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All Seasons Blog

AUGUST TO DO LIST:

AUGUST TO DO LIST:   Plants like azaleas and camellias will benefit from a little extra water this month. Most established plants need about one inch of water per week to perform at their best. Water until you see run off, and the...

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Hummingbirds Ready to Revisit Acadiana

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...

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10 Plants to Attract Hummingbirds

Want to appeal to hummingbirds? Consider these flowers they love to visit. Bee Balm Bee balm's blooms appear in mid to late summer, and can even remain into the fall. The striking flowers come in white, pink, red or purple, and complement the...

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SunPatiens vs Vinca

    SunPatiens are taking the country by storm so it's time you give them a try.  These sun loving impatiens are a hybrid of Impatiens walleriana (regular impatiens) and Impatiens hawkeri (New Guinea...

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Purslane

When the heat cranks up here in Louisiana, knowing what to plant that will survive is key. An easy addition to the landscape or your potted combos is Purslane. The blooms are VIVID day in and day out, bright and cheery even in the brutal weather...

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What is Mycorrhizae?

It's a popular word for us around the nursery: Mycorrhizae. But, what is it? In a simple sentence: It's the good fungus.  The soil fungi penetrates growing plant root tissues, surround the root mass and extend far into the surrounding...

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Helping Grass Survive the Summer

Learn how to keep your lawn healthy when temperatures rise. As you know, here the average temperature in August exceeds 90 degrees. Some types of grass do better in high temperatures, but all are likely to suffer as the thermometer rises...

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Squirrels: Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em

Whether you want to invite the bright eye and bushy tail guest to your yard or let them know they’re not allowed over, we have tips for you to either attract or deter squirrels from your home/garden. Tips to Attract Squirrels: Providing...

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A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO RAINWATER CATCHMENT SYSTEMS

The collection and use of rainwater is an environmentally friendly practice that has seen growing interest in recent years as more people accept the responsibility for stewardship of our natural resources.  Many families are using captured...

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Five Reason Why It's Okay to Be a Houseplant Hoarder

  Whether you have a few ficus or a dozen dracaena, you probably already know that they benefit you just by being there. There's nothing like the sight of fresh greenery thriving in your home, but did...

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