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All Seasons Blog

Camellias for Winter Show

Camellias are one of the most popular blooming evergreens in the Southeast US, and one of our favorite winter bloomers. There are many varieties to choose from to bring showy winter interest. Camellia japonica, commonly called Camellia, is a slow...

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Fertilizing Houseplants 101

Got a frazzled fern or a distressed dieffenbachia? Get tips on how and when to fertilize and find out which pantry items can be used to perk up your plants. Are your houseplants hungry? If they’ve been in the same soil for a while, they...

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Prune Roses in January & February

Repeat flowering roses should be pruned anytime from late January through mid-February. This pruning is especially important for the popular hybrid tea and grandiflora roses, but all types of repeat-flowering roses benefit from pruning. Without the...

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Freeze-Proof Plants

Find tough-as-nails plants that can survive your coldest winters. Coneflower This rugged wildflower can grow just about anywhere. Cut down the stems, then add 3-4 inches of mulch to insulate the plants through the winter to help them bounce back...

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Tips for Tip-Top Tools Ready for Spring

Get a jump-start on spring by tending to garden tools this winter Dedicate some time now to getting your tools in shape. Time spent on tool maintenance in the garden’s off-season gives you more time to garden when spring arrives. Here’s...

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Protect Plants from Winter Frost & Freezes

Please see below artcile from LSU Ag Center retired Horticulturist, Allen Owings dated December 2016.  Visit LSU Ag Center online here.    Expected cold weather often brings concern about protecting landscape plants during frosts and...

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Christmas Cactus Care

Easy growing tips for this seasonal favorite. The Christmas cactus is a long lived plant with flat, segmented stems. Most of the year its appearance is fairly unassuming. Some potted green in the corner of the living room or parked under...

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Plant Covers for Winter

Keep your plants safe from frost by using winter plant covers. These chill-chasing covers give plants a cozy hideaway that’s warmer than surrounding air. The difference is often only a few degrees, but those degrees make a big difference....

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Birds That Eat Nyjer - Seed-Eating Birds

Nyjer seed—also commonly known as thistle seed—is popular with many backyard bird species, particularly seed-eating birds and winter finches. Knowing which birds eat Nyjer can help birders choose the best birdseed and appropriate...

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Crazy for the Pansy

Visiting our Garden Center right now is like stepping into a rainbow. We have gone crazy for the pansy flowers! We have them in every color, with some even showing off multi colors! Pansies are jewels of a cool-season flowerbed. Their constant...

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