Filed under Trees and Shrubs

Tree Nursery at Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

Welcome to Plant Exchange, where we feature plants and people who grow them. This week we are fortunate to feature a park professional who works with trees. How to manage and care for multiple trees is the responsibility of Dale Dawson, South Dakota State Park Conservation Forman at Lewis & Clark Recreation Area in Yankton, … Continue reading

Keeping the Ability to See Nature’s Beauty

Thank you for visiting Plant Exchange. We are so fortunate to have loyal “Followers” and many who send us “Likes” and occasional comments. In over three years of our weekly posts, we have lots of plant topics and gardeners and other plant professionals featured here. Neil and Karen Faerber of Yankton have a country home … Continue reading

Kouri Creates Home Yard Design

Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog. Today we’re treated to see a yard design that is years in the making. Greg and Jill Kouri of Yankton have created a yard to enhance their historic registry Craftsman style home. The yard was one of six featured in a 2017 lawn and garden tour sponsored by Missouri Valley … 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

Peofessional Pruning Tips

This week’s Plant Exchange Blog is a topic people who care for plants in the yard want to know more about. Even if we place a tree or shrub with enough space for it to reach its natural shape, sometimes pruning is needed. A great example of a well-pruned shrub is this lilac. It was … Continue reading

Duke Gardens–What’s in Common?

Welcome to Plant Exchange Blog on the Northern Plains, where we feature plants and people who grow them. For some people drawn to plants, visiting a public garden in a new town is a way to get to know more about the people of the area. Our own region has as much in common with … Continue reading

Tree Stumps and Roots

On a hot July day, it takes little convincing to walk in the shade of trees. This Norway maple, about twenty years old, shelters many bird nests this season. The same tree in autumn, displays its colors, adding to the many benefits of such trees on the Northern Plains. But how do we deal with … Continue reading