Recently I visited a popular public garden near Iowa State University. As you walk in the main gate, you are greeted by several large statutes.
Several bottle trees were inside the main building.
The are quite fun. Short pieces of rebar are welded to a long rebar piece and the bottles are placed upside down on the rebar (which is used to reinforce concrete).
Here's Iowa's official flower - the wild rose.
I liked this bronze sun dial.
This whale is made out of willow. He is pretty big and even has a large tail.
These colorful small turbines are promoting wind energy.
My goodness! What do we have here??!?
This was very peaceful. I liked this.
An old gate makes a nice decoration in a flower garden.
Lots of water features are found throughout the gardens. The sound of water is very soothing.
There are thousands of daisies in one part of the gardens.
This is a creative use of a livestock water tank!
Here's a little girl catching fireflies. Don't you love the jar? In Iowa, a favorite past time is going out at dusk and catching fireflies. You put them in a glass jar and you have a lantern.
The gardens have lots and lots of flowers. But I enjoyed some of the non-flower features a lot, too.
Take care and thanks for stopping by.