Filed under Perennials and Grasses

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

Regional Plant-Related Event

Envelop Yourself in Plant Paradise with the Garden Tour Looking for a bloom of summer inspiration? With the Minnehaha Master Gardeners annual Garden Tour, you can experience the beauty of five local gardens. The Garden Tour aims to showcase the botanical creations of accomplished Sioux Falls gardeners. Minnehaha Master Gardeners invites you to attend the … 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

Regional Plant-Related Event

Garden Soil Health  Why it’s important and how to improve it! This presentation will review and contrast examples of poor/good soil health and why it is important for food security. Soil health parameters will be reviewed and examples of management practices for improved soil health will be provided. Participants thought processes will be challenged with … Continue reading

Springtime Out the Front Door

Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog where we see lots of perennials in bloom around us. Some of the magic of spring occurs outside our front door. What is attracting pollinators most at the moment appears to be catmint. You may see a bumble bee in mid cluster of stems now, but butterflies, other bees and … Continue reading

Build a Butterfly Garden

Thanks for taking a moment to visit Plant Exchange Blog where we feature plants of the Northern Plains and people who grow them. You might think that building a butterfly garden costs a lot of money or time. It’s really about noticing your surroundings and including factors that draw butterflies and other pollinators so that … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

Pollinator Picnic Tour Tuesday, June 20th, 8:30 a.m.–3p.m. Plainview, NE Pollinator Essentials – Wildflowers – Native Prairies –Beekeeping – Trees for Bees – “Hands-on Citizen Science” Jan Jorgensen, Projects Manager Northeast Nebraska RC&D 702 E. Park Ave. Plainview, NE  68769 402-582-4866, FAX 3966 Like us: