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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day– August 15th

Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog in South Dakota, USDA Zone 4-5a, most of the time. Warm and cool spring, hot and dry summer and now more temperate days, plants in our raised beds are adapting this season! ‘Pow Wow’ Echinacea grows as a perennial here from seed. Once established it comes back well. It grew … Continue reading

A Look at Our Container Plants

Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog. This week features a look at our container plants. Today is August 11th, a mild summer day with highs in the 70’s and lows in the 60’s. This is quite appreciated after weeks of very hot weather. Join us in the video below to see how container plants are doing … Continue reading

Flowers for Shrine Visitors

Welcome to our weekly Plant Exchange Blog. We enjoy plants and learn from the people who grow them. Flowers have many purposes. One of the unique uses of flowers is as accents for the grounds around the House of Mary Shrine, along Highway 52 west of Yankton, South Dakota. All visitors are welcome to visit … Continue reading

Duke Gardens–What’s in Common?

Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog on the Northern Plains, where we feature plants and people who grow them. For some people drawn to plants, visiting a public garden in a new town is a way to get to know more about the people of the area. Our own region has as much in common with … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, July 15

Welcome to Plant Exchange blog. Today we’re celebrating Garden Bloggers Bloom Day for July! We celebrate around the United States and in other countries. In South Dakota, USDA Zone 4-5a, we are in the midst of a hot, dry summer. At Plant Exchange blog we looked around us for the beauty of these days. The … Continue reading

Grow Plants Well So They Produce Well

Vegetable and flower gardens are growing, but there’s always a spot that could use a second planting, such as space that opens after radishes are done in hot weather. LaDawn Remington of Yankton is an experienced gardener who shares how she grows plants from seed so they are healthy and yield produce. This is a … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, June, 2017

Welcome to June Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! Here at Plant Exchange Blog in South Dakota, we celebrate what is blooming around us. Spring brings many colors. One of our favorites at Plant Exchange is yellow. So these are samples of what we see yellow at the moment in late spring. Coreopsis is a common and … Continue reading

Another Look at Spring

Spring is a busy time for garden procrastinators at Plant Exchange. Now, by the calendar and by daily temperatures, summer is near.  For now, let’s cherish the colors of spring a moment longer. Containers of potted bulbs have been cold-treated to bloom in season outdoors. They added color at the Henry Doorley Zoo in Omaha … Continue reading

Controlling Weeds in Perennial Beds

Welcome to Plant Exchange! We’re indoors much of the day this week with the first heat wave of spring. This is some of what June is made for:  A country outing. Fine tuning an old friend. A couple of geese and their kid out with a friend. Not for weeds! Alas; procrastination is why I’m … Continue reading

It’s June

  Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog. A new month in growing season is here! Around us we see beautiful gardens at the local community garden. Beans up, potatoes growing and  many transplants in. In fact, that thinking ahead was the inspiration of this harvest photo. But here at Plant Exchange, it’s time to be realistic. … Continue reading