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What To Look For While Shopping For New Plants

Nicole Baster

While planting season is on the horizon, many gardening shops across the state are stocked up and enticing their shoppers with an array of plants.

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with Iowa State University Horticulturist Cindy Haynes and Aaron Steil of Reiman Gardens for a guide to plant sales and how to spot a strong, healthy plant to take home.


  • Aaron Steil, assistant director of Reiman Gardens in Ames
  • Cindy Haynes, associate professor of horticulture, Iowa State University
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Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa