Home demonstration gardens were located at nine sites across the state. The objective of the garden was to grow diverse plants in order to display and compare a wide variety of vegetables and flowers. The 2005 garden included a continental garden, summer squash, marigolds, basil, and black-eyed Susans. The continental garden included domesticated plants from four continental areas: Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas.
Iowa State University
Haynes, Cynthia L., "2005 Home Demonstration Gardens" (2006). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 1048.