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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

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

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

Houseplants Ready for Spring

Welcome to our weekly Plant Exchange blog. Spring is here! Green haze on trees and first bold color of tulips and daffodils are announcing spring these rainy days. It’s a fine time to give houseplants a hard look before we’re outside most days. While the red-backed glossy leaves of a favorite houseplant are beautiful, it’s … Continue reading

Why Isn’t My Houseplant Thriving?

At Plant Exchange, we find some of our houseplants are challenged by lack of sunlight, low humidity and uneven temperatures. While some of our houseplants have problems, this favorite continues to thrive, even under reduced light and other winter conditions. Dr. David Graper, horticulturalist at South Dakota State University, suggests how to find out what’s … Continue reading