General garden photos

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White-leaved actinada

White-leaved Actinada

Watering can with Amazon Mist Sedge

Sedge 'Amazon Mist'

Star Jasmine

A basket of Star Jasmine

Poppy with foot

Nature-dwarfed poppy beside Wilma's foot

Gnome home 3

Gnome home at base of spruce tree

Garden view in swing area

A river of grass meanders through garden beds

Water Lily

Water Lily

Peruvian dadffodil

Peruvian Daffodil

Orlaya

Orlaya grandiflora

Lespedeza Gibraltar 2

Lespedeza 'Gibraltar'

Easter lilies and coleus 2

Easter lilies and foliage finery

Thunbergia grandiflora

Thunbergia grandiflora

Spuria iris

Spuria iris

petunia raspberry blast2

Petunia 'Raspberry Blast'

Lace Flower Episcia

Lace Flower Episcia

Hosta plantaginea blossom

Hosta plantaginea blossom

Daylily Red Volunteer

Daylily 'Red Volunteer'

Foxglove volunteer

Foxglove

Coneflower Green envy 2

Coneflower 'Green Envy'

Double oriental lily 2

Double oriental lily

Campanula Elizabeth and ferns

Campanula 'Elizabeth' and ferns

Orienpet lily 'Silk Road'

Orienpet lily 'Silk Road'

Painter's Palette

Painter's Palette

Vignette in pink

Vignette in pink

Salvia-ferns-white lespedeza

Salvia, ferns, white lespedeza

Siberian iris Super Ego 2

Siberian Iris 'Super Ego' 2

Tulipa sylvestris and Tulipa vvedenskyi

Sylvestris is native to Canada and vvedenskyi to Russia.

Love-lies-bleeding

Amaranthus 'Love-Lies-Bleeding

Amarcrinum 'Howardii‘-Amaryllis+Crinum cross

Amarcrinum 'Howardii‘ (Amaryllis/Crinum cross)

Asparagus pyramidalis

Rare Asparagus pyramidalis

Siamese kissing jacks close-up

"Siamese kissing jacks"

Cactus flower

Prickly Pear Cactus

Blue Impatiens namchabawensis2

Rare blue impatiens (Impatiens namchabawensis)

Arisaema candidissimum4

Arisaema candidissimum

Calla Purple Wizzard 2

Rare double calla

Hydrangea Endless Summer2

Hydrangea 'Endless Summer'

Calla closeup

Calla

Filipendula

Filipendula

Gomphrena Fireworks2

Gomphrena Fireworks

Dianthus barbatus

Dianthus barbatus

Dianthus spooky

Dianthus 'Spooky'

Magnolia seboldii

Magnolia seboldii- blooms late spring; avoids frost danger

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Blue-bearded Iris 'Zipper'

Pea gravel fountain

No-wawa fountain

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Tulip 'Monsella'

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Fall cottage garden with cottage namesake in background; Ravenna Grass in bloom

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Brugmansia

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Exuberant summer blooms in cottage garden

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Birdbath plant fountain

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Cobblestone walk edges one of our beds

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Flanders Poppy and Orlaya

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Small water feature with stone face by George Carruth

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Clerodendrum thomsoniae

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Saffron Crocus

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Rudbeckia 'Henry Eilers'

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Back patio

Main garden entrance

Main entrance to gardens

Tree Peony Shimanishiki

Tree Peony Shimanishiki (grows close to the street and is literally a traffic stopper)

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Over 100 years old

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In the Vase Garden

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Our namesake cottage in the background

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View into Iowa River valley with pillar fence in foreground; Flanders Poppies in bloom

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Screen house with Sweet Autumn Clematis

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Hydrangea hedge

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Cottage garden with cottage at right

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Ravenna Grass plumes will stretch to 15 feet

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Driveway entrance to our gardens

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How to camouflage a dead shrub with Sweet Autumn Clematis

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Melampodium and New England Aster

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If conditions are right, Hydrangea 'Limelight's' white flower heads turn pink in fall

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Canadian Explorer Rose 'John Cabot'

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Siberian Iris 'Super Ego'

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Spring garden 4; Red Crown Imperial in foreground

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Spring garden 3

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Spring garden 2

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Spring garden

Gallery-Daylily photos

Daylilies


Contact Info

Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens
306 Hwy. 220 Trail
PO Box 107
South Amana, IA 52334
P:319-622-3800
rettigs@southslope.net
Lily Auction Username:Larryr

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