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Garden Variety, hosted by Charity Nebbe

Early spring blossoms have faded, and now it’s time for peonies, bearded irises and other flowers to step into the spotlight.

On this episode of Garden Variety, Charity and ISU horticulturists Aaron Steil and Cindy Haynes discuss best practices forcaring for peonies and irises. They also share their other favorite spring blooming perennials.


  • Aaron Steil, consumer horticulture specialist, Iowa State University Extension
  • Cindy Haynes, professor of Horticulture at Iowa State University

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Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Zachary Oren Smith is a reporter covering Eastern Iowa
Katherine Perkins is IPR's Program Director for News and Talk