Despite (or because of) the wetness, native plants are thriving.

It's no wonder Bob likes Prairie Phlox/Downy Phlox:


This really Red Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis) is strking.                                   My retirement fund? - Eileen


 Pasque flowers produce "mophead" seedheads:


Also look for Cream Wild Indigo, Golden Alexanders, and Winecups.

Polinator Ponderings at the Enabling Garden

Who: The Polk County Master Gardeners
What: Honeybees & Our Native Pollinators by MG Christine Flickinger
When : May 28, Tuesday evening at 7pm
Where: Then Enabling Garden of Altoona, located southeast of the Altoona HyVee
All talks are free. Please bring a lawn chair and join us to listen, learn, and relax a bit.
Will social pressure sells lawn care services?
Are we still in High School? Scotts LawnService seems to think so.
Rosalind Creasy seems to have graduated.
 This Week at Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens After Hours: Herbs
Friday, May 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Kick back and relax at Reiman Gardens’ After Hours! This quarterly event is an opportunity to enjoy good company and live music in a beautiful garden setting. Reiman Gardens will showcase new plants at each event with a special signature drink.
 Arizona (Where it is not wet!)
Aaron just spent a little time in the Phoenix area where they get an average of 7" of rain a year.  Despite that the Desert Botanic Garden looked amazing.  A few photos are below
and not a great photo but we were fortunate to be around when one of the night blooming Cereus was in full bloom - here is a hint of what it looked like that night!
Prairie Dropseed University Of Illinois Extension
Verticillium Wilt, including Viburnums