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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – August 15th

Welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day for August 15th at Plant Exchange Blog. Whenever you decide to visit, we’ll have our blooms ready for you to see. We’re on the Northern Plains in a USDA Zone 4-5a region. Past two weeks have been mild with occasional rain. For mid-August we’d usually expect hot and dry sunny … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

Minnehaha Master Gardeners Present MASTERS IN THE GARDEN 2019 Join us in the gardens to learn first-hand about gardening practices and techniques! SESSION 3 – Hostas, Hostas, and More! Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:00 to 8:00 PM (Come & Go) Richard & Janice Dickey Gardens 1305 South Gordon Drive, Sioux Falls Pre-registration is not required.  The … Continue reading

Revitalize Raised Bed Soil

Revitalizing the soil in raised beds is our Plant Exchange Blog topic today. It’s mid-August and we’re glad that butterflies are becoming more abundant. Our flowerbeds had three issues we wanted to address this spring. Garlic chives had overrun most, and part of another bed and the hoe or chemical was not enough to remove … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

August 31st, 2:00-4:00pm:  Pollinator & Monarch Tagging  (26924 480th Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57108) Time to celebrate the Pollinators of South Dakota. The day will include special presentations at the amphitheater and come and go activities near the visitor center. A monarch maze, seed bombs, activities and more! The event is free to attend with … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

August 15th, 6:30-7:30pm:  Third Thursday:  Permaculture & Forest Gardening  (631 22nd Ave, Brookings, SD 57007) How Permaculture & Forest Gardening Can Save the World … or at least your part of it! Presented by: Robin Buterbaugh Join us Thursday, August 15 to learn more about Permaculture and Forest Gardening and the important role it can … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Events

August 10th, 10:00am-12:00pm:  Sidewalk Seminar on Native Plantings in Boulevard  (2301 S 3rd Ave ((31st St & 3rd Ave)), Sioux Falls, SD 57105 Sidewalk Seminar and Garden Tour Hosted by Boyd Mcpeek, Strong Towns Member “Interest in native plants has increased recently because of publicity surrounding the plight of Monarch butterflies and native pollinators such … Continue reading

‘In Season’ with Chef Staci

Add sauce to your vegetables and avoid an ordinary meal. That’s according to Chef Staci Pederson, executive chef at Hy-Vee Food Store in Yankton. For vegetables and fruits in season from our garden or farmer’s market, sauces add more and different flavors. Her summer series, “In Season with Chef Staci” features Chef Staci’s sauce recipes … Continue reading

Local Veggie Tales

One of the activities common to all gardeners of the region this season is weeding. Dan Friedenbach combats weeds with extraordinary means in this abandoned community garden plot. The water-permeable weed barrier, held in place with plastic stakes, will block sunlight from weeds beneath, warm the soil of the sweet potato plants in spring, and … Continue reading

Dibbles And Bits

Today’s Plant Exchange Blog features short plant-related topics that may be of interest to people who like plants. A way to get a standout container garden by combining ordinary plants from the local greenhouse, is to select plants, not only for color and texture, but also for contrast. Contrast light and dark plants such as … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day– July 15th

Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog on the Northern Plains. We feature plants that grow here and the people who like them. In our USDA Zone 4 – 5a region, we’d had more intermittent rain than in past years and a cool spring. Our adaptive plants are nearly caught up to the slow warming soil. Annual … Continue reading