By Cindy Hadish/for Iowa Gardener Becki Lynch’s approach to gardening has changed over time, ultimately benefiting bees, butterflies and birds. “It started as a very formal garden,” Becki said of the early years at her Cedar Rapids home, where she and her husband have lived since 1987. With about 3 acres of land, half of […]
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Capturing a midsummer night’s garden at
CEDAR RAPIDS – It was a picture-perfect night Wednesday at the Noelridge Park gardens. As part of its season of “Art in the Park,” members of the Linn Area Photo Club and Friends of Noelridge photographers offered a photography night at the gardens, complete with picture frames to highlight various vignettes. “Art in the Park” […]
Learn the art of garden photography at N...
As part of its season of “Art in the Park,” members of the Linn Area Photo Club and Friends of Noelridge photographers are offering a photography night at the Noelridge gardens. “Art in the Park” is also the theme of Noelridge’s entry in this year’s All America Selection Display Garden Landscape Contest. Read about the […]
Garden contest brings community together...
By Cindy Hadish/For the Corridor Business Journal CEDAR RAPIDS – A team effort with diverse players is blossoming at Noelridge Park. The 100-acre park, at Council Street and Collins Road in northeast Cedar Rapids, has long been known for its lush garden beds, but volunteers this year are taking the landscape a step further. A […]
Drought superheroes and blueberries; mol...
How I wish I had taken Linn County Master Gardener Deb Walser’s blueberry workshop 10 years ago. I planted two blueberries back then and the plants languished until last spring, when I finally decided to relocate them. They probably just needed more sun, I decided. That was, of course, the lead-off to Iowa’s drought. As […]