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July To-Do list:

July is the time to cut faded flowers from flowering annuals & perennials to encourage new growth and blooms. Old blooms and seed heads left on the plants can negatively affect the flower's continuous production. There are a number of...

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Patriotic Plants

The colors red, white, and blue are always on our minds during summer, as the anniversary of our nation’s independence approaches. What better way to celebrate your pride than by planting a red, white, and blue garden? Blue is one of the most...

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Tired Summer Annuals

Halfway 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...

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Getting Figgy with it

It’s fig season in Louisiana! Figs (Ficus carica) are native to the Middle East and Western Asia but have become naturalized here in North America. The trees are deciduous and can grow to an average of 10 to 30 feet with branches typically...

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Use summer to plan your fall garden

Summertime is the best time to just sit back and enjoy your garden. And while you’re at it, you can start thinking about fall gardening. Other than watering, occasional fertilizing and weed upkeep (mostly mechanically because chemicals can no...

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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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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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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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