Reiman’s Picks

Fairy Moss

Fairy moss is native to Northern America; this moss is mostly found in Michigan and Wisconsin. Fairy moss has single tiny leaves that are fuzzy and form a root that hangs from the leaf into the water. This moss grows in clusters, which can cover all of the water in […]

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daylily

Many people consider daylilies to be the perfect perennial. Daylilies, Latin name Hemerocalis, are native to Asia. Originally, daylilies were only available in yellow, orange, and dull red. Ever since hybridization of the daylilies began to take off in the 1930s, plant breeders have been creating daylilies in colors that […]

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atala hairstreak (Eumaeus atala)

The atala hairstreak (Eumaeus atala) was believed to be extinct in Florida until 1979. The atala hairstreaks were very abundant in the early 1900’s, but it gradually got harder to live because its host plant, coontie (Zamia pumila), was being overharvested for their roots. The decline also had a lot […]

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Starry Night Cracker Butterfly Hamadryas Iaodamia

There are 20 different butterflies of the genus Hamadryas. These butterflies are commonly known as Crackers, due to the males of the species having the ability to produce a percussive sound similar to the crackling of bacon in a frying pan. This unusual skill is believed to be either for […]

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ornamental grasses

Coming into the horticulture industry years ago, I was a little wary of ornamental grasses. Just the thought of them confused me immensely “Why would I need more grass in my landscape when I have all this turf already?” It seems as though many people have this same thought process […]

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Monarch Butterfly

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to fly down South every single winter and enjoy the beautiful warm weather of Mexico and California, all expenses paid? Well, I would definitely think so, and the Monarch butterfly is lucky enough to be able to do this exact thing every year. This […]

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Julia Child rose

In the UK the Julia Child rose is known as the Absolutely Fabulous Rose because it is named after Julia Child the chef. This specific breed of rose is not that old, and was bred in 2004 by Tom Carruth. In 2006 this rose was introduced in the United States and also […]

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Throughout high school and my three years at Iowa State University, learning Spanish has always been a passion of mine. Now, you might be asking, “What does Spanish have to do with Reiman Gardens?”, and I’ll give you two words: Buck Roses. Roses have always been a favorite of mine […]

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When I was little, we had mounds of green, extra-terrestrial looking plants growing along the side of our house. I recall my mom referring to them as hens and chicks, but chose to always steer clear of their spiky edges. I recently noticed that some have been popping up around […]

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An Ocean of Yellow Coreopsis palmata is a prairie flower that is native to Iowa as well as at least thirteen other nearby states, including the majority of the Midwest and several southern states. Coreopsis has an interesting meaning: bug-like; referring to the dried fruit which looks like a tick. […]

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