Not Your Ordinary Garden Design

Welcome to Plant Exchange where we share about plants and the people who grow them. This week’s topic was a happy find. The program for the International Master Gardener Conference in Council Bluffs last September overflowed with horticulture information. I attended the Piet Oudolf, plant designer session by mistake. Piet Oudolf, who lives in the … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Events

YOU ARE INVITED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOPS PRODUCTION SD LOCAL FOODS CONFERENCE Pre-Conference Session HOPS 101 November 3, 2016 Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell, SD Technical Center Room #126 8:00 – 8:30 – Registration 8:30 – 9:00 Welcome 9:00 – 10:00 – Dr. Cheryl Boyer, Kansas State University (via DDN) – Online marketing and social … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day October 15th

Welcome to our weekly Plant Exchange Blog about plants and people who grow them. Today, and around the 15th of each month is “Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.” We show you what illustrates the beauty of plants at this time. In South Dakota we are in USDA Zone 4-5a, and some would say a wider range … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Events

2016 South Dakota Local Foods Conference is scheduled for Nov. 4-5 in Mitchell. Keynote speaker, Daniel Halsey, a professional permaculture and agro-ecosystems designer, is offering a pre-conference workshop on Nov. 3 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST on ‘Permaculture and Perennial Crop Systems Design.’ During this class participants will initiate design work for their … Continue reading

Mums the Word

Welcome to our weekly Plant Exchange. We’re enjoying the color in trees and grasses and thinking there should be more fall color in our yard. There’s this mum problem. Color looks fine in containers in the front yard. They’re ready to brighten the yard for the weekend the moment you buy them. The price of … Continue reading

End of Summer Plant Tips

Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog. We share weekly about plants of the greater region and people who grow them. One of our fall favorites in our region is the perennial aster. Pollinators like these plants too. This year asters began blooming in August instead of September. We’re sure we have more summer left, but some … Continue reading