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All Seasons Blog

November Gardening To Do List

        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

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Almost Christmas Tree Time: Arriving November 16

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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Super Fall Super Plants

Supertunia Vista Bubblegum Supertunia Vista Bubblegum petunia is one of the most talked-about petunias over the past three to five years and one of the best petunias in landscape trials at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station. The flowers are a clear, bright pink. Over the past few years, it has been proven that Supertunia

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Cyclamen: Holiday & Cool Season Favorite

Cyclamen plants add a splash of color to shady spot, a container garden. The red and white blooms are ideal as holiday garden centerpieces or given as a gift to someone special. Want other colors besides the holiday classic combination? Shades of pink and purple are available as well! They look delicate, but cool-weather cyclamen

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Lettuce Get Started in the Garden

All types of lettuce (romaine, butterhead, leaf, and head) all grow well in Louisiana. Purchase fresh seed or transplants at a local nursery or online from major seed companies. Seed should be planted a one-eighth of an inch deep or less. Many varieties of lettuce germinate better if light can reach the seed. Cover lettuce

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Evergreen Shrubs for Year-Long Color

Evergreen shrubs don’t disappoint. Add them to your landscape for vibrant flowers, leaves and stems every season. Evergreen Viburnum Viburnum is a dense, compact shrub with pointed green leaves edged with creamy yellow. It has clusters of red flowers in late winter and spring. Though most cultivars are deciduous, the sweet viburnum is a diehard

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A Color Scheme for Cool Season

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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Q & A: Can I transplant established plants and prune my shrubs yet?

First let’s talk about transplanting….  Perhaps a plant is too close to another, it’s grown too big or just hasn’t done what you expected.  For whatever reason you wish to move things, it’s getting real close to the time you can do it.  If you are not a seasoned digger and know the long process

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Landscaping Pitfalls & Solutions

Pitfall: Planting too close to a wall means that there’s just a little air circulation between the plant and the wall, and fungal diseases can run rampant. Solution: Keep plants at least a few feet away from walls. Pitfall: Planting in straight lines (or curved lines, for that matter) isn’t a mistake per se, but very often

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Controlling Weeds in Flowerbeds

Louisianians take pride in the appearance of their landscapes, and weeds detract from this beauty. Along with being aesthetically displeasing, weeds in flower beds compete with desirable plants for water, nutrients and light and soon can get out of control. Most people rely on back-breaking hand removal to remove weed problems. Hand pulling may be

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