Fall for Cyclone colors


Photo by Christopher Gannon.

The Hughes Conservatory at Reiman Gardens is awash with cardinal and gold colors to kick off autumn and the Cyclone football season.

"Cardinal & Gold" is the latest exhibition showcasing Reiman Gardens' 2016 theme, Color. Fall garden mums, ornamental millets, coleus, flowering kale, bromeliads and dwarf red grasses are juxtaposed among the conservatory's permanent trees and plants to help usher in fall.

Cyclone fans also will take note of two, 10-foot-tall Cyclone pride sculptures and fountains, rising from the center flowerbed. Other Iowa State items scattered throughout the exhibit reflect a tailgating motif, complete with planted grills, flags, pillows, Cyclone-themed strings of lights, and cardinal and gold containers.

"Cardinal & Gold" is on display through Nov. 13. Reiman Gardens is open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sept. 5 (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. after Labor Day). General admission fees apply.