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Spring blooming bulbs are a durable addition to gardens

Talk of Iowa, hosted by Charity Nebbe

Horticulturists share the resilience and reliability of tulips, daffodils and other bulbs.

It’s almost time to plant spring-blooming bulbs. Horticulturists Aaron Steil and Cindy Haynes join Talk of Iowa Host Charity Nebbe to share a variety of bulbs to consider. Experts also answer listener questions about caring for amaryllis bulbs, overwintering native plants and more.


  • Aaron Steil, ISU Extension consumer horticulture specialist
  • Cindy Haynes, associate professor of horticulture at Iowa State University
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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.
Natalie Dunlap is a rising junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and minoring in gender, women's & sexuality studies. She is from Iowa City and in her free time enjoys getting coffee and reading downtown with friends.