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Jun
5
2016

2016 Iowa Garden Rendezvous

To Conifer Society members and other plant enthusiasts of Iowa and the surrounding area. It’s time to make plans to attend the annual IOWA GARDEN RENDEZVOUS. The rendezvous is scheduled this year for Sunday, June 5th, 2016, starting at 10:30 am.  If you are interested in attending, please complete the registration form and return it to Gary Whittenbaugh.  For questions about the Rendezvous or a copy of the registration form, contact Gary at: 625 3rd Ave. SW Oelwein, Iowa 50662, phone (319) 283-3050 or email franmara@mchsi.com.

For those of you not familiar with the event, this is our 17 annual Iowa Rendezvous. It is an informal gathering to meet each other, talk about plants, visit gardens, take pictures, see new plants, get ideas and just have an all-around good time. Wow, 17 years since we have been holding these rendezvous in Iowa!  Much has happened in the conifer world in those seventeen years. We plan to see some of the gardens of that very first Rendezvous. For those that were here at that first Rendezvous you will want to attend and see the changes and you first-timers are in for a real treat.  Everyone should come to see this; Gary has gone off the deep end and has really gotten into miniature conifers and rock garden plants – the perfect Conifer Companion! There are a lot of unusual plants to see, at Franmara (Gary & Tom) and neighbors Jeff and Lynn Bartels gardens there are over 1000 plants of which about 350 are conifers. SO DON’T MISS THIS RENDEZVOUS!

Picture is from the first Rendezvous: Tom & Gary Whittenbaugh, Dennis Hermsen & Chub Harper
Picture is from the first Rendezvous: Tom & Gary Whittenbaugh, Dennis Hermsen & Chub Harper

 

 

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