised that will go to maintain the garden. Thanks to everyone that donated plants or time!
  • Terry Curling asked for volunteers to help at Murray Park. In exchange for the use of their pavilion for our Summer Party, Master Gardeners will be doing a cleanup project at the Murray City Park. This will take place on Monday May 6th beginning at 9:00 am. We will meet with Becky Hansen at the parks office which is just to the south of the pavilion and work until around noon. Please bring your own tools… shovels, loppers, rakes etc. If you can’t volunteer for the whole time just stay as long as you can. Hope to see you there. No need to RSVP but direct questions to Terry Curling (
  • The Utah County Hidden Gardens Tour is coming north to Sandy/Draper.
    Utah County Master Gardener's invite you to join us in discovering some of Utah's most beautiful private gardens. This year's tour will include 12 “hidden” gardens from Sandy to Draper, gardening workshops and a mystery plant contest with special prize drawings!
    17th Annual Hidden Garden Tour
    June 7-8th, 2013
    Tickets $13 (advance), $16 (at garden)
    All proceeds support the Larry Sagers Endowment Fund
    For more information, call (801) 851-8460 or 

April and May SLMGA Meeting Dates

Don't miss our upcoming SLMGA Meetings, they should be fun!

General Meeting Thursday April 25th 2013 at 6:30 pm (Note this is the 4th Thursday)
Annual Master Gardener Plant Exchange
Location: Murray Park Pavilion # 5 /5200 So. State
Please plan to bring your extra plants and starts to exchange with fellow Master Gardeners. Come and share your vegetables, flowers, bulbs, day lilies or anything else you would like to trade or donate. Please make sure the plants are labeled and include any special care or planting instructions, also remember to bring something to transport your plants in such as boxes or tray.
This is always a fun event to find out what everyone in growing in their gardens and maybe take home some interesting new plants. We will start the exchange promptly at 6:30 so please don’t be late!

General Meeting Thursday May 16th2013 at 7:00 pm
A Tour of the Roof Garden on the LDS Conference Center.
Location: 60 West North Temple, Salt Lake City.
Master Gardener Christena Gates will give us a guided tour of this unique three acre rooftop garden which incorporates waterfalls, native flowers and grasses. She wrote the script for the public tours given there and has some interesting stories to tell about the history of the garden.
Christena was a previous Director of garden tours at Temple Square and was involved in some of the garden bed designs. She has also given lectures on and is quite knowledgeable about Shade Ornamentals.
Come join us on this spring evening for an enjoyable and informative outdoor event.