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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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Tips and Tricks for Longer Bloom Times

Keep the color going in your landscape with these easy tips.  Flowers in the Landscape Adding flowering plants to the landscape is the quickest way to add visual appeal. "Planting flowers" can mean different things to different...

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How to Attract Butterflies & Hummingbirds

Incorporate attracting plants into multiple sections of the garden landscape, rather than one dedicated “butterfly and/or hummingbird” bed. Provide plants for nectar, food (caterpillars) and shelter using a variety of annuals,...

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The Joy of Bird Feeding

                                            Why feed birds? It takes time, money, effort, and dedication to...

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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...

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In the Zone: An Article on Plant Growing Zones

  Have you gone to a nursery to purchase a plant only to be confused by the zone indicated? Usually the zone on the label is the plant hardiness zone, but it is becoming common to include heat zones. First, let’s discuss plant...

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Louisiana: Vegetable Planting Calendar

Starting to plan the fall veggie garden? Or already elbows deep in it? Have you seen this handy informational sheet on planting and harvest dates from the Urban Farmer? This is a good guide to the last and first frost dates throughout the state,...

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