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Flowers & Ornamental

Everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of flowers and ornamental plants with some simple recommendations.

Glory of the Snow, Daffodil, and Allium blooming in three gardens.

Bulbs to Plant in the Fall

Fall is the time to plant cold-hardy bulbs in South Dakota gardens. This will ensure that your landscape will have a variety of color, size, and bloom types the following season.

Several Hosta shoots ready for division.

Dividing Perennials in the Fall

Dividing overcrowded perennial plants in your landscape can help ensure a long and healthy plant life. Learn which plants benefit from fall division and view a step-by-step guide for getting started!

A group of raised ground beds with crops growing in them at McCrory Gardens in Brookings, South Dakota.

Garden Hour

Join our experts to obtain timely information and ideas to get the most out of your garden and landscaping!

Garden at the SDSU Specialty Crop Research Field-South

SDSU Extension to Host 2022 Specialty Crop Field Day

September 13, 2022

SDSU Extension will host the 2022 Specialty Crop Field Day on Thursday, September 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CDT in Brookings, South Dakota.

Bucket of cut Zinnia and Snapdragon flowers.

Cut Flowers on Campus: 2022 Zinnia and Snapdragon Trial Overview

The Lang Lab at South Dakota State University is currently working to increase research and support for South Dakota's cut flower farmers. Learn about their recent trial that examined popular cultivars of zinnias and snapdragons.

Day lilies in bloom.

Daylily: A Summer Showstopper

Daylilies (Hemerocallis) are one of America’s favorite flowers with good reason. They are easy to grow and adaptable to just about any garden location. Learn how to select, grow and care for them in your garden!

Veronica hybrid in bloom.

Veronicas Add Variety to Your Perennial Garden

Veronicas offer gardeners a wide array of perennial plants to work into many different landscaping niches in the garden. Many are hardy in South Dakota, withstanding our cold winters as well as heat and drought.

Gardener deeply watering a vegetable garden in the early morning.

Protecting Plants From Heat Stress

When summer temperatures soar with no sign of a break, it is hard on humans and plants. Learn some tips that will help protect plants from heat stress, including soil protection, watering considerations and providing shade.

Bleeding heart, lenten rose and Virginia blue bell flowers.

Shade-loving Perennials for South Dakota Gardens

Selecting beautiful perennial plants for a shaded location does not need to be challenging or leave you with boring options. Learn about some shade-loving perennials that are known for their fun foliage or attractive blooms.