Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Visiting Harmony House Greenhouse

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I was needing a little color pick-me-up after a few drab days of weather.  So I stopped by one of my favorite greenhouses – the Harmony House greenhouse at 2950 West Shaulis Road in Waterloo (just a few miles west of the Arboretum!).   The beautiful foliage plants, warm temperature and fresh soil smell is exactly what I needed to perk up my week!

Look at these stunning poinsettias I found:


I’m always drawn first to the classic red poinsettia – nothing says the holiday season quite like that bright red!  These plants aren’t the flimsy poinsettias you might find at local big box stores – they are full and healthy!


The red with white specks is playful.  A few of these would look stunning under the Christmas tree or on a mantle with greens.


It was difficult to get good photos of the final two varieties available for sale.  The above is a light pink and below has shades of dark maroon.  The coloring on the dark maroon was so striking that the leaves almost look fake!


These photos hardly do the poinsettias justice!  You all will have to go visit for yourself!  All poinsettias are on sale for $10.00 each.  The greenhouse has restricted hours this winter, so please call ahead to make sure they are open.  Ask for Kelly or Koral in the greenhouse319-234-4495 .

Note:  Harmony House Health Care Center is a full care facility specializing in the treatment of traumatic brain injury of all types, chronic respiratory failure, and adults with special needs who require a structured living environment. The center’s greenhouse, managed by Kelly Conrad and Koral Sienknect, has been a long time partner of the Arboretum.  Please help us support this wonderful facility.



See you in the gardens.


Written by cedarvalleyarboretum

December 8, 2011 at 6:31 am

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