On this Horticulture Day edition of Talk of Iowa Charity Nebbe speaks with Richard Jauron, Iowa State University Extension Horticulturist, and Cindy Haynes, Associate Professor of Horticulture at Iowa State University about caring for plants indoors during the winter months. They discuss holiday plants, traditional house plants and outdoor plants that can be over wintered in the home. Bringing plants in from outdoors can pose some challenges.
"You want to inspect your plants very carefully," Haynes says. "Because ideally if you can wash them off, if there are any kinds of insects, you can keep them outside and just bring in the plant."
Later in the hour, Mark Vitosh, DNR District Forester, joins Jauron and Haynes to answer questions from listeners.