Great Iowa Gardens
Pink spider plants (cleome) are among annual flowers that Lori Jarvis allows to reseed on her acreage in Franklin, Iowa. The limestone house was built in the 1840s, with a “new” addition constructed in the 1860s. (photo/Cindy Hadish)
Iowa is home to numerous expert gardeners, both by formal and informal training.
Whether on large acreages or small inner-city lots, gardens offer joy and beauty throughout the state.
Click on the links, below, to find photos and stories about some of Iowa’s great gardens.
Water garden in Cedar Rapids
Historic South Amana garden
Wanda Lunn grows new and old in harmony
Daylily gardens in Central City
Secret shade garden
Rustic acres in southeastern Iowa
Inner-city haven in Cedar Rapids
Paradise for pollinators
Solon acreage transformed into nature-friendly habitat
Cheap tricks offer rich results for Cedar Rapids gardener
Peonies flourish on Iowa farm