Reiman’s Picks

The theme this year at Reiman Gardens is color, and there is no better plant to highlight this theme than the Croton. The Croton is genus of tropical perennials that are known for their beautiful foliage. Another common name for the Croton is Rushfoil, and there are as many as […]

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Lambs ear (Stachys byzantine) is native to Turkey, Armenia, and Iran. It was used in the civil war days as bandages. It’s extremely soft outer coating and astringent properties make it the perfect bandage that helps slow bleeding. It was also found to be used in the medieval times for […]

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There are more than 200 hybrids of the agave plant, but the Blue Glow in particular can be found here in Reiman Gardens. Blue Glow is a smaller agave species since it only grows up to 2 feet tall and no more than 3 feet wide. This herbaceous perennial plant […]

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dawn redwood

Did you know that Reiman Gardens offers visitors the chance to see a living fossil? No, I’m not referring to the topiary dinosaurs in the Children’s Garden. The living fossil in reference is the Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides. This conifer was first described in 1941 based only on fossil evidence. […]

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norway spruce

If you’re looking for a tree that will stop you in your place and command your attention, look no further because Reiman Gardens has a treat for you. The weeping Norway spruce is a fun, original, and creative looking tree that is sure to get people to ask where can […]

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The Atlas Moth, also named Attacus Atlas, which is the largest moth in the world, is said to have gotten its name from a few different sources. Some say the moth got its name form resembling the bold distinct lines like the ones found in atlas maps. Others say the name […]

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The emerald swallowtail’s scientific name comes from the epic poem the Aeneid, written by Virgil. The emerald swallowtail is scientifically known as Papilio palinurus. Papilio meaning “butterfly” and palinurus referring to the captain in Virgil’s Aeneid. This Latin name implies that the emerald swallowtail is a navigator of sorts. Considering […]

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Do you feel like you are being watched by this butterfly? The false eyespots are just one of the neat characteristics of the Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia). Belonging to the Nymphalidae family, otherwise known as the brush-footed butterflies, the Buckeye is related to Monarchs, Painted Ladies, and Red Admirals. The […]

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Most species of butterflies have a male and a female that look alike, but the Leopard Lacewing, on the other hand, do not. When the male and the female butterflies of the same species do not look alike, this is called sexual dimorphism. Sexual dimorphism occurs in several species of […]

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Reiman Gardens is home to a wide collection of exotic plants but one made a trip around the world thanks to Christopher Columbus. Bromeliads were first recorded in history when Christopher Columbus introduced the pineapple to Spain in 1493 from his trip to the New World. He had found it […]

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