CEDAR RAPIDS — One of the original vendors at NewBo City Market plans to move to Czech Village in June. Then called Bark & Bloom, the plant boutique opened when the market launched at 1100 Third St. SE in 2012. Related: Popular eatery leaves NewBo City Market Now known as Moss, with a second site […]
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By Cindy Hadish/for Lure magazine Anne Armitage turned her lifelong passion for plants into a career, which now includes shops in both Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Originally called Bark & Bloom, Ms. Armitage and her husband, Alan Peterka, opened their first site at the NewBo City Market, 1100 Third St. SE, when the market […]
Orchids are a scream at new location for...
Don’t be scared off by the Halloween theme at this weekend’s Eastern Iowa Orchid Show & Sale. Organizers promise the annual event will be “a scream” at its new location, at the Elks Lodge, 801 33rd Ave. SW in Cedar Rapids. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 and 10 a.m. to […]
Easter Showcase offers respite from Iowa...
If the forecast for cold temperatures holds in Eastern Iowa, the perfect place to spend this weekend will be at the Easter Showcase inside the Noelridge Greenhouse in Cedar Rapids. The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Noelridge Greenhouse, 4900 […]
New event at Noelridge Park orchid show
A new open exhibition table at the Eastern Iowa Orchid Show and Sale will allow anyone to display their blooming orchid and compete for awards. The show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at the Noelridge Park Greenhouse, 4900 Council St. NE, […]
Photo gallery: Eastern Iowa Orchid Show ...
UPDATE (Oct. 18, 2015) Nile Dusdieker sent this information about the results of the People’s Choice Award: Over 650 people attended the Fourth Annual Eastern Iowa Orchid Show at Noelridge Greenhouse in Cedar Rapids over the past weekend. The attendees voted for their favorite orchid display and race was very tight. Eastern Iowa Orchid Society […]
View nature’s “most exotic” blooms for f
Even if you don’t think you can grow your own, a free show coming up at the Noelridge Greenhouse in Cedar Rapids offers the chance to view an array of exotic orchid displays. Organizers say more than 800 visitors took in the displays last year, and this year is expected to be the biggest show […]
Grandma’s living gift to two great-grand
Earlier this year, I wrote about my late grandmother’s “miracle flower,” an African violet that was left at the family farm, but somehow, came back to life after I thought all hope was lost. The violet bloomed, even when the plant looked like it wouldn’t make it and others before it had died.
Orchid show at Noelridge Greenhouse offe...
As the weather turns chilly, there remains one wonderful, warm sanctuary for plant-lovers in Cedar Rapids. The Noelridge Greenhouse is a great place to escape the cold and an upcoming orchid show offers a timely excuse to go. Read about the gardens at Noelridge Park in these articles: National garden contest at Noelridge Noelridge weeding […]
Grandma’s miracle flower
Our challenges in saving the family farm continue and it looks like, despite all of our efforts, it probably won’t remain intact. I found one message of hope, however, in all of the despair that surrounds losing something you love. A little background: our uncle was living on the family farm in rural Chelsea, Iowa, […]