Filed under Perennials and Grasses

Regional Plant-Related Event

The Northeast Nebraska RC&D Council is offering a fun & educational event to learn more about bees.  It’s called a “Bee-friending Party”and will be Tuesday, August 7th.  The poster about it is attached and pre-registration is requested by August 2nd.  We hope you can come and if not, please feel free to share this with … 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

Tulips for All to Enjoy

Welcome back to Plant Exchange where we celebrate plants of the Northern Plains and people who grow them. If we like plants, it’s easy to spot someone who values them too. Gary Idt of Yankton is a gardener who shares his plants with others. Tulips prominently bloom along the right-of-way by his house in mid … Continue reading

Celebrate June with a Walk in the Garden

Welcome to Plant Exchange! Lots of people who like plants share their experiences growing plants on the Northern Plains here. Of course, the current posts are in the right column. We hope you will find several subjects of your interest in the topics below the postsfrom many who have shared here. Today’s walk in the … Continue reading

Garden Time

May is the month to begin again. Diane Dickes of Diane’s Greenhouse, summarizes pointers that will carry you through the season. One of her ideas is to plant a butterfly garden. Butterflies choose flowers with the nectar and pollen they want. Painted lady butterflies, so especially plentiful last season, chose milkweed as one of their … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day April 15th

Welcome to Plant Exchange participation in “Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.” Garden bloggers across the United States and in other countries post what’s in bloom each 15th day of the month. Plant Exchange is located in South Dakota on the Northern Plains and is USDA Zone 4-5a in our region. This is what it looks like … Continue reading

Want to Start Seeds Indoors?

It’s early spring in our USDA Zone 4 – 5a region in the Northern Plains. Temperatures have fluctuated and slowed spring transition so far. The local nurseryman says spring is about two weeks behind normal at this time. Luckily, indoors, we can start seeds and have them ready to plant in the garden when the … Continue reading