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All Seasons Blog

June To-do List

June is a great season for gardeners, and though much of the early season planting is already finished by June 1, there is much more care a garden needs throughout the month to have the best results for top produce, pungent herbs, and the most...

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Don't Wait! Root Stimulate for Summer Planting Success

Many people are asking whether this or that plant can be planted in the summer. The fact of the matter is that Louisiana has a climate that allows for planting 365 days a year, with a little understanding of how plants work and what they...

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Colorful Caladiums for Shady Summer Spot

Adapted from article By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist 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...

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Shade-Loving Container Garden Ideas

Looking to add color to a shady spot in the yard or under a covered patio or porch? Here is our list of plants that love life in the shade. Succulents You may think all succulents love the sun, but the truth is there are several that do better in...

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Top 10 Heat-loving Summer Annuals

We love annuals! They add something special to a landscape, border and/or container for seasonal color. With our summers about to heat up, it’s important to select annuals that love heat as much as our state does. Here are 10 of our all-time...

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Summer Hibiscus Care

Growing hibiscus is an easy way to add a tropical flair to your garden. When you know how to care for hibiscus plants, you will be rewarded with many years of lovely flowers! Here are some tips on how to care for these tropical flowers: Growing...

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Summer Rose Care

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,...

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Banish Mosquitoes

We are all aware that mosquito bites are painful and annoying, but they can be very dangerous as well. West Nile Virus and Zika virus are two of the more well-known diseases that are transported via mosquito bites. These diseases can lead to serious...

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Water Wisely

So you think watering is a no-brainer? Water for too long, and you engrave an open invitation for fungus. Water too little, and roots become shallow. Water in the evening, and insects come out to feast. Water from too high, and half the moisture is...

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What to Prune in Early June

Pruning is the one activity that’s an equal opportunity terror for gardeners. Many otherwise successful green thumbs experience pruning paralysis. The stakes are high — one wrong cut and you fear wiping out next year’s flowers. While...

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