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Propagating Plants In The Home Garden

Adventitious Roots of Magnolia
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A magnolia stem cutting has been coaxed to form new roots, and is now a complete plant.

Plantlife is resilient and endlessly diverse. A perfect example? The many different methods that can be used for plant propagation.

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with horticulturists Aaron Steil and Grant Thompson from Iowa State University about cuttings, layering, grafting and other kinds of propagation. They also answer listener questions about the plants in home gardens and landscapes.

Guests:
Aaron Steil, assistant director of Reiman Gardens in Ames
Grant Thompson, assistant professor of horticulture at Iowa State University

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katherine Perkins is IPR's Program Director for News and Talk