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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–January 15th

Welcome to the January 15th Garden Bloggers Bloom Day at Plant Exchange Blog. Here in South Dakota, the outdoor temperature is -1 degree Fahrenheit now and is not expected to reach Zero today. Indoors, we’re toasty warm and have several plants in bloom to show you. Christmas cactus began to bloom a couple of weeks … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

Yankton Seed Library presents its free presentation at the Yankton Community Library, 515 Walnut St. on Tuesday, February 13th, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. or 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Missouri Garden Planning Square Foot Gardening Theme Gardens Stagger Planting Valley Master Gardener members organize the presentations. See “Yankton Seed Library” Facebook page for more information.  

Keeping the Ability to See Nature’s Beauty

Thank you for visiting Plant Exchange. We are so fortunate to have loyal “Followers” and many who send us “Likes” and occasional comments. In over three years of our weekly posts, we have lots of plant topics and gardeners and other plant professionals featured here. Neil and Karen Faerber of Yankton have a country home … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day December 15

Welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day for December 15th in South Dakota!  Blooms are definitely indoors, and help us anticipate the holidays. Poinsettias are home-grown but the local Yankton Nurseries gets the credit for the light and dark management, timed for holiday display. Hard to beat the color it adds to a room. Camellias continue to … Continue reading

Idea + Boys and Girls Club = Garden Club

Garden Club is an option that 2nd – 4th grade youth attendees of the Yankton area Boys & Girls Club have had this summer and fall. Horticulturist Cindy Nelsen, Katie Freng of Yankton County 4-H Extension, Stephanie Siebrandt at Boys and Girls Club and her intern Abby Steffen, and nutritionist Angela Knodel of South Dakota … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–November 15th

Welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day for November 15th. Deciduous trees have lost their colorful leaves and grasses are more muted as we transition toward winter. Sunny days warm the cool air and spots of sunshine indoors. What’s in bloom indoors at Plant Exchange is camellias. While camellias are well adapted to heat and humidity … Continue reading

November and Seasonal Transition

Welcome to November at Plant Exchange Blog where we visit about plants and the people who grow them.  Today is cloudy and above freezing so far. We have an inquisitive visitor outside our window. A small plastic greenhouse helps us transition plants from summer outdoors to indoors in winter. Camellias can’t take the South Dakota … Continue reading

Best Trial Plants at McCrory Gardens 2017

  Dr. David Graper’s weekly newsletter contains the 2017 standout trial plants at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, South Dakota. See his copy below. Dr. Graper is a horticulturist at South Dakota State University and more of his articles are found at One of the plants menitoned is the Millinium allium. This is an example … Continue reading