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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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Gems of Fall: Mums

Mums are the gems of fall. The come in a variety of colors and provide instant shape, fullness and fall flair. Combine them with a bale of hay, pumpkins, grasses and all kinds of fall goodies for a true show-stopping display. We have fall decorating bundles for $19.99 and $49.99 that each include mums, hay,

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Fall Mulch Tips

Make the most of your fall garden mulching by following some key tips. Fall Update Installing mulch in the fall is beneficial because it protects plant roots from extreme temperatures in the winter months and also helps to preserve moisture if your region does not receive enough precipitation. Cooler-Weather Curb Appeal The recommended mulch depth

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Amazing Azaleas for Fall Beauty

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

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Get Growing: Brussels Sprouts

As you begin making plans and starting seedlings for your fall garden, one you may want to consider is Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea). A member of the cole crops group (broccoli, cauliflower, collards, etc.), it is one of the more unique vegetables you can grow in your garden. It produces small cabbages in the leaf

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Tips for Planting Bulbs

No other types of plants will give the gardener more beauty, or a wider range of variety, color and flowering times than flowering bulbs. They produce flowers of incredible colors from one end of the growing season to the other. Nothing else will reward you with so much pleasure for so little effort…at least in

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