Tag : Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

A Glance Into the Past Year and Looking Forward To The New Year

A Glance Into the Past Year and Looking Forward To The New Year

As 2016 comes to a close, I looked back at all the wonderful places I was able to visit this year. In January I was able to attend the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition and I was in heaven! Houseplants everywhere! We even were given barrettes for our hair with succulents.

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The Gardener’s Show House

The Gardener’s Show House

I loved the conservatory at The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, but my favorite area was the Gardener’s Show House. As I mentioned before, the show house was designed by Elvin McDonald. It was opened in 2007 and I think you will see how special it is. I love the use

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The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

I wrote about traveling to Des Moines to meet Elvin McDonald earlier and now I want to show you the meeting place-The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. The garden was a dream in 1929, but the stock market crash the same year put the dream on hold. On hold until it opened

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Meeting Elvin

Meeting Elvin

I have, for many years, wanted to meet Elvin McDonald. Who is that, you may ask. Yet, if you like houseplants, as I am assuming you do, since you are reading this blog, you have to know who Elvin McDonald is. He has written over 75 books, many of them

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