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All Seasons Blog

Planning a Summer Flower Garden

As we move into April, we can enjoy the peak blooming season of our cool-season annuals. But it’s not too early to begin to plan our summer gardens. If you have empty flower beds, you may even begin to plant summer flowers in late March in south Louisiana or early to mid-April in north Louisiana.

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Edibles in the Landscape

Don’t just plant a back yard veggie garden, create your landscape with edible plants! The following are just a few ideas to start with, but planning and consideration can create a beautiful landscape that is largely, or possibly even completely, edible! Many of us gardeners have a vegetable bed in the back yard, or a

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Caring for Hibiscus

Growing hibiscus is an easy way to add a tropical flair to your garden. When you know how to care for hibiscus plants, you will be rewarded with many years of lovely flowers! Here are some tips on how to care for these tropical flowers: Growing Hibiscus in Containers: Many people who are growing a

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How to Landscape with Plants Indigenous to Louisiana

Did you know many native Louisiana plants, such as irises and hardy hibiscus, are fantastic additions to the landscape? See our selection of native plants, and read this fantastic article that features one of our best native plant growers in the state, Rick Webb, our source for natives! “Wholesale plant grower Rick Webb is a

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Amazing Azaleas

Azaleas are a member of the genus Rhododendron. There are more than 800 species of Rhododendron and of these approximately 40 species are evergreen azaleas. There are also several specials of deciduous azaleas.Deciduous azaleas are native to Asia, southern Europe and North America. The honey suckle azalea, or Rhododendron canescens, grows as a native in

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Adventures in Orchids

You’ve seen them in our greenhouse and in the pages of the trendiest magazines. Their beauty is impressive but the thought of caring for one may intimidate to you. Don’t worry, you’re not alone, many people, even those with green thumbs, have a false image of orchids being fragile and high maintenance. We have good

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Create Your Own Container Garden

Follow these 3 simple steps! STEP 1:          THRILLER The “Thriller” should be the largest, most colorful or most unusual in the container. Your “Thriller” is what draws attention to your container, and they are placed in the center or back of the container you choose. STEP 2:          FILLER The “Fillers” function is to fill the

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Hydrangea Growing Tips

Once you know a few growing tips, you’ll enjoy these easy-to-grow beauties even more.   They Can Take the Sun You don’t need heavy shade to grow hydrangeas. In the South, most will thrive in morning sun and afternoon shade. The further north you live, the more sun these plants can take. Avoid Trees Don’t

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Spring Lawn Care Tips to Ensure a Beautiful Yard All Year Long

Prep Your Yard – Now! Admit it — you have lawn envy. Everyone craves their own little patch of grassy paradise, whether it’s to boost their home’s curb appeal or to transform a boring backyard into a family-friendly oasis. Here are some tips you can do now to create a lasting lawn! Dethatch With a Rake Thatch

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20 Flowers that Attract Butterflies

Start planting now to make sure butterflies have your garden on their radar! Butterfly Bush (Buddleia) Butterfly bushes (Buddleia or Buddleja) are large, fast-growing shrubs whose flowers are irresistible to butterflies. Buddleias are easy-care plants and have a fragrant scent, making them delightful for an outdoor gathering. Phlox Phlox is a low-growing, spreading plant that

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