(The photo above was taken last summer)
On July 17, 2012
I visited Mom in Clear Lake, Iowa.
These are some photo highlights I took while visiting Central Gardens.
They began these gardens "from scratch" several years ago
with advice from Reiman Gardens (Ames, IA) staff.
Central Gardens, from what I understand, is run by a huge staff of volunteers.
These are some plantings inside the front gate. I believe the hydrangea, behind the hostas,
is the one planted last year in memory of my dad.
The garden fairy below was created two years ago from bicycle parts.
There were creations all over town made from bicycle parts,
in honor of RAGBRAI*
(Des Moines Register's-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa...
Did you finish your piano lessons? Here's an opportunity to play in public! :-)
Enjoy the next few photos!
See the "circle" in the background below? It's a great space for public gatherings...
You can see people in the right corner - just for perspective on the distance.
I love these sunny-looking daylilies!
Do you know what they are??
Ever been to Clear Lake, Iowa? It's worth a trip!