Saturday, January 12, 2008

Roses of Reiman Gardens Aug 2007














I am ready to get my fingers dirty again, how about you? Right now the only dirty fingers I am getting is transplanting houseplants, which I do try to do each winter.

13 comments:

Gardengirl1952 said...

Wish I could garden some in the house but with two cats that love digging in the dirt I don't dare. The oldest cat once destroyed six hot pepper plants I had repotted and put in the utility room. She chewed every plant.
Is Reiman in Iowa City?

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Garden Girl, Reiman Gardens is at Iowa State at Ames.

Surprisingly my cats do not bother my plants much except for knocking them off the sill occasionally. I dry catnip for them all summer and give it to them in the winter, they love it and eat it all.

Ginni Dee said...

LOL...I brought in one of my potted roses, pruned it, fertilized it and put it under my gro-light yesterday. I NEED a rose in my face!! I also got some cute little herb pots that came with soil and seeds...I'll plant those soon. I just have to have something to get my fingers dirty.

Your photos are lovely...I recognize a few of those roses!

Ginni

Gardengirl1952 said...

Yeh, I do the catnip thing for the cats too and they go wild. One will be 16 in April and the other will be 11 in the summer. They were both ferell(SP)and are still crazy cats when we have company. Gardening in the basement is out of the question cause of the steep steps. I do love the flower photos and look forward to seeing more.
Linda

Green thumb said...

Glad to know that you are ready to dig some dirt again. Roses are awesome, no wonder they lord over the whole plant kingdom with their magnificence, so much so that there are whole gardens dedicated to this single flower.

Andrea's Garden said...

Well, I am ready as you could read in my blog. :-) My houseplants always suffer and I wonder how they survive sometimes. The roses are beautiful! Can't wait to see mine again. Andrea

KC MO Garden Guy said...

I need to transplant some of my houseplants but I usally wait until spring so the mess can be outside. I would like to have a potting bench somewhere in the house but not enough room.
Beautiful roses. One of these years for vacation I want to drive to different gardens in different states. Just to get a different perspective and ideals. Thanks for visiting my blog and stop by again sometime. cliff

Curtis said...

Oh yea, I am so ready to get my fingers dirty with real soil.

Sarah said...

As soon as all the holiday stress was gone I was ready to start digging. I almost did during the warm spell we had last week...
Happy GTS~
Sarah

IBOY said...

Reiman Gardens is one of those trips I've planned on for years and just never made it (came close a couple of times). Do they have any "unusual stuff" growing or is it all pretty much mainstream?
Don

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Don, I doubt very much you would find anything that you did not know what it was, just usual run of the mill stuff. But a fun trip none the less, they have large rose trial gardens. I LOVE the butterfly house and am disappointed that they closed it for three months this winter. I loved going there in the dead of winter to see the butterflies.

Connie said...

Lovely roses! I can almost smell their warm sweet scent.
I will be getting my hands dirty this week, as I begin the 2008 garden season with some winter sown perennials. Yippee!

Shady Gardener said...

Ah! I love going to Reiman Gardens. Just don't get there very often. I enjoy the variety of planting areas. You can find shady gardens, too! ;-)

ps I must tell you that I have cardinals and all the seemingly main variety of "edge of woodland" birds on and off all day! Just took some more photos. 3x zoom doesn't get you close, but if I don't compress some photos, it's easy to see them.