CEDAR RAPIDS – Gardeners are generally hardy people who don’t mind a little rain, but a steady deluge slowed the usual crowds that flock to the Brucemore Garden & Art Show, at least in the morning. By afternoon, those crowds started to show up, just in time for educational sessions on Midwestern garden grottos, healthy […]
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Garden lovers who can make it to one of the open gardens hosted this month by Zora Ronan in rural Linn County are in for a treat. Zora has more than 500 different varieties of daylilies in her gardens, just west of Central City, along with many gorgeous lilies, and will open her gardens to […]
IOWA CITY – Gardening minds oftentimes think alike. This year, both the Project GREEN Garden Tour in Iowa City and the Linn County Master Gardeners Walk in Cedar Rapids have scheduled their tours for Saturday, July 12. Don’t fret, though. You can spend the morning and early afternoon in Linn County, before heading over to […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – Get ready for garden envy. Several garden walks are happening in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area in July, including the Linn County Master Gardeners tour on Saturday, July 12. The walks are a great way to learn about what grows well in this part of Iowa, find ideas for what […]
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 […]
Noelridge is everyone’s park, as evidenced by a dedicated group of volunteers who keep the lush gardens looking incredible throughout the growing season. Anyone who would like to contribute to the scenic beauty of Noelridge Park is invited to a series of “weeding parties” that take place on select Saturdays, beginning today, May 31, 2014.
With frost warnings in some parts of Iowa, the Czech legend of the Three Frozen Kings is especially timely. Hopefully, your plants will be safe, but just in case temperatures dip below freezing, you should cover any peppers, tomatoes or other tender plants that you’ve already planted outdoors.
With Mother’s Day coming up, soon, on Sunday, May 11, make plans to share some quality time with your mom, or start a tradition with your own children. One of those homegrown traditions is the Mother’s Day Showcase at the Noelridge Greenhouse in Cedar Rapids. The open house will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – The annual Easter showcase inside the balmy greenhouses at Noelridge Park will offer a tropical getaway for Iowans weary from an especially cold spring. Admission is free to the event on Saturday, April 19, 2014 and Sunday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park is at 4900 Council Street […]
Just love this new statewide program coming from the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines. The zoo is teaming up with 10 organizations to introduce Plant.Grow.Fly., a conservation effort to bring back native pollinators. Through Plant.Grow.Fly., Iowans are encouraged to plant pollinator habitat in yards, schools and businesses.