Filed under Trees and Shrubs

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

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

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day May 15th

So much to see in spring! For this Garden Bloggers Bloom Day on May 15th, we chose to feature trees in bloom or displaying their beauty. We are USDA Zone 4-5a here in South Dakota, so first leaves are still appearing on some trees, but most are green by now. Buckeye x Horse Chestnut is … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day April 15th

Welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day for April 15th.  Here in South Dakota, USDA Zone 5, we are happy to see first flowers of spring, a few trees leafing out and a bit of green grass. Pasque is the South Dakota state flower that blooms quite early and is sometimes short-lived in spring unsettled weather. … Continue reading

Diverse As Tree Bark

Welcome to Plant Exchange where we share about plants of the Northern Plains and people who grow them. Please join us for a winter walk. A fine thing about winter is how much easier it is to pay attention outdoors.  Distractions of colors are few. In fact, outdoors now is more about hues of neutral. … Continue reading

Dibbles and Bits

This week we have several short plant topics at Plant Exchange. Below you will see how Marlene Johnson stores garden tools by her backdoor entrance to her yard. The next tip comes from Dr. John Ball, South Dakota forester. He shares tips for getting  a oak tree germinated from acorn seeds you collect. Another is … Continue reading