February 10, 1995

All-America Selections Winners

Three flowers have been chosen as All-America winners this year. The AAS Bedding Plant Award goes to 'Celebrity Chiffon Morn' petunia. The 2-1/2 inch pastel pink blooms are an improved multiflora type called floribunda. Reports from garden trials say this variety has heat, drought and severe weather tolerance. When planted in full sun, 'Celebrity Chiffon Morn' may grow 24 inches tall and wide. For a solid mass of color, space plants 6 to 12 inches apart in the flower bed. The closer spacing of 6 inches will produce earlier flowering.

Reiman Gardens Update

A new and exciting event unfolding at Iowa State University is the construction of the new Reiman Gardens. The project began early in 1993 when publisher and alum Roy Reiman and his wife Bobbi gave a $1.3 million gift to Iowa State University to move the Horticulture Gardens from its current 3/4 acre site to a nine acre location south of ISU Cyclone Stadium. Construction of the first phase of the Reiman Gardens began late last summer and will be completed by May of this year.