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Louisiana gardeners can successfully grow a wide variety of culinary herbs. When selecting which herbs you want to grow in your garden, consider what you commonly cook with. Look at the dried herbs are in your kitchen cabinet, and start growing them. Now is a great time to plant many of the hardy herbs we

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Now is the best time to plant hardy trees in Louisiana. Are you thinking about adding shade trees, small spring- or summer-flowering trees or trees for screening? If you are, this is time of the year to head out to our garden center and purchase trees to plant in your landscape. If you want a

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Camellias are one of the most popular blooming evergreens in the Southeast US, and one of our favorite winter bloomers. There are many varieties to choose from to bring showy winter interest. Camellia japonica, commonly called Camellia, is a slow upright grower with medium to large flowers that open from mid to late winter.  Camellias

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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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Amaryllis bulbs are easy to grow and produce blooms to captivate you. They can be grown indoors or out, and over an extended period of time. Wondering where they are native? Amaryllis originated in South America’s tropical regions and has the botanical name Hippeastrum.  The large, showy flowers and ease with which they can be

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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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