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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

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      

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

Gardening With the Masters Annual Spring Event Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Schroeder Auditorium at Sanford USD Medical Center Sioux Falls, SD Minnehaha Master Gardeners are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Gardening With the Masters Annual Spring Event!  We have a fantastic line-up of six great … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day Feb 15th

Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog at USDA Zone 4-5a. In mid-February, It’s 5 degrees F. today, cloudy, with a chance of snow. Indoors the herbaceous perennial African violet has had continuous blooms for the past month. The African violet genus Saintpauliahas about 20 species and is not a violet. It originated in the tropics of … Continue reading

Plant Bits

It’s a cold day in the Dakotas, but a great day to do catch up reading here at Plant Exchange Blog. These are some garden-related topics on attracting more butterflies in the yard, like this monarch on Agastache. Also there’s an item on free leaf mulch, attracting more kinds of birds and a possible perennial … Continue reading