We have several folks in the studio with us today!
Joel & Holly Gettys - Rainbarrels Iowa
Visit their store - 4240 Clinton Ave, Des Moines, IA
Give them a call - 515-276-6267
or visit them at the State Fair!
Also Inger Lamb is lending her expertise on native flora!
Contact her by phone at 515-250-1693
This Week at Reiman Gardens
Reiman Gardens After Hours - Enjoy the Gardens in the Evening and enjoy with a drink while celebrating our favorite plant, the tomato!
Reiman Gardens Held a "Flower Caucus" to allow visitors to vote for their favorite plants in the Trial Gardens.
Rudbeckia 'Denver Daisy' was the winner!
Denver Daisy was bred in honor of the 150th anniversary of the city of Denver. They planted it everywhere in 2008! Denver Daisy features sturdy stems, which makes it great for cut-flower bouquets. This variety can be a short-lived perennial, so you won’t want to deadhead if you want it to return. Bees love it, butterflies love it, and YOU love it! Thanks to everyone who attended and voted in the Reiman Gardens Flower Caucus!
With the rain we've had lately (or lack thereof) setting up a rainbarrel would be a great idea. Here is a link to help you calculate how much water you could harvest!
Inger suggested several wonderful sources for native plants
Prairie Moon Nursery - also a great resource for information
Soil Testing Resources
Great Prairie Resource - New Book