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All Seasons Blog

April Gardening To Do List

-Prune azaleas, camellias, gardenias, quince, spirea, viburnum, wisteria, dogwood, hydrangeas, mock orange and redbuds immediately after they are finished blooming to encourage flowering for next year.  -Do not prune off foliage of...

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Bougainvillea and Hibiscus

  We all love the tropics- the bright colors and inviting tones! Bring that feeling into your garden with two of the best-looking tropical bloomers! Bougainvilleas enjoy to be “root-bound”, meaning they are an excellent choice...

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Planting Vegetables: Simple Way to Start

Planting vegetables is a satisfying way to enjoy the benefits of homegrown gardening, wholesome flavor, health benefits, and lots of Vitamin D! If you’ve been mentally stuck in the mud and afraid to get going, here’s the best part-...

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Mailbox Garden Plants and Flowers

These annuals, perennials, vines and other hardy growers make great companions for a mailbox garden design. We have HUNDREDS of choices for your mailbox garden, both in perennials and annuals. If short evergreen shrubs, like the shi shi camellia, or...

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Container Gardening: Anchor Containers with Evergreens

It's time to talk containers and how you can make the focal point of your container gardens a permanent fixture. Annuals are great for container gardens, but filling with durable evergreens is just as enjoyable! Try a combination of both, and...

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10 Steps to Your Best Tomatoes Ever

Love tomatoes? Get ready for your best harvest yet, thanks to these easy-grows-it tips. Big, Beautiful Tomatoes Homegrown tomatoes deliver flavor and then some. Raising your own crop of sun-ripened 'maters is one of summer’s official...

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Benefits of Mulching

Mulch helps plants and keeps soil healthy. All plants greatly benefit from mulching.  The application or re-application of mulch is important to provide your garden once per year. Cedar or cypress bark is recommended due to its resistance...

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Shade Trees Provide Benefits in Home Landscapes

Who hasn’t thrown a mini-celebration when they scored a shaded parking space at work, school, the park, shopping mall or museum? There is nothing sweeter than coming back to a cool vehicle after going for a run, doing some afternoon shopping...

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Freeze-Damaged Palm Trees: How to Care

The winter weather that the Bayou State experienced the week of Mardi Gras severely damaged many of our plants. You may have thought your palm trees escaped the cold without too much damage, only to notice freeze injury begin to show up a week or 10...

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DIG IT: Garden Geraniums

Geraniums, with their bright colors and flower formation, have been a gardener’s favorite for well over a century. They are popular bedding plants and borders in the garden, and are also ideal for containers. They enjoy full sun to partial...

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