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Exploring Iowa Gardens Of The Past

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Courtesy of Beth Cody
Beth Cody's latest book "Iowa Gardens of the Past: Lost & Historic Gardens of Iowa 1850-1980" includes hundreds of images, including vintage postcards.

When you think about stunning formal gardens the images that come to mind might transport you to Europe. If you think about American gardens maybe you think of some of the grand estates on the east coast or gorgeous west coast gardens, where anything will grow.

Midwest gardens, Iowa gardens in particular, don’t get a lot of attention. However, Beth Cody wants to change that. She is a dedicated gardener who blogs at gardenfancy.blogspot.com and her latest book is "Iowa Gardens of the Past: Lost and Historical Gardens of Iowa: 1850-1980."

Guests:

  • Beth Cody, author, "Iowa Gardens of the Past: Lost & Historic Gardens of Iowa 1850-1980"
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Rick Brewer is a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River