Article: A Field Gardener: Enlightening

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Image A Field Gardener
By Larry Rettig on February 23, 2012

Peonies are particularly popular pass-alongs, not only because they’re beautiful in bloom, but also because they’re extremely tough and long-lived. Of particular note among these peonies is an early red one called the Double Fern Leaf Peony (Paeonia tenuifolia 'Rubra Flora Plena'). Its leaves are unique to the peony world, as its name implies. So how did so many of these peonies find their way to seven villages in Iowa?

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ImageSharon
Feb 24, 2012 12:58 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
What a great article. Amazing what we can learn from one enterprising person, a lesson in business, a lesson in diligence and a lesson in love. What a well rounded man he was.

Thanks Larry.
I loved this story.
ImageLarryR
Feb 25, 2012 11:39 AM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Thanks, Sharon. I'm glad you enjoyed the article. I keep thinking how nice it would have been if those values had survived the succession of owners.
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/
Linda_Iowa
Mar 2, 2012 3:40 PM CST
Name: Linda Hinzman
Cedar Rapids, IA
Thanks Larry - another informative and well written article.

ImageLarryR
Mar 2, 2012 8:43 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Thanks, Linda. Great to hear from you!
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/

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