Why Aren't My Flowers Blooming?

Jun 5, 2015

Why won’t my flowers bloom? They used to.

That’s a question that many gardeners are faced with at some point. Aaron Steil, program manager for Reiman Gardens in Ames, says it’s important to remember that gardens aren’t static. Sometimes spaces that were once full sun can become partial shade.

“Occasionally you’ll see this clump of iris that just won’t produce flowers anymore. Some gardners forget that sometimes our gardeners change. Take a step back and look at it with new eyes," he says.

During this hour of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Steil. Richard Jauron, a horticulture expert from Iowa State University Extension also joins the show to answer listener questions.