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Colorful Plants Take the Heat

It’s not too late to add colorful bedding plants to your landscape, but it’s important to choose plants that are able to thrive in the intense heat of a Louisiana summer. Summer bedding plants come in a variety of heights, textures and colors, and they are adapted to grow in everything from moist, shady areas

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This Summer, Think Fall: Plant Pumpkins

Try planting pumpkins now- this summer! Pumpkins come in several sizes and colors, and are popular for fall decorations. The ideal time to plant pumpkin seeds is from mid-June to July 4. This should give you pumpkins by Halloween. The recommended varieties that grow well in Louisiana are the ones that mature to 40 pounds.

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Bud Bank: Saving Seeds for Later

Learn what seeds to save from your garden and how to store them. Q: Is there anything I can do now as my garden dwindles down to save some of my annual flowers and vegetable seeds for next year? The short answer is yes! What to Save It’s important to know whether the seeds you

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Summer-Loving Annuals

May signifies the last month of spring and the transition to summer.  May is also when your cool weather annuals like, pansies, petunias, snapdragons and others will play out and it’s time to replace with heat loving annuals.  These plants will grow, bloom and perform throughout the summer and fall until it’s time again for

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Visit a Tropical Paradise by Stepping Outside

Although we complain when it starts to warm up, it is the heat that allows us to grow some of the most amazing plants – blooming tropicals! These plants can be planted in your landscape or containers while taking our heat and bloom all summer long! We define tropicals as woody stem shrubs and vines

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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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