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As Strong as an Oak: an LSU Oak Tree Article

The oaks have become a part of American culture more than most other types of trees. Oaks are a symbol of strength and durability. Strong as an oak is a common comparison. “From little acorns mighty oaks do grow” is a saying suggesting small beginnings can lead to great things. Oaks are not among the

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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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Landscaping Pitfalls & Solutions

Pitfall: Planting too close to a wall means that there’s just a little air circulation between the plant and the wall, and fungal diseases can run rampant. Solution: Keep plants at least a few feet away from walls. Pitfall: Planting in straight lines (or curved lines, for that matter) isn’t a mistake per se, but very often

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