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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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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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Summer Watering: Life or Death to your Plants

Lots of new planting gets done every spring. Proper watering can make the difference between life and death to newly planted lawns, trees, shrubs, ground covers, and bedding and vegetable transplants during summer. Because their roots have not had time to grow out into the surrounding soil, these plants do not yet have well-established root

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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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Care for Roses in Summer

Summer heat can stress many plants in the landscape. One of the plants not especially happy during extreme heat of mid-late summer are most roses. Proper care is important as roses enter this most stressful time of the year. Regular watering, mulching, deadheading and insect, disease and weed control are the major issues. Pruning Now

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There May be a Fungus Among Us

  Fungus- they wait until the conditions are prime, then they attack! What are the prime conditions? One can define the right conditions in which fungus and diseases thrive as our Louisiana summers – hot temperatures with high humidity! Add days after days of rain, not allowing a drying out period, and prime conditions are

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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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