Daylilies, liatris and other lilies bloom in the rural Linn County garden of Zora and Paul Ronan. The gardens will be open for viewing on Sunday, July 12, 2015. (photo/Zora Ronan)
Note: Due to rain, the Backyard Abundance tour in Iowa City has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Gardening enthusiasts are in luck this upcoming weekend. A free garden tour in Iowa City and one near Central City promise glimpses into gardening worlds that many of us can only dream about achieving.
Backyard Abundance is hosting a tour on Saturday, July 11, in Iowa City at the home of John Thomas, a retired landscape architect who has applied a lifetime of practice to his entire garden.
The following day, on Sunday, July 12, Zora and Paul Ronan will open their American Hemerocallis (daylilies) Society National Display Garden near Central City for tours. Continue reading