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Attract Hummingbirds: Prepare Now for the Fall Migration

  In mid-August, the Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds are back in our area for their fall migration! Since you can expect to see increasing numbers of them, stock your feeders and yard with plants to attract & fuel them for their long journey south! Did you know there are over 16 kinds of hummingbirds in the U.S.?

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Refreshing Water Gardens

In the heat of the summer, create a “cool,” refreshing water garden. Once the garden is created, it will relax and soothe your stress after a long day! Water-tolerant plants and a fountain element enhance a summer outdoor experience. Creating a water garden can be done from a kit or DIY.  Regardless of the method

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Made for the Shade Garden

Shade is a lovely place to be during the hot Louisiana summers. Gardening in the shade can be a nice relief not only for ourselves, but for our plants. We are all aware of how intense the summer sun can be here in Southeast Louisiana, so take advantage of those pockets of shade you might

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Spotlight on: Tree Form Hibiscus

Have you seen a gorgeous tree-form/topiary of a hibiscus? They are taking the gorgeous tropical plant to new heights! They aren’t difficult to grow if you have enough sunlight and a little knowledge. Here’s how you can grow these stunning plants for yourself: Characteristics: Dimensions: Up to 6 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide. Growth

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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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Health Benefits of Houseplants: From A to Z

These houseplants don’t just sit there looking pretty— they decrease stress, remove indoor pollutants and even make us nicer. Anthurium Flowering houseplants like anthurium help decrease our stress levels, which is becoming increasingly valuable as our lives get crazier. Bromeliad Colorful bromeliads look a bit like exotic living flower arrangements. They’re perfect for offices where their colorful blooms can

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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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Don’t Sizzle in Summer: Plant Aloe

Aloes are succulent plants that are originally from the Arabian Peninsula, Africa, and the Indian Ocean region, so they are a great plant to think of in this summertime heat! Like most succulents, these plants like plenty of sun and very low water. They can be grown indoors in very bright light, such as a

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Top 10 “Sun”sational Summer Succulent Varieties

Kalanchoe pumila – Flower Dust Plant This creeping, silver-grey groundcover is a gem in hanging baskets! Sporting pink flowers to accent the ashy, silver leaves, it can take the heat but is also hardy enough to survive light freezes. It will love to be in a dry hanging basket, requiring a fraction of the water

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Colorful Caladiums for Shady Summer Spots

Caladiums are an A+ selection for reliable color in areas that get some shade. And one investment can provide years of color. Easy enough for the casual gardener to expect routine success, the caladium’s elegant beauty also makes it a staple in the most accomplished gardener’s landscape. Native to tropical South America, caladiums grow from

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