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Garden Variety, hosted by Charity Nebbe

When we consider adding new plants to our landscape we don't often consider medium-sized shrubs. Jeff Isles, department chair of horticulture at Iowa State University joins host Charity Nebbe to define shrubs and offer a few recommendations.

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  • Jeff Isles, professor and chair, department of horticulture, Iowa State University
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Aaron Steil is a Consumer Horticulture Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. Aaron contributes his expertise to the Garden Variety podcast and newsletter and to Talk of Iowa's Horticulture Day program.