Native perennials are an excellent addition to any garden. Once established, perennials return year after year without replanting. When choosing plants to incorporate into a garden, consider plants that are native to South Dakota. These plants are better adapted to the local climate and soils. Not only are native perennials visually appealing, but these plants are also important pollen and nectar sources for pollinators. Pollinators are any organism that moves pollen from flower to flower. Plants that are not capable of self-fertilization need pollinators in order to reproduce.
An identification guide to Native Pollinator Plants of South Dakota for Managed Landscapes
One of the insects that starts to attract attention this time of year is the bumble flower beetle.
It can be very rewarding to harvest and save seed of ornamental and vegetable plants. But why is it that sometimes when we plant the seed we saved, the results do not seem to be very like the plant we collected the seed from?
Whatever your reasons to start a vegetable garden: fresh produce with great flavor, exercise, saving money, enticing children (and adults) to eat healthier food, or knowing where your food came from and how it was grown, this booklet will help you with basic information and tips to get started.