Plant Particulars

outdoors in spring with thousands of bright colorful tulips

This year we are highlighting the diversity of tulips by including the division of each on the label. Tulips are placed into divisions based on shape, origin, and bloom time. Division 1: Single Early Tulips – Early to mid-spring flowering tulips with a wide range of colors and cup-shaped single […]

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close up dark red coleus plantp lantted in a container

Every year, the Trial and Display Garden at Reiman Gardens evaluates new plants for All-American Selections (AAS), a nationally recognized non-profit organization. AAS has been operating since 1933 with the mission of promoting new plant cultivars that have superior garden performance. AAS has announced 10 national winners for 2020 based […]

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two bird feeders outdoors in winter with leaf-less trees behind it

This time of year is very difficult for our non-migrating bird population, most plants that provide winter food, like Bayberry and Viburnums, have been picked over and are now barren. Providing a bird feeder gives extra food security for our feathered friends and is a rewarding pastime for you. There […]

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graphic of Happy New Year 2020 with decorative florals

Happy New Year! It is a new decade and a new chance to make plans for the coming year’s garden.  Make a resolution now and start laying the groundwork for success. New Year’s Resolutions can be as big or small as you want, below are some ideas to consider. Learn […]

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outdoors in winter with a holiday light show with a large wrapped tree with white lights

Outdoor lighting is a big part of decorating for the holidays. Woody plants can be decorated for extra holiday cheer. This year at Reiman Gardens we are wrapping trees with colored lights. Here are some tips to help you get started.   Choose the plants and the lights – Choose […]

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outdoors in autumn with leaves on the ground in shades of yellows, reds and oranges

Remove layers of leaves – leaf litter has its benefits, providing shelter for beneficial insects and breaking down to organic matter for the soil in spring, but heavy layer of leaves can trap moisture, block sunlight, and encourage disease for the plants underneath. Extra leaves can be composted.  Save annual […]

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outdoors about dividing and transplanting plants of leaaves with roots

Perennial plants bring color and structure to our garden year after year. After several years of maturity you may notice that some perennials start to thin out in the middle or produce fewer or smaller blooms. This is a sign that these perennials need to be divided. Division stimulates growth […]

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gardening journal where you record your information about different plants for your home yard

Summer has ended, and our plants have grown and changed throughout the season. The start of fall is a great time to evaluate your green spaces for what you enjoyed seeing and what didn’t quite live up to your vision. One way to keep track of your thoughts is a […]

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close up of two japanese beetles with brown bodies and green heads eating a yellow flower

Japanese Beetles (Popillia japonica) are a common annoyance for Iowa gardeners in June, July, and August. As a pest of nearly 300 species of trees, shrubs, and flowers (as well as fruits, vegetables, and turf), it is difficult to garden without being impacted. The Japanese Beetle population starts to thin […]

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There are few things more delightful then a handful of homegrown berries after an afternoon of working in the garden. There are several berries to choose from, with the main considerations being reliable winter hardiness and season of fruiting. Strawberries Strawberry plants consist of mother plants that produce fruit and […]

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