McNay Research and Demonstration Farm
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. 1062.