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?
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!