By Cindy Hadish/for Iowa Gardener As their name suggests, each blossom of a daylily lasts only one day, but Zora Ronan’s daylily gardens provide a kaleidoscope of color from early June through frost. Zora and her husband, Paul, moved to 32 acres of farmland in rural Central City about 20 years ago, where they quickly […]
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With abundant rain this season, gardens in Eastern Iowa are particularly lush this year and opportunities to enjoy the area’s beauty are coming up this month. The Linn County Master Gardeners 2016 Garden Walk will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9, followed by the Eastern Iowa Pond Society’s Pond and Garden Tour […]
Note: Due to rain, the Backyard Abundance tour in Iowa City has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 18, 2015. Gardening enthusiasts are in luck this upcoming weekend. A free garden tour in Iowa City and one near Central City promise glimpses into gardening worlds that many of us can only dream about achieving. Backyard Abundance […]
(Updated Aug. 22) Summer isn’t quite over yet, as events scheduled for later this month attest. The next Downtown Farmers Market in Cedar Rapids isn’t until Sept. 6, but others are ongoing, with most running through the end of August. See the Homegrown list of markets for details. This weekend, the Cedar Valley Iris & […]
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 […]
I’ve been fortunate to visit a good number of gorgeous gardens in Eastern Iowa and one of the best is open for viewing this Sunday, July 21, 2013. Zora and Paul Ronan will open their garden near Central City to friends and gardening enthusiasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day.