Gardening Can Be Unpredictable

Welcome to Plant Exchange where we try to garden but it doesn’t always work out!  It’s the middle of April, and the spring weather is unsettled. Below is an idea which the writer implemented in mid-March. She planted three pots and waited. Crunchy pod snow peas are a favorite, but getting the garden ready soon … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

Tulip Festival Orange City, Iowa May 17, 18, and 19th “Where flowers bloom, so does hope!” Immerse in the Dutch heritage with tulips and other flowers in bloom, community dancers in authentic costumes, foods, shoe carving, quilt show, horse drawn trolleys, parade, carnival, arts and crafts, road race, cruise-in cars and antique tractors and more. … Continue reading

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Sioux City Garden Club Green Thumb Plant Sale Friday, May 11th Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3204 South Lakeport Locally grown plants at reasonable prices. The annual plant sale provides funds for grants for local gardening projects throughout the community.  

Regional Plant-Related Event

Yankton Community Library Science Club K – 5th graders May 17th, 3:00 – 4:45p.m. Yankton Community Library 515 Walnut St. Contact: Amanda Raiche, Youth Services Librarian    605.668.5276 Youth gardeners will learn what it takes to make a garden flourish. Youth will get to plant their own 5-gallon garden. Class led by Yankton County 4-H … Continue reading

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Yankton Seed Library class: “Non-Chemical Intervention for Bugs and Weeds” is the Yankton Seed Library free presentation by Missouri Valley Master Gardeners for May 8th at the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut St. The class is offered in the Meeting Room of the library at 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Weed … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day April 15th

Welcome to Plant Exchange participation in “Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.” Garden bloggers across the United States and in other countries post what’s in bloom each 15th day of the month. Plant Exchange is located in South Dakota on the Northern Plains and is USDA Zone 4-5a in our region. This is what it looks like … Continue reading

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South Dakota State Horticultural Society Spring Workshop on Bulbs April 21st Plains Dining and Recreation 960 4th St Huron, SD 8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Speaker: Brent Heath of Virginia, owner of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, will speak on several bulb topics, including bulbs as companion plants, tulips, pest resistant bulbs, and lilies. Workshop is … Continue reading

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“Ready, Set, Grow!” Sat. May 5, 8:30 – 2:00 The Coteau Prairie Master Gardeners’ 4th annual free seminar “Ready, Set, Grow!” is Sat. May 5, at the Codington County Expo Building (1910 W. Kemp Ave.) in Watertown. The theme “Right Plant, Right Place” will be featured.  The event will be in the North Expo; use … Continue reading

Early Spring in the Greenhouse Video

Welcome to Plant Exchange where we share about plants of the Northern Plains and people who grow them.  It’s April 13th and the forecast is for snow tonight. But in our little greenhouse, we wanted to show you what plants are doing. Only harvest available so far is this kale. Please join us in the … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

Plant Sale Fundraiser Offers Diverse, Affordable Plants Minnehaha Master Gardeners is excited to announce our annual plant sale event. This fundraising event is designed to provide the community with a wide variety of beautiful plants at a low cost. The plant sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, May 12 … Continue reading