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

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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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ImageKatg
Dec 9, 2010 12:47 PM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
Larry:

Your garden is an absolute masterpiece! What a fascinating home and location and I just admire the love, thought and heart that has gone into it all. I also enjoyed the video and the story of the border rocks! Smiling Thank you so much for the tour!

ImageLarryR
Dec 9, 2010 3:24 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
You're most welcome. Kat. Thank you for your kind and enthusiastic comments! I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. I didn't realize that the love, thought, and heart was that obvious! Smiling
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/
Imagequilter5
Dec 9, 2010 6:40 PM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
It most certainly is obvious. What a delight to see when the temps here are below 20 and the wind is howling....Thank you..
ImageLarryR
Dec 10, 2010 7:25 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Hi Barb! Thanks for your kind comment. We've had the same conditions here in Iowa for the past several days. Now we're bracing for the first blizzard of the season, with wind gusts to 60 mph tomorrow night! Oh well, I'll just hole up in our indoor garden. (http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/760/)
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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