Since 1996, K & K Gardens has been offering Northeast Iowa the largest selection of new and unusual perennials, annuals, woody ornamentals, water garden plants, water garden equipment, accessories, garden gifts, tools, and an incredible selection of hosta.
K & K Gardens has nearly one acre of enchanting perennial gardens displaying endless ideas for all levels of the gardening enthusiast.
Located on the southern edge of Northeast Iowa's rolling hills in the small community of Hawkeye, Iowa, this retail nursery has been referred to as a "must see" destination for every gardener.
Hawkeye is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Decorah, Iowa, 50 miles North of Waterloo, Iowa, 25 miles east of New Hampton, Iowa and 45 miles west of Marquette, Iowa.
If traveling to Hawkeye on Highway 18, please follow the blue directional signs posted at the intersection of US Highway 18 and County Road W-14.
For a detailed map and directions, click 'Get Directions' in the upper right corner of our web page.
This west coast creation features an interesting round, puckered, intensely cupped-shaped leaf. In fact, no other hosta boasts such deeply cupped leaves. White medium bell-shaped flowers in June to July. This is a distinct cultivar, great as a specimen plant. Large.
Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' takes the spotlight as the 2014 Perennial Plant of the Year™ awarded by the Perennial Plant Association©.
Roy Diblik of Northwind Perennial Farm introduced Panicum virgatum 'Northwind' in the early 1990s. It came from seed he collected in 1982 near railroad tracks off of Highway 25 in South Elgin, Illinois. As the seedlings grew, Roy noticed one unusual plant growing upright, rather than arching, with beautiful blue-green leaves.
Roy says this about his find: "I think the habit of this plant with its distinct upright growth habit, its durable lifestyle, and appreciated architectural essence has helped it find a welcomed place in many gardens. This is one of uncountable naturally occurring hybrids that occur with all native plants…we just need to keep our eyes open."
We congratulate Mr. Diblik for his keen eye, and for offering 'Northwind' to the gardening world.
Northwood is drought tolerant and not finicky about soil conditions. It also tolerates wet feet, making it a stylish choice for rain gardens. The foliage turns brilliant gold in fall, and like most switchgrasses, it is very tough and adapable. 'Northwind' is also a good choice for smaller mixed plantings, where it will provide upright, visual accent.
Dwarf, rounded shrub with dense foliage. Lacy, rich green leaf color is retained year-round. Useful as a low hedge or in foundation plantings. Especially useful in areas where space is limited. Nice lush, and thick evergreen.
One of K&K's favorite for a slow grower, and hard specimen in the winter landscape.
For your convenience, you can purchase K&K Garden Gift Cards online!
Cards arrive in a garden decor' gift box, and are ready to be gifted. Our Gift Cards can be purchased for any amount, arrive within 2-3 days of purchase, and never expire. K&K Gift Cards are always appreciated by the special person in your life!
Raise money for your non-profit without selling ANYTHING!
K&K Gardens will donate 10% of all purchases during May 2014, to your non-profit. Really?
It is simple. Register your non-profit with K&K Gardens before April 1st. The non-profit will be listed on our website, with a Give & Grow PDF brochure. Tell everyone possible, to shop at K&K Gardens during May. Upon making any purchases at K&K during May, hand the cashier your non-profit PDF brochure, and K&K will direct 10% of each purchase to YOUR non-profit. The number of purchases, or uses of the PDF brochure by one person is NOT limited. Use the brochure every time you make a purchase during May, and your non-profit makes money!
The more people you tell (by making copies, emailing, texting, FB, IM, etc), the more money your non-profit earns.
K&K Gardens has donated over $25,000 to non-profits through the Give & Grow fundraising program since it's inception.
Contact us to enroll your non-profit into this simple fundraiser option, offered by K&K Gardens.
Get paid for shopping at K&K Gardens! For every $50.00 you spend, receive $5 in K&K Greenbacks.
This incredible loyalty program is simple. We keep track of your purchases during April through July. This total is divided by $50, and we pay you $5 for every $50 you spent in the form of K&K Greenbacks.
K&K Greenbacks will be sent to you the first week in August. They can only be redeemed during the months of August and September of the same year.
Greenbacks CAN be used in addition, or with advertised sales, discounts, or promotions; allowing you an even greater discount.