Idea + Boys and Girls Club = Garden Club

Garden Club is an option that 2nd – 4th grade youth attendees of the Yankton area Boys & Girls Club have had this summer and fall. Horticulturist Cindy Nelsen, Katie Freng of Yankton County 4-H Extension, Stephanie Siebrandt at Boys and Girls Club and her intern Abby Steffen, and nutritionist Angela Knodel of South Dakota … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–November 15th

Welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day for November 15th. Deciduous trees have lost their colorful leaves and grasses are more muted as we transition toward winter. Sunny days warm the cool air and spots of sunshine indoors. What’s in bloom indoors at Plant Exchange is camellias. While camellias are well adapted to heat and humidity … Continue reading

Partners Make Landscape Happen

When Yankton area Boys & Girls Club officials and Keep Yankton Beautiful board members work together for the good of youth, a needed project gets done. Picture Left: Jill Paulson is unit director of Yankton area Boys & Girls Club and beside her, Vanessa Merhib, executive director of Boys & Girls Club. Not pictured is … Continue reading

November and Seasonal Transition

Welcome to November at Plant Exchange Blog where we visit about plants and the people who grow them.  Today is cloudy and above freezing so far. We have an inquisitive visitor outside our window. A small plastic greenhouse helps us transition plants from summer outdoors to indoors in winter. Camellias can’t take the South Dakota … Continue reading

Best Trial Plants at McCrory Gardens 2017

  Dr. David Graper’s weekly newsletter contains the 2017 standout trial plants at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, South Dakota. See his copy below. Dr. Graper is a horticulturist at South Dakota State University and more of his articles are found at  www.Igrow.org. One of the plants menitoned is the Millinium allium. This is an example … 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

Scout Designs a Better Cart

Welcome to our weekly Plant Exchange about plants of our region and people who grow them. Noah Anderson of Yankton chose an Eagle Scout project that will have lasting effect on his fellow gardeners at the local community gardens. He and his family have had plots at the garden for years, so Noah was aware … 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

September ‘Fresh from the Garden’

Thanks for joining us on Plant Exchange Blog. This week’s feature is Chef Staci Pederson of Yankton Hy-Vee.  Chef Staci has provided us with tips and ways to prepare our garden harvest throughout the garden season. See her past features among the posts. Chef Staci features a variety of vegetables including kale, apples and winter … Continue reading