Polk County Master Gardener Plant Sale
Saturday, May 4 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday, May 5 Noon - 4:00pm
Iowa Wildflower Week April 28 - May 4, 2013, facebook page
Invasive Species Bill
SF 317 prohibits the importation, sale, offer for
sale, or distribution of oriental bittersweet,
Japanese knotweed, Japanese hop and garlic mustard,
or their seed in Iowa.
Aaron's VooDoo Lily (Amorphophallus konjac) Bloomed!
It smelled like a dead mouse for about 5 days - I had to sequester it away in a back room iwith the door closed since it was too cold to put them outside.
A Child's Video Tour of Her Family's Garden
This link takes you to an article and video that will make you want to garden with your young kids or grandkids TODAY!
A mother gives her iphone to her child to "keep her busy" - instead of playing Angry Birds, she narrates a video tour of her backyard.
This Week at Reiman Gardens
A new summer exhibit opens next week, April 27 & 28, 2013 - Iowa Naturally. It features a collection of large scale, nature inspired scultpure by artists with Iowa ties. A few examples are pictured below. There will be an artist panel discussion that Saturday, April 27th at 11am and free activities throughout the day
Oak Tree Mural by Pam Dennis and Ryk Weiss of Ogden, IA
Birds by Hilde DeBruyne of Cumming, IA
Reiman Gardens will be staying open until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, for visitors to take advantage of a night walk to view the Iowa Naturally sculpture exhibit, and for a special viewing of a group of Iowa State University’s Industrial Design student projects inspired by nature, incorporating light, sound, and movement, on display at the Gardens for just one week.
Iowa Arboretum Arbor Day Celebration
The Iowa Arboretum in rural Boone county will be celebrating Arbor Day (which is on Friday, April 26th) on Saturday April 27th with a tree planting at 10am with Charity of Nebbe, host of Talk of Iowa on iowa Public Radio. More information is on their web site
April 27, 2013, Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm
Amorpha nana available at Prairie Nursery & others
Native grasses available at ION Exchange & others
Carol: for small areas consider june grass, blue grama, bottle brush grass & buffalo grass
Michael: for larger, drier .areas consider Prairie dropseed & Blue grama.