Filed under Trees and Shrubs

Regional Plant-Related Event

Nut & Hop Production Tours Aug. 4 in Yankton, SD  The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) has coordinated upcoming farm tours to feature the production of nuts and hops on Saturday, Aug 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. C.T. in rural Yankton, SD. The first tour will begin at 9:00 a.m. C.T. at Ausborn’s … Continue reading

Yankton Makes Plans for Emerald Ash Borer

Yankton is preparing for the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), though it may not be confirmed in this city for years. Ash trees are common in this region. Todd Larson, director of Yankton Parks & Recreation, shares the current Yankton plan for public ash trees. His discussion of Yankton’s response to EAB was published earlier in … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day– June 15th

For our Garden Bloggers Bloom Day—June 15th, we walked on a nature trail Lewis & Clark Recreation Area by the Missouri River. It’s in a USDA Zone 4-5a region and summer is approaching here. Lots of native gray twig dogwood trees are in bloom, especially where the small trees or shrubs are understory or protected … Continue reading

What About Compost?

Even in our busy lives, when we plant, we try to improve the soil as we go. Amending soil can be as simple as mulching with chemical-free grass clippings and turning under the clippings in garden clean up at the end of the season. When we plant, perhaps we add a scoop of compost to … Continue reading

Plants on a Winter Walk

It’s this kind of day for bunnies here. For deer and turkeys and other wildlife too. For us humans, though, it’s lots of windshield time, not out in nature. Our local parks exist for helping us connect with nature on a simple walk. Let’s take a walk by a couple of area parks to see … Continue reading

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