Regional Plant-Related Event

Presentation:       “Growing the Captive Mind” Presenter:      Joe Hoffman, Vocational Training Instructor at Yankton Federal Prison Camp When:                   Tuesday March 28th, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Where:                 Pavilion auditorium on the Avera Hospital campus, West 4th St.,     … Continue reading

Petunia Plant Tips

Lisa Kortan, City of Yankton Forester, also selects annuals for use in planters and flowerbeds around Yankton each growing season. She looks for plant varieties that are attractive, tolerate a wide range of conditions and require little extra care. Comments from other professionals and the public let her know that picks from last summer were … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

“Composting for Fuel”   Free March 14th Yankton Seed Library class 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. or 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Yankton Community Library meeting room 515 Walnut St. See “Yankton Seed Library” Facebook page for more information.

Best 2016 Trial Plants at McCrory Gardens

Want to see annuals that performed best at McCrory Gardens last season? Dr. David Graper, South Dakota State University Extension horticulturist has trialed annuals at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, South Dakota for many years. See the annuals that performed best last season at the “IGrow South Dakota State University” website. Here is the link to … Continue reading

It’s Not Just Dirt

Soil in which you grow plants is vital to a thriving plant. Replacing the soil might seem to be the remedy for compacted soil, lack of topsoil, or contaminated soil. In fact, for plants to thrive, they need the network of microbes such as bacteria, fungi, and tiny animals that help supply the plants with … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) seeks input on a survey from commercial producers of fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, hops, nursery crops, and flowers, as well as producers of honey, processed goods, specialty types of poultry, meats, grains or dairy. The organization wants to better understand and describe the economic impact of specialty crops and … Continue reading

Butterfly Weed 2017 Perennial of the Year

  This week at Plant Exchange, we feature a plant that grows well, once established, in gardens of the region. It’s a low maintenance perennial that attracts lots of pollinators. Cheery orange of butterfly weed attracts humans and pollinators to our gardens. Dr. David Graper, horticulturalist at South Dakota State University, shares information about a … Continue reading

Why Isn’t My Houseplant Thriving?

At Plant Exchange, we find some of our houseplants are challenged by lack of sunlight, low humidity and uneven temperatures. While some of our houseplants have problems, this favorite continues to thrive, even under reduced light and other winter conditions. Dr. David Graper, horticulturalist at South Dakota State University, suggests how to find out what’s … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

PENNINGTON COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS SPRING FEVER 2017 Saturday, March 4, 2017 Day of plant-related events including short talks, door prizes and silent auction. Visit Welcome tab for more information, additional registration forms and updates, For other questions, contact Joe Hillberry at or phone 348-1322