Parade of Ponds Utah Water Garden Club Annual Tour

August 10 & 11     From small to enormous – burbles to gushers – koi ponds to pondless  A water feature for every desire.    And a chance to meet delightful gardens with answers to all your water feature questions.  

Every year, Utahns are allowed into our backyards to see the most amazing landscapes in the state. This Parade of Ponds is a self guided tour, where visitors are welcomed and encouraged to explore the amazing creations of art that can be placed in any landscape, in any scale, from the huge pond that encompasses the entire vista to a small trickle of wetness that creates a water feature with no pond at all.

Join us this year to see Utah’s most amazing backyards, feed the fish and see them kiss the fingers of children and willing adults, and get ideas to make your backyard the stress relieving oasis that makes home ownership the American dream.

Here are the locations where you get your  Pond Tour Books!

American Stone 801 262 4300
Cactus and Tropicals 801 485 2542
(both locations) 801 676 0935 
Cast in Stone 801 685 2322
Desert Water Gardens 801 270 0939
Glover Nursery 801 562 5496
Home and Yard Pottery 801 567 1255
Millcreek Gardens 801 487 4131
Ward and Child 801 595 6622
Wasatch Koi 801 487 1363



A Summer Soiree’ – fun party at the Garden!

Our annual Summer Party at the Conservation Garden Park  is coming soon!!  Get it on your calendars and make your reservations – it is a grand evening to be in the Park.

KLO Remote Broadcast!

O boy, o boy!  I’m off to another remote on June 29th. I’ll be broadcasting from Century Lighting in Ogden.  Check out their webpage.  Can hardly wait to see all the creative lighting they carry and may even buy a ceiling fan while I’m there!  After the broadcast, from 8 to 9 am, I’ll be staying around for another hour to say howdy and talk gardening with all of you who stop by.  Hope to see you there!


This will be a remote broadcast from J&J Garden Center  take just a second to come say hi as you bustle about in this enormous nursery and garden center.  I always love to see what treasure gardeners are taking home with them.  Our radio program runs from 8 to 9 am, and I’ll stick around for a few minutes after that to meet and greet my favorite people – – Gardeners!!   Location is 1815 Gentile Street in Layton.




Buy your spring plants and visit with Joy in the Garden!  We’re combining a book signing and personal gardening advise.  Both books, Joy in Your Garden and The Incredible, Edible Landscape will be available for purchase.  Make several visits to Lambert Spring Plants – come see us often.  Take advantage of this opportunity any or every time Joy is there: 3910 S Redwood Road, SLC




Weber Basin Water Conservancy District continuing free classes:     We’ll be discussing creating an edible landscape – pictures of how some people have approached the idea and ways to make it work in your garden.

Come see me on the radio!




Thank you, KLO!  Starting March 16, Joy in Your Garden will be the new gardening show on Saturday mornings.  Broadcasting from 8 to 9 am, you can find us on 103.1 FM and simulcast on 1430 AM.     Ah hui hou!

Spring Home and Garden Show!

My workshops will be on Friday and Saturday.

Friday:    1:30       The Incredible, Edible Landscape

3:30        Pruning: The Kindest Cut of All

Saturday  12:00    Pruning: The Kindest Cut of All

6:30     The Incredible, Edible Landscape

We will have both of our books, Joy in Your Garden and The Incredible, Edible Landscape for sale at special show prices.

Deseret News Fall Home Show starts Friday, October 12 and runs through Sunday, October 13th.  This yearly event is held at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, 9575 S State Street.  For more information, check the website for the Home Show

Gardening workshops on Friday are at

3:00 pm :  Fall is for Planting 

8:00 pm :  All Things Cleaned and Wonderful

On Saturday you can attend the workshops at

2:00 pm :  Fall is for Planting

and 6:00 pm :  All Things Cleaned and Wonderful

There will be prizes at each workshop PLUS we will be signing and sell both books –

Joy in Your Garden   and    The Incredible Edible Landscape       $15 per book, or $25 if you buy both.

The Annual Plant Sale at Red Butte Garden:

Come join us for this bloomin’ event.  We’ll have a table and both books for sale. 1 copy of either book for $15  or  a set of one of each book for $25.

Friday is the Member Only day but you can buy or renew your membership at the gate.  Saturday is open to the public, starts at 9 am and features free garden lectures every 45 minutes.

We’ll be there with books to sell and sign:  Friday from 3 to 6 pm;    Saturday noon to 4 pm.

For full details see Red Butte Gardens.

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