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Health Benefits of Houseplants: From A to Z

These houseplants don’t just sit there looking pretty— they decrease stress, remove indoor pollutants and even make us nicer. Anthurium Flowering houseplants like anthurium help decrease our stress levels, which is becoming...

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Winter Landscapes Come Alive with Shi Shi Camellias

If you’ve noticed the sudden explosion of beautiful rose-pink flowers dotting the landscapes these past few weeks, you have witnessed one of the top-performing shrubs for Louisiana landscapes: ShiShi Gashira. This plant is often listed...

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Top 5 Houseplants for Green Thumb Newbie

These plants will have your interior space looking like it was decorated by Mother Nature herself. We’ve all seen those photos on Instagram and Facebook, the ones with those lush, green indoor plants spilling all over the kitchen and...

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What's Your Birth Month Flower?

Like gemstones, flowers can represent birthdays in each month of the year. Which one is yours? January: Carnation Carnations are the birth flowers for January. Different colors convey different meanings. White carnations symbolize pure love, while...

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Poinsettia Care through Winter (and Beyond)

This iconic holiday plant has tropical roots. Get tips on keeping your poinsettia looking its best all year. Perhaps no flower represents the winter holidays like the poinsettia. However, these festive plants, which range from the traditional...

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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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Cyclamen: Holiday & Cool Season Favorite

Cyclamen plants add a splash of color to shady spot, a container garden. The red and white blooms are ideal as holiday garden centerpieces or given as a gift to someone special. Want other colors besides the holiday classic combination? Shades of...

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Amaryllis: A Beauty Bulb

Amaryllis bulbs are easy to grow and produce blooms to captivate you.  They can be grown indoors or out, and over an extended period of time.  Wondering where they are native? Amaryllis originated in South America's tropical regions...

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American Beautyberry: a True American Native

American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) is a native shrub of North America. It can be found growing naturally in southeastern woodlands and along the edges of forests from Oklahoma and Texas all through the South and on up into Maryland. It can...

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Several Herbs Thrive in the Cool Season

Louisiana gardeners can successfully grow a wide variety of culinary herbs. When selecting which herbs you want to grow in your garden, consider what you commonly cook with. Look at the dried herbs are in your kitchen cabinet, and start growing...

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