Special Guest: Dean Brand - CoChair of the Polk County Master Gardeners Discovery Garden at the Iowa State Fair

Summer is in full swing and the Iowa State Fair is just days away!

Be sure to visit the Discovery Garden outside the Agriculture Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds during the Fair!  You can also look at their Facebook page


Best Tasting Tomato Contest

Be sure to enter the Best Tasting Tomato Contest at the Iowa State Fair

No preregistration required.....just show up on Saturday August 9th with your good-tastin' tomato and you could win!

More information and all the rules are on the Iowa State Fair website or see the rules here on our website!


This Week at Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens After Hours - Friday August 8, 2014 4:30pm to 7pm

Enjoy the beautiful weather and beautiful gardens with friends, live music a few refreshments.


Foliar Diseases on Tomatoes

It has been a dry couple of weeks, but improper watering and wet conditions earlier this year can cause issues on tomatoes like Early Blight and Septoria Leaf Spot.  Learn more about their control from Iowa State University Extension


EAB Discovered in Muscatine County, Iowa

Emerald Ash Borer has had its eleventh official siting in Iowa.  This article from Iowa State has some great photos of what an infestation of EAB could look like in your yard.