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Tropical Beauties Thrive In An Iowa Summer

As summer starts to heat up in Iowa, tropical plants are thriving in yards and gardens.

In this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with horticulturists Aaron Steil and Cindy Haynes about the tropical plants that love a hot and humid Iowa summer.


  • Aaron Steil, assistant director, Reiman Gardens, Ames
  • Cindy Haynes, associate professor of horticulture, ISU
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Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katherine Perkins is IPR's Program Director for News and Talk