We’re attracted to colorful blooms when we visit area greenhouses. We want annuals that fit our color and size interest and match our growing conditions. Horticulturist Lisa Kortan has been planting annuals as well as other plants for the City of Yankton for years. She selects the flowers that bloom all summer on the main …
Blanket flower (Gaillardia pulchella) is one of my summer favorite flowers as a colorful perennial. Member of the sunflower family, it grows to about 2 x 2 ft. branching plant that feeds butterflies. Once established, Blanket flower is low maintenance and tolerant of dry, hot summers and is resistant to deer and rabbits in this …
Butterfly weed ( Asclepias tuberosa) blooms here in USDA Zone 4 – 5a about mid summer and autumn. It’s one of my favorites because, once established, collected seed may be sown for more plants to complete the cycle right in the yard. Shrub- like two – three foot plant attracts butterflies to its orange flowers. …
Lisa Newland decided she could have turf on her front yard city lot or a cottage garden, water interest, and a bridge to a fairy prairie backyard. She chose imagination. See her story and share your thoughts. http://www.yankton.net/search/?mode=null&q=Instead+of+a+lawn…&t=&l=10&d=&d1=06%2F18%2F2013&d2=06%2F30%2F2013&s=&sd=desc&f=html
Evelyn Schindler of Yankton grows passion plants from fall cuttings to get a head start on next growing season. See her methods in “Dibbles & Bits”: http://yankton.net/articles/2013/01/31/river_city/doc510b34f58fab3102894436.txt
Evelyn Schindler of Yankton uses her gardening skills to grow hardy hibiscuses such as these from cuttings. Here is her story: http://yankton.net/articles/2013/01/03/river_city/doc50e6401899455174515656.txt Share your gardening experiences with us below.
Evelyn Schindler of Yankton is a fan of daylilies. She likes their flowers and “they are new every day,” she says. She enjoys the time each day to be in the garden as she tidies spent blooms. The article about her garden is: http://yankton.net/articles/2013/01/03/river_city/doc50e6401899455174515656.txt
Floral designer Audrea Hecht of Pied Piper Flowers in Yankton SD designed this arrangement inspired by Jeanie Shafer’s photography entry ‘Shore Hold’ in the 2012 Mighty Mo’ Photo Show.
Floral designer Audrea Hecht was inspired by Joann Lambertz ‘Frog Eyes’ photographic entry in the 2012 Mighty Mo’ Photo Show in Yankton.
Floral art design is inspired by photography show entry ‘Beauty & Brawn’ by Pat Hansen