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Winter Flowers for Indoor Gardens

Brighten your home with a few of these cheery houseplants African Violets While most of the year African violets like an eastern or western view, during the winter you should move them to a south-facing window. Cyclamen Cyclamen is a houseplant that can have a modern look with a sleek container. Watch for wilting, it

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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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Poinsettia Care through Winter (and Beyond)

This iconic holiday plant has tropical roots. Get tips on keeping your poinsettia looking its best all year. Perhaps no flower represents the winter holidays like the poinsettia. However, these festive plants, which range from the traditional red to pale yellow, can be mysterious when it comes to care and maintenance. Here are some tips on

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Christmas Cactus Care

The Christmas cactus is a long lived plant with flat, segmented stems. Most of the year its appearance is fairly unassuming. Some potted green in the corner of the living room or parked under a tree in the back yard. Around Christmas, however, something magical happens. With care, this plain looking plant will blossom with flowers of

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A Holly for Every Need

Enjoy the following recollection of holly berries and childhood from a Louisiana Horticulturist: “Growing up right behind St. George, our neighbor, Mrs. B., had a Holly on the right corner of her house. Being a boy, what this meant for me was I now had “bullets” to throw at my younger brother. Holly berries were

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In the Zone: An Article on Plant Growing Zones

  Have you gone to a nursery to purchase a plant only to be confused by the zone indicated? Usually the zone on the label is the plant hardiness zone, but it is becoming common to include heat zones. First, let’s discuss plant hardiness zones. This set of numbers is about minimum temperatures a plant

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