By Cindy Hadish/for Iowa Gardener In a backyard once nearly devoid of nature, dozens of fish zigzag in the water, a frog peeks out near a lily pad and a robin alights on a stone to sip from a pond. The scene is tranquil, with the landscaping intentionally designed to draw in wildlife. Monica Morley […]
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CEDAR RAPIDS – A Cedar Rapids gardener is making it easy for visitors to donate to a good cause, while enjoying the scenic beauty of her ponds and gardens. Monica Morley hosted the first Koi for a Cause last year to benefit the HACAP Food Reservoir in Hiawatha and is expanding on the idea this […]
The first weekend in August was a beautiful one for Iowans to enjoy the outdoors. About 100 people walked through the sensational gardens tended by Monica Morley and her mother, Elena Murillo, in northeast Cedar Rapids during Koi for a Cause, a benefit for the HACAP Food Reservoir. Visitors at Abbe Hills Farm near Mount […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – Canned tuna might be the appropriate item to bring when visiting Monica Morley’s koi pond next Sunday in northeast Cedar Rapids. Peanut butter, soup or canned fruit would work, as well. Morley, an avid koi enthusiast, wanted to showcase her sensational pond and gardens for free, while supporting a good cause.