Article: Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens Tour: Superb!

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By Larry Rettig on December 8, 2010

Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens, owned by Larry and Wilma Rettig, South Amana, Iowa, has been featured in local and national publications, on the Internet, and is listed with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., in its Archives of American Gardens. Larry and Wilma grow over 300 varieties of flowers, trees, shrubs, and vegetables. Since 1986, they have maintained a seed bank that preserves vegetable varieties brought from Germany to the Amana Villages during the 1850s.

Come on in! You are invited to visit the gardens and take a self-guided tour. Be sure to check out Larry's garden photography following the tour.

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ImageZanymuse
Dec 8, 2010 2:23 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Amazing, admirable, beautiful, best, breathtaking, choice, elegant, exquisite, fantastic, fine, glorious, gorgeous, grand, great, lofty, magnificent, majestic, marvelous, matchless, optimal, optimum, outstanding, resplendent, splendid, splendiferous, splendorous, standout, stunning, sublime, super, superior, superlative, terrific, unrivaled, very best, wonderful ....I am sure I left out a few but I think I got my message across. I love your gardens!
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ImageLarryR
Dec 8, 2010 7:18 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Wow, Brenda, you definitely made my day! Thanks for your enthusiastic response. Thumbs up

You have an open invitation to come visit the gardens anytime during the growing season. Bring friends. Bring family. I mean that sincerely.
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.


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ImageZanymuse
Dec 8, 2010 7:40 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Larry, if I ever get the chance to travel I will make sure that your gardens are on the itinerary. I would feel like a queen to stroll through such beauty.
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