All sorts of wonderful things are in bloom this week! 

Here is a Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana) in bloom at Aaron's House.

This Week at Reiman Gardens

Rose Fest - Saturday, June 14, 2014

Come out and smell the roses!

Did you know that Reiman Gardens has four rose gardens, one of which holds the largest collection of winter-hardy, disease resistant Buck Roses.  They were bred by Dr. Griffith Buck at Iowa State University. 

Buck Roses-The Iowa Gardener

Reiman Gardens

Iowa State Extension-Buck Roses

Iowa State Extension-Dr. Buck

Controlling Creeping Charlie

Its a tough weed, in the garden and the lawn.

Here some advice from the Iowa Gardener

the short of it is, be persistent!