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Our One-of-a-Kind Garden

Gardening is sustainable when it supplies the irreplaceable taste of sun-ripened tomatoes at your place this summer. As well as yielding other benefits, gardening is also a creative expression. Even planting a seed catalog pre-planned garden where no flowers grew before! Our own creative garden, no matter its form or size, expresses something about us. … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

Siouxland Garden Show goes digital. The free speaker presentations from the canceled Siouxland Garden Show will be live using Zoom every Friday in April. Thanks to Iowa State University Extension for letting us know! There will be no charge for our digital version this year. We wanted to find a way to still provide research-based garden … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day March 15th

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day tribute to the Irish and all! Plant Exchange Blog has a camellia in bloom for you on Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! We wish you the best in the year ahead. Enjoy your browse by topic or individual post here at Plant Exchange Blog. When ready to see what Carol Michel in … Continue reading

Regional Plant Related Event

Spring Fling is canceled due the concerns for the public.   Missouri Valley Master Gardeners of the Yankton, South Dakota area  host 2020 Spring Fling  Chris Schlenker of McCrory Gardens in Brookings presents “New Plant Varieties & Trial Review at McCrory Gardens”  See and hear about some of the newest annuals from zinnias to tomatoes, … Continue reading

Regional Plant Related Event

The event is canceled due to concern for the virus.   Minnehaha County Master Gardeners Gardening with the Masters 2020 Spring Event Saturday, April 18, 2020 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Schroeder Auditorium at Sanford USD Medical Center 1305 W 18th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57117 Featuring Mary Holm, host of Pioneer Public TV’s “Prairie … Continue reading

Regional Plant Related Event

This event has been canceled due to concern for the virus.   Dakota Prairie Master Gardeners Yard and Garden Workshop Lunch/Activities/Silent Auction/Potting table (how-to demo) Saturday, April 4, 2020 Registration, lunch and all activities $25 9a – 3p St. Lawrence Community Church in St. Lawrence, SD (near Miller, SD) For more information contact:

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day February 15th

Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog! We’re USDA Zone 4-5a on the Northern Plains, currently emerging from yesterday’s frigid Arctic winds. Before noon the temperature is above freezing and may climb to 40 degrees F. Not bad for mid-February. The vase of roses in bloom is from a celebration of Valentine’s Day. No other blooms in … Continue reading

Not Yet Spring Thaw

A receding Arctic blast reminds us that Spring thaw is many weeks away. It’s evident when trying to retrieve a bit of last season’s potting soil for a houseplant. It’s stored outdoors. Not only is the loose potting soil frozen solid, but the scoop is hard frozen in the mixture too! We can still think … Continue reading