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Regional Plant-Related Event

Siouxland Garden Show South Sioux City, Nebraska Friday, April 5th 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturda,y April 6th 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Delta Hotels Center, 385 E. 4th St. $5.00 admission, Children under 12 free Horticulture sessions, Winter Farmers’ Market, garden vendors, Master Gardeners, Childrens play area More information: SiouxlandGardenShow.org

New Seeds Gardeners Might Try

Maybe this spring you’d like to try a few new seeds for the garden. With the energy building for the new season, we’d like to make smart choices. All-America Selections (AAS) is a non-profit organization that asks horticulture professionals to field test new flower and vegetable seeds throughout the country. Our region is called the … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

Red Road Herbs Stanton, Nebraska 2019 Winter Workshops & Classes Beginning Herbalist Workshop  Saturday – March 16 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. * Workshops are a convenient combination of all three classes in one day and include catered lunch. Classes and workshops include take-home samples. Individual Classes – 1 date for each class Herbal Oils & … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Event

Gardening With the Masters Annual Spring Event Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Schroeder Auditorium at Sanford USD Medical Center Sioux Falls, SD Minnehaha Master Gardeners are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Gardening With the Masters Annual Spring Event!  We have a fantastic line-up of six great … Continue reading

Swiss Chard, a Tasty Winter Treat Indoors

In winter, it is hard to find purchased greens that maintain freshness very long and are tasty. Swiss chard has a mild flavor and is easy to grow indoors, especially if started in late fall for a winter crop. Related to beets, Swiss chard is a member of Amaranthaceae that originated in the Mediterranean. Swiss … Continue reading

Butterflies in the House

Last September Jay and Mike Gurney and Cathy Weiss of Yankton Nurseries chatted about the weather of the 2018 growing season and related oddities. They hadn’t seen many butterflies until the end of the season, especially swallowtails and monarchs. Arriving butterflies became quite busy around the nursery, gathering nectar and pollen. As a curiosity to … Continue reading

A Change at the Nurseries

We celebrate this year at Plant Exchange Blog with a story about a grown son, Mike Gurney, who chooses to come back to his home town to try the family horticulture business. His family name is associated with his grandfather five generations ago, who brought knowledge about how to grow apple and other fruit trees to … Continue reading

Good, Too Bad and a Bit Ugly

In late August in the Yankton Community Gardens the past six years, you’d expect to find gardeners and lots of produce. In fact, there’s a diversity of vegetables and fruits here: Tomatoes, potatoes, string beans, broccoli, onions, cucumber, cabbage, watermelon, eggplant, dill, sweet potatoes, corn, carrots, beets, and flowers. Really, what more could a gardener … Continue reading

Local Growers Launch ‘Jensen’s Pririe Kitchen’

Cynthia and Gary Jensen returned to the Yankton area a decade ago and their country acreage is now producing fruits from shrubs, grapevines, fruit trees and a new strawberry bed. They chose time-tested native choke cherries and Nanking cherries and are trying honeyberries and ‘Jostaberry’ shrubs for their adaptability to the region. Jensen families live … Continue reading