Garden Bloggers Bloom Day May 15th

Welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day at Plant Exchange!

Spring has arrived in South Dakota. We are USDA Zone 4 – 5a and the cool, wet spring yields beautiful flowers. We invite you to see a few of our May blooming plants.

The northern magnolia bloomed late and quickly but we cherished the blooms.


Daffodils grow well here and seem to be deer and rabbit resistant.


Native plums dot many wild places.


Redbud trees are an edge-of-zone beauty, especially in a wet spring.


Lilacs are a favorite flower for Mother’s Day.


Flower and birds go together. The birds are busy around us in spring. Eagles usually have more secluded nests, but this social eagle has a post position in a tall cottonwood tree by the lake at Lewis & Clark Recreation Area.


Thanks for visiting Plant Exchange. We feature plants of the Northern Plains and people who grow them. We hope you’ll enjoy other posts here too. When you’re ready to see what’s in bloom around the United States and in other countries, the next step is to go to Indianapolis, IN to visit May Dreams Gardens. Look there for the May 15thpost, and at the end, you will see many bloggers ready to show you what’s in bloom there. Here’s the link:






2 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers Bloom Day May 15th

  1. Wow, things really are late there. What is a Northern magnolia? Also, do you happen to know what species of plum that is? They are not easy to keep track of. You know how it is when botanists disagree on names and such.

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