Regional Plant-Related Event

Siouxland Garden Show South Sioux City, Nebraska Friday, April 5th 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturda,y April 6th 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Delta Hotels Center, 385 E. 4th St. $5.00 admission, Children under 12 free Horticulture sessions, Winter Farmers’ Market, garden vendors, Master Gardeners, Childrens play area More information: SiouxlandGardenShow.org

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–March 15th

Purple Shamrock is one of the clover symbols of good luck because of its leaf shape. But, no blarney!  Oxalis triangularis is a look-alike! A sham, only resembling the good luck charm. The three trifoliate leaflets are attached to the petiole that appear to be a stem but are not. Leaflets fold at the central vein … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

Couteau Prairie Master Gardeners Ready, Set, Grow 1910 W. Kemp Ave., Watertown, South Dakota Saturday, April 13th 8:30 a.m. Registration, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Speakers See “Couteau Prairie Master Gardeners’ Facebook page for speaker and other information.  

New Seeds Gardeners Might Try

Maybe this spring you’d like to try a few new seeds for the garden. With the energy building for the new season, we’d like to make smart choices. All-America Selections (AAS) is a non-profit organization that asks horticulture professionals to field test new flower and vegetable seeds throughout the country. Our region is called the … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Events

“How and Why to Add Natives to Your Home Gardens” with Michelle Biodrowski, Pottawattamie County Conservation Naturalist and president of Iowa Prairie Network‘s board of directors, will present at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Sioux City Public Library. Sponsors: Loess Hills Wild Ones Healing the Earth one yard at a time. https://www.facebook.com/LoessHillsWildOnes      

Add to Enjoyment With Plants

Evergreens planted so you can see them from indoors, like this upright mugo pine Pinus mugo ‘Tannenbaum’, are a pleasing contrast on a snowy day.  Today we’ll consider a few common indoor plants that flourish in enough sunlight on the Northern Plains. Boston fern stays full and green in a Southern exposure. It receives a … Continue reading

Days of Solitude

One of the features of the Northern Plains is days of solitude. I started a stroll around the yard, feeling the burden of a snowy day. There lay the outline of yarrow in snow I had hadn’t noticed all winter. Silent birdhouse by one of the deer trails. Snow is heavy on the spruce, but … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

“Brighten Your Landscape with Amazing Containers” is the Spring Fling topic sponsored by Missouri Valley Master Gardeners at the Avera Sacred Heart Pavilion Auditorium on Tuesday, March 26th, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Presenter Cindy Jungman is a Master Gardener from Hartford, South Dakota who plants more than a hundred containers a year with more than … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

Red Road Herbs Stanton, Nebraska 2019 Winter Workshops & Classes Beginning Herbalist Workshop  Saturday – March 16 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. * Workshops are a convenient combination of all three classes in one day and include catered lunch. Classes and workshops include take-home samples. Individual Classes – 1 date for each class Herbal Oils & … Continue reading