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Rose Types + Care

Roses enhance a garden with beauty & elegance. Now is the perfect time to plant bare root roses so they can come alive in your garden this spring. But, first you need to decide which genre best suits you! Here are the types of roses: Hybrid...

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To Prune or Not to Prune?

Pruning intimidates some gardeners. When to prune and when not to prune? It can be scary. For trees and shrubs that are grown for their flowers, you must consider when they bloom before you decide when to prune them. Prune at the wrong time, and...

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Raised Veggie Beds- Yay or Nay

Heat-loving plants will thrive in a raised bed garden. Plants like chilies, sweet peppers and eggplants will enjoy a sunny spot and rich compost in raised bed planters. They do dry out quicker, so keep raised beds watered daily. Raised-bed...

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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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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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A Color Scheme for Cool Season

When you decide it’s time to pull out the warm-season bedding plants and replant your flowerbeds and containers, lots of wonderful cool season bedding plants are available here! The roles these plants play in landscapes and containers is to...

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Seed Step by Step

  Follow these steps to seed starting success! Don’t forget to come visit us! Step 1: Choose Your Seeds Take your time and choose the best varieties for the location in your garden. Pay attention to the height, width, sun and water...

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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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