Special Guest Today: Everdina Butler - (Almost) Retired Greenhouse Grower, Everdina's Greenhouses Ottumwa, IA.

If you'd like to buy from her on Ebay search for "gardener4ever62"

Spring has sprung in Aaron's yard!

Snowdrops (Glanthus nivalis) are blooming today!  Its the first sign of spring after a LONG winter!

This Week at Reiman Gardens

A new display will be installed in the Hughes Conservatory in April featuring Aquaponics.  This is growing plant hydroponically with fish in the system.  Learn more here.  Below are a few drawings of what the display will look like!

 

Fruit Tree Spray Guide

Often great looking apples require some advance care against insects and disease pressures, such as apple scab. 

Fungicides must be applied before you see a problem.  Here is a schedule from the University of Minnesota to help with the timing!

Here is another more in-depth resource from Iowa State University

A trip for your "Bucket List"

Keukenhof - AMAZING bulb displays!

Everdina's Favorite Plants!

Below is a list of just a few of the plants Everdina mentioned on today's show!

Fritillaria persica - Persian Lily (bulb)

Huernia zebrina  - Lifesaver Plant

Senecio rowleyanus - String of Pearls

Pelargonium - Scented Geraniums

Camassia leichtlinii - Camass

Crassula muscosa - Watch Chain

Pistia stratiotes - Water Lettuce

Wood Use Options for Ash in Areas with Emerald Ash Borer

Several callers asked about Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) today.  Here is some information about what the experts are recommending for the use of those ash trees removed because of EAB.