Growing and grooming ornamental grasses; Dixie Garden Club

ST. GEORGE—Fall is the season that ornamental grasses produce their lushest foliage. The variety of colors and textures make them especially eye-catching. If you have an interest in learning how to plant, grow, maintain, prune and divide these drought tolerant, low maintenance plants plan to attend the monthly meeting of the Dixie Garden Club.

Pampas grass | Photo courtesy of Dixie Garden Club, St. George News
Pampas grass | Photo courtesy of Dixie Garden Club, St. George News

Local landscaper Cheer Jordan will share her knowledge with members and guests on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at 2891 South Rim Crest Drive, in St. George. Jordan grew up with gardening in her blood. Her parents and now her sister own Millcreek Gardens in Salt Lake City.

She furthered her education at Utah State University receiving a degree in ornamental horticulture. As a licensed landscaper her business offers installation of flower beds and container gardens and professional landscape maintenance.

The meeting is open to the public, free of charge. All those with an interest in horticulture are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Dixie Garden Club was established over 20 years ago with the purpose of assisting and cooperating with city and county sponsored beautification projects, to invite speakers on horticulture related topics, to share knowledge and exchange seeds and plantings with other members and to encourage water conservation.

“Cherish the past, cultivate the future,” is the theme for the 2014-15 season of the Dixie Garden Club. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month from September through June.

Each year the Dixie Garden Club awards a scholarship to a local student pursuing a post-secondary education. More details and the application may be found online.

Event details and resources

  • What: Local landscaper Cheer Jordan shares knowledge of horticulture
  • When:  Wednesday Oct. 15, at 1 p.m.
  • Where: 2891 South Rim Crest Drive, in St. George, Utah
  • Contact: Dixie Garden Club President Rhonda Bowcut – Telephone 435-674-229 of email | Publicity Chair Marcia Burchstead – Telephone 435-275-7818 or email

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