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All Seasons Blog

Want to enjoy the mums you purchased this fall again next year? You can! After their flowering season this year, cut them back far enough to remove all the faded flowers, (about 1/4 their height) and plant them in the landscape. NOVEMBER TO DO LIST:   -Check your yard for Sod Webworms, hundreds of moths ready to destroy

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There are some factors to choosing a healthy tree. A straight trunk is great, but there is more to consider. There should be no damaged bark, cracks in the trunk, or oozing sap, as these will cause needles to become brittle more quickly. Needles should feel supple, somewhat waxy, and provide resistance against the hand.

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When you decide it’s time to pull out the warm-season bedding plants and replant your flowerbeds and containers, lots of wonderful cool season bedding plants are available here! The roles these plants play in landscapes and containers is to provide color. What colors to plant or how you combine them is mostly a matter of

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In today’s society organic gardening is more popular than ever as gardeners attempt to avoid artificial fertilizers and the sometimes-harmful chemicals in pest control. People are more conscious about what they eat, and want the freshest and healthiest food possible.  Organic gardening is not like conventional gardening. It does not use chemical pesticides and chemical

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Drift roses are an LSU Louisiana Super Plant selection, and are low-growing landscape roses providing you with easy maintenance and loads of color. Fall is a great time to plant roses because they establish in the cooler weather and provide outstanding color to a fall landscape. The Drift Rose series was originally bred and selected

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Fruit trees are often chosen for their brilliant spring and/or fall color, rather than for their fruit. The fruit, which they will bear, can be looked at as a bonus. However, if you do plan to harvest the fruit as well, there are several maintenance steps necessary to assure success. The truth is, if you

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The fall is a busy time for gardeners. Not only are you trying to clean up your gardens and flower beds to prepare them for the winter, you are also winterizing your garden so that you can hit the ground running in the spring. Often, we forget that our lawn requires the same amount of

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A perfect fall planter means color all season long. It’s also a welcoming greeter for your Thanksgiving company, inviting people indoors for the warmth of the season. When beginning to create one, the key is to pick plants that like the cool weather. We don’t usually have many nights with freezing temperatures, but it’s a

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Amaryllis bulbs are easy to grow and produce blooms to captivate you. They can be grown indoors or out, and over an extended period of time. Wondering where they are native? Amaryllis originated in South America’s tropical regions and has the botanical name Hippeastrum.  The large, showy flowers and ease with which they can be

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As we move into fall, many gardeners consider this the end of the vegetable gardening season in Louisiana. But, an amazing selection of vegetables can only be grown here during the cool season from October through April. And these cool-season vegetables include some of the most delicious, nutritious and popular ones around. Prepare the beds

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