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Water Wise This Summer

The first tell-tale sign of a plant needing watered is wilting of the leaves.  Left alone plant leaves will actually burn from the edges back trying to save as much leaf mass as possible.  We are often asked how often or how many times a week you should water.  Each day is a different day

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Agave: The Ultimate Landscape Succulent

Cacti and succulents are the hallmark of landscapes out west. They embody a toughness against the elements and offer bold, architectural shapes for the landscape. Premier among those suitable for gardening are the agaves. These long-lived perennial plants can be used just as effectively in south Louisiana gardens. Remember, though, these are plants from very

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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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Crape Myrtle: Louisiana’s Summer Tree

This top-flowering and easy-to-grow tree or shrub is the queen of the South and great for summer color. Crape myrtles are hands down the mainstays of our Southern summer landscape. Whether you spell it crape or crepe (keep in mind that the Crape Myrtle Society of America uses the “a”) or play it safe with

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