Intern Blog

Hey everyone! I’m Ellen Loyd, one of the Education interns here at the Gardens. What a week it has been! This past Tuesday we had our second meeting of Plant Pals, where we got to get our hands dirty down at the Home Production Garden! First, we weeded our little […]

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Hello, it’s me Faith again. I am the entomology intern, and today we will talk about my daily duties and such. I start off my day in the Butterfly Wing picking up the dead butterflies and refilling the vertical feeders for the butterflies. Then, my next task is releasing butterflies […]

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Hello, my name is Faith Riedell. I am the Entomology Intern which means I study insects. I work in the Butterfly Wing and in the emergence lab. I enjoy my position here at Reiman Gardens especially when I get to learn new things about insects. Insects can do some amazing […]

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My name is Sadie Thiele, and I am the Private Events Intern at the Gardens this summer! This week, we had our first intern field trip, and we visited the Iowa Arboretum and the Christian Petersen Art Museum. At the Iowa Arboretum, I really enjoyed getting to see the handful […]

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Hello everyone! My name is Katie Mechelke, and I am one of the two Garden and Landscape Maintenance Interns here at Reiman Gardens. I am going to start my senior year this fall with a major in Horticulture, specifically public Horticulture. After I graduate I hope to work in a […]

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My name is Katie Dukes, and I am just one of the eleven talented, hard-working women working for the Gardens’ internship program this summer. This program is jam-packed full of opportunities to gain experience in each of our respective areas (Horticulture, Entomology, Education, Events, Volunteer, and Gift Shop), as well […]

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Things are really moving along, speeding ever closer to the end of summer, fall, and the start of school. Things are moving at the same pace here at Reiman Gardens. In addition to all of the moving sculptures, the plants themselves are moving. Many daylilies have faded, some annuals are […]

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Hello, Matthew Hughes here again. I have been busy helping Reiman Gardens look its best. For my leadership experience project, I took the Pesticide Application Certification Test, which has allowed me to spray restricted use pesticides. Though not always popular, pesticides definitely make a difference in the overall look of […]

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Hello everyone, It’s Richa for one last time. This time I wanted to give you all an overview of what I do as a Plants Collection and Records Intern. Apart from the weekly Plants of Interest table, I also make new plant labels and accession tags, and research about different […]

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Hello, I am Matthew Hughes and I am originally from Macon, MO. My major is Horticulture, with the option of Public Horticulture, which lends itself to working at a public garden, teaching, or in an extension office. I am one of the two outdoor horticulture interns this summer at Reiman […]

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