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Purple/Black/Dark Color/Gold Petunias and/or Pansies Petunias and Pansies offer a spectacular color show with vibrate, dramatic blooms, especially when planted in mass groupings. Plant one of these colors in full sun for a spooky, Halloween theme container garden or flowerbed. Black or White Bat Flower This highly unusual flower arrangement is sure to cause “oohs”

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There’s no need to completely rework your summer containers to give them fall flair. Instead, here’s some ideas for updating existing container gardens (or, if you’re inspired, potting up new ones), including one plant to add for instant drama, and a zero-effort, lazy-gardener’s trick for covering a bare spot. Add bold foliage plants. Swap tired

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Looking for a tree to provide some curb appeal? Get inspired with these choices. Fall is the best time to plant trees! Crape Myrtle Called the lilac of the South, crape myrtle brings on the flower show with long bloom clusters that open in a rainbow of hues. The tree has a graceful, architectural branching

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Pecan pie season is upon us! Have you considered growing a pecan tree in your yard? Not only will it produce the nuts to use for culinary delights, but it will be a shade tree to provide your family with needed relief. The best time to plant a pecan tree is in the fall because

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  What is pH? In regards to soil, it is a measurement of your soil’s acidy. A scale of one, (peak acidity/low alkalinity) to 14 (low acidity/peak alkalinity) is used to gauge your soil’s pH level. A level of seven is considered neutral soil. Why is pH important? For starters, an improper pH level for

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So you’ve decided to start composting. On behalf of your garden: Thank you! There are many elements to beginning a compost, and we will be happy to help you along the new route! The most important education to know when investing in the well-being of your garden is what exactly are you (and aren’t you)

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With a few cool fronts blowing through South Louisiana, it is tempting to gear up for that transition to a fall garden. However, these cool days and nights can sometimes be a breath of fresh air for warm-season annuals as well. Many fall plants require consistently cool temperatures before being planted, and another spell of

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Fall brings a great range of plants to bring in the season, from heat tolerant plants to endure a long, hot fall, to cold-lovers that will survive through to spring! Here are ten seasonal favorites. Croton This tropical foliage plant would really do well throughout the warm season, but it is a fantastic addition to

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Anyone can have a green thumb. Here are some tips to start you out right- with garden gloved hands! Start Small The surest way to become frustrated with gardening is to bite off more than you can chew. Small gardens are easy to manage, and by starting on a small scale you’ll quickly learn gardening

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