Filed under Perennials and Grasses

Regional Plant-Related Event

Brookings, S.D. – Growers, processors, chefs and consumers passionate about local foods are invited to register for the 2018 South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC). This regional event will provide networking opportunities, roundtables, speaker panels and educational sessions on marketing, production, business, and food sovereignty. The 2018 SDLFC is scheduled for Nov. 2-3 at the Swiftel … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day-September 15th

Welcome to Plant Exchange in South Dakota, USDA Zone 4-5a. We feature mostly plants of the region and people who grow them and tell us about them. We’re glad you joined us on Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, to see what we share that’s blooming here. We have had mild dry days for the last few … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

“A Beautiful Spring Starts in the Fall” is a timely talk about planting tulips and the tulip festival presented by Mike Hofman and Keri Drescher on September 25th, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to this free event to be held at the Pavilion Auditorium on the Avera Hospital Campus, W. 4th St., Yankton, SD, 57078. Mike … Continue reading

Methuselah Monarchs

As Fall approaches, so many changes are around us. Days are shortening and humans transition into different kinds of activities. Trees display their colors. Pollinators flock to late summer blooming plants such as New England asters, many kinds of milkweed, goldenrod, sedum, and sunflowers, to name a few. We’re glad we have grown some of … Continue reading

Korn’s Daylily Comments

Gail Korn of Garden Perennials, south of Wayne, Nebraska, is a regional authority and collector of daylilies. She is completing her 36thand last year of business. She grows a wide array of perennials and a large daylily collection on the hillside by her business. “Daylilies grow in any soil, in fifty states,” Korn said. “Fertility … Continue reading

Daylilies for Your Yard

Daylilies are perennials that grow well in this region if supplied with full sun and adequate moisture. Join us to find out how to plant and manage daylilies. Cynthia Jensen of rural Yankton discusses daylilies throughout the season. It’s our weekly feature at Plant Exchange, where we feature plants of the Northern Plains, and people … Continue reading

Herbs for Food and Ornamental Accents

Gardening vegetables give us summer treats of fresh grown, hand-picked produce. We may choose to enhance flavors of the produce with fresh herbs too. Herbs personalize our food. Herbs can also be grown as ornamentation or for edible beauty in a flowerbed. Some perennial herbs for this region include chives, garlic chives, allium, oregano and … Continue reading

‘Fresh from the Garden’ with Herbs

Welcome to Plant Exchange. Today we’re featuring how to cook with herbs that can grow in this region, right in your garden, flowerbed or planter such as this cilantro. Chef Staci Pederson of Yankton Hy-Vee Food Store shares her own entrée, appetizer and side dish recipes and preparation tips for herbs from your garden or … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–July 15th

Welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day where we share what is blooming in our location the 15thof July.  In our Plant Exchange region, we are USDA Zone 4b – 5a.  We’ve had extra rain the past month, especially beneficial to trees, shrubs and perennials. One example of returning perennial is the Butterfly Weed. They were … Continue reading