Filed under Plants That Grow Here

Scout Designs a Better Cart

Welcome to our weekly Plant Exchange about plants of our region and people who grow them. Noah Anderson of Yankton chose an Eagle Scout project that will have lasting effect on his fellow gardeners at the local community gardens. He and his family have had plots at the garden for years, so Noah was aware … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day -October 15th

Welcome to South Dakota on October 15th Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!  Our USDA Zone 4-5a region has been dry at the end of summer, but recent rains enhance leaf color. On this Sunday afternoon, we’re enjoying the outdoors at Lewis & Clark Recreation Area, a South Dakota state park. Near the park entrance, turning maples … Continue reading

Fall Tree Planting Tips

Welcome to our weekly Plant Exchange! Jay Gurney of Yankton Nurseries gives us years of tree-planting experience to consider before we put the spade in the ground. Maples give us fall color, but many other trees are also options for tree diversity. The bud union is the guide to proper tree planting. Here is the … Continue reading

Hoffart Grows What He Likes

Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog. Today we get to see how a horticulturist designs his own yard! Horticulturist Stan Hoffart of Yankton has a special interest in trees and perennials and how plants fit in a space. He uses his own yard as a canvas. Missouri Valley Master Gardeners selected his yard for one of … Continue reading

September ‘Fresh from the Garden’

Thanks for joining us on Plant Exchange Blog. This week’s feature is Chef Staci Pederson of Yankton Hy-Vee.  Chef Staci has provided us with tips and ways to prepare our garden harvest throughout the garden season. See her past features among the posts. Chef Staci features a variety of vegetables including kale, apples and winter … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

Hello from Loess Hills Wild Ones. The next official Loess Hills Wild Ones event is 2 p.m. October 15 at Western Iowa Tech Community College. Learn how to collect, store, and prepare various seeds for planting, and participate in a seed exchange. More information is at the end of the list below. September 26, 5:30-7 p.m.: “4th … Continue reading

Yankton’s Plant Culture Not Forgotten

LaDawn Remington of Yankton worked at Gurney Seed & Nursery for many years as seasonal help before the company left Yankton in 2002. Her parents worked there before she was born. Many others in the drive-in region remember Gurney growing fields. If a business can influence people’s views about plants, then some of those views … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

South Dakota Local Foods Conference in Spearfish, Nov. 2-4   – The 2017 South Dakota Local Foods Conference (SDLFC) is scheduled for Nov. 3-4 at the Spearfish Holiday Inn Convention Center in Spearfish, SD. In addition, Thursday, Nov. 2 offers several in-depth pre-conference sessions and tours. This conference provides educational programming and networking opportunities for producers, … Continue reading

Summer Days for Flowers and Art

Meridian Bridge Plaza in Yankton, South Dakota is the site of summer fun for pollinator plants and a “post card” from Yankton photo opportunity there. Lisa Kortan of the City of Yankton led the pollinator perennial plant installations. Brittany LaCroix, city events and promotion coordinator and graphic artist Amy Bailey were creative inspirations for the … Continue reading