General garden photos

White-leaved actinada

White-leaved Actinidia kolomikta

Watering can with Amazon Mist Sedge

Sedge 'Amazon Mist' (Carex comans)

Star Jasmine

A basket of Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides)

Poppy with foot

Nature-dwarfed poppy beside Wilma's foot

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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 (Hymenocallis festalis)

Orlaya

Orlaya grandiflora

Lespedeza Gibraltar

Lespedeza thunbergii 'Gibraltar'

Easter lilies and coleus

Easter lilies and foliage finery

Thunbergia grandiflora

Blue Trumpet Vine (Thunbergia grandiflora)

Spuria iris

Spuria iris

petunia raspberry blast

Petunia 'Raspberry Blast'

Lace Flower Episcia

Lace Flower Episcia (Alsobia dianthiflora)

Hosta plantaginea blossom

Hosta plantaginea blossom

Daylily Red Volunteer

Daylily 'Red Volunteer'

Foxglove volunteer

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea )

Coneflower Green envy

Coneflower 'Green Envy'

Double oriental lily

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 (Persicaria virginiana)

Vignette in pink

Vignette in pink

Salvia-ferns-white lespedeza

Salvia, ferns, white lespedeza (Lespedeza thunbergii 'Alba')

Siberian iris Super Ego

Siberian Iris 'Super Ego'

Tulipa sylvestris and Tulipa vvedenskyi

Sylvestris came to us from a Canadian forest and vvedenskyi comes originally from Russia.

Love-lies-bleeding

Love-Lies-Bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus)

Amarcrinum 'Howardii‘-Amaryllis+Crinum cross

Amarcrinum 'Howardii‘ (Amaryllis/Crinum cross)

Asparagus pyramidalis

Asparagus setaceus 'Pyramidalis'

Siamese kissing jacks close-up

"Siamese kissing jacks"

Cactus flower

Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia stricta)

Blue Impatiens namchabawensis2

Rare blue impatiens, Impatiens namchabawensis

Arisaema candidissimum4

Arisaema candidissimum

Calla Purple Wizzard 2

Rare double calla, 'Purple Wizzard'

Hydrangea Endless Summer2

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Endless Summer'

Calla closeup

Calla

Filipendula

Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula rubra)

Gomphrena Fireworks

Gomphrena globosa 'Fireworks'

Dianthus barbatus

Dianthus barbatus 'Heart Attack'

Dianthus spooky

Dianthus superbus 'Spooky'

Inula composite

Caucasian Elecampagne (Inula orientalis)

Magnolia seboldii

Siebold's Magnolia, Magnolia seboldii (blooms late spring; avoids frost danger in Iowa)

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Dwarf Blue-Bearded Iris 'Zipper'

Pea gravel fountain

No-wawa fountain

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Double Early Tulip 'Monsella'

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Fall cottage garden with garden namesake (cottage) in background; Ravenna Grass ((Saccharum ravennae) in bloom

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Brugmansia insignis 'Frosty Pink'

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Exuberant summer blooms in cottage garden

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Birdbath fountain planter

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Cobblestone walk edges one of our beds

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Flanders Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) and White Lace Flower (Orlaya grandiflora)

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Small water feature with stone face by George Carruth

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Bleeding-Heart Vine (Clerodendrum thomsoniae)

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Saffron Crocus (Crocus sativus)

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Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'

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Back patio

Main garden entrance

Main entrance to gardens

Tree Peony Shimanishiki

Paeonia suffruticosa 'Shimanishiki' (grows close to the street in our gardens 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 (Papaver rhoeas) in bloom

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Screen house with Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis ternifolia)

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Hydrangea hedge, Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

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Cottage garden with cottage at right

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Ravenna Grass (Saccharum ravennae) plumes will stretch to 15 feet

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Looking toward entrance to our gardens in the distance

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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 favorable, Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight's' white flower heads turn can 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 (Fritillaria rubra) in foreground

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Spring garden

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Spring garden

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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
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