Regional Plant-Related Events

Norfolk NE 22nd Master Gardener Plant Fair is April 25th – 26th at a new location: NECC Pohlman Ag Complex, 2301 E. Benjamin Ave, Norfolk. Free admission, plant and related vendors, Children’s Corner, and Master Gardener talks on Saturday are activities of this event.

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day April 15th 2014

Pasque flowers emerge like a found nest of baby chicks in spring. Pasque flower is the state flower of South Dakota, on average USDA Zone 4-5a. Pasque flower is one of the earliest signs of spring. Near our home, daffodils and tulips haven’t bloomed yet. Enjoy more to see here and visit again on the … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day April 15th 2014

Hardy peonies emerge for the new season here in USDA Zone 4-5a South Dakota. With a little wind protection and new side dressing of compost this plant is ready for late snows and Spring. Peonies are decades long-lived perennials that require minimal care once established. Thank you sharing our emerging Spring moments. More to see … Continue reading

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day April 15th 2014

Our ornamental Pagoda dogwood is leafing out, It’s a small understory tree that grows protected in a northwest corner of the yard. White flowers will soon appear and birds will enjoy the fall berries. Flowers remind me of Easter in North Carolina, a much warmer climate. This tree is known for its airy and layered … Continue reading

Containers For A Standout Yard

Terry Winter of Yankton was a fan of tropical plants for container gardens before the current interest in banana trees and bromeliads. Succulents are one of his current favorites. Notice the bold pot he contrasts with the plants’ neutral or light color. Find out more about his container creations in the following story. Your comments … Continue reading

Regional Plant-Related Events

Crofton area “8th Annual Tour of Lawns and Gardens” is Saturday June 14th, 8:00AM – 1:00PM. Tour starts at Crofton Senior Citizen Center. $15 includes light lunch. Questions? (402) 388.2365

Forester And Yankton’s Tree Legacy

Trees have been a landscape priority in Yankton. For over thirty years Yankton has earned the designation of “Tree City USA” and now the signs entering Yankton from the east or south show it. Lisa Kortan, Urban Forester for the City of Yankton discusses tree projects in city parks, extreme weather impact on the trees, … Continue reading