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All Seasons Blog

August Gardening 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 best time is between 6-10am. The m

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Attract Birds with Plants

  Plants Latin Name Benefits Trees Apple Malus spp. Fruit, insects; nesting cavities Ash Fraxinus spp. Seeds, insects; cover Birch Betula spp. Seeds, insects; cover Bottlebrush Callistemon citrinus Nec

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For the Birds: Common Feeder Birds in Acadiana

Bird Feeder Foods Feeder Types Year-round     Blue Jay Black oil sunflower, hulled sunflower, striped sunflower, whole  peanuts, peanut hearts  safflower, millet Hopper, Tray, Whole peanut, Cylinder Brown-headed Nuth

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Hummingbirds Headed Our Way

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 south!

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10 Plants to Attract Hummingbirds

Want to appeal to hummingbirds? Consider these flowers they love to visit. Bee Balm (Click to see an example on our Plant Finder Page!)  Bee balm's blooms appear in mid to late summer, and can even remain into the fall. The striking flowers

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Spotlight on: 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 weat

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How to Wake Up Summer Annuals

We're almost through the summer – have you taken a vacation yet? When you were at that condo, beach club, resort or casino did you notice the landscape?  Did you notice if their annual flower beds looked pristine?  Maybe you felt one of two fee

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A Beginners Guide to Catching Rainwater

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 water f

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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 a

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Why You Should Wash Your Flower Pots

You can’t beat container gardens for filling summer with color. At the end of the growing season, after tossing spent annuals onto the compost pile, set aside a day for pot washing. You may not think to wash pots. For years you may have simply

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