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Have Summer Color Victory with Vinca

One of the most popular annual bedding plants in Louisiana is vinca, or periwinkle. It is well-known for its prolific and long blooming season and is the favored flowering plant of choice for home gardeners and professional landscapers around the state for warm season color. Vinca (Catharanthus roseus) is a heat- and drought-tolerant plant that

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Soothe from the Sun: Plant Aloe

Aloes are succulent plants that are originally from the Arabian Peninsula, Africa, and the Indian Ocean region, so they are a great plant to think of in this summertime heat! Like most succulents, these plants like plenty of sun and very low water. They can be grown indoors in very bright light, such as a

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Seeing is Believing: Hibiscus in Tree Form

Have you seen a gorgeous tree-form/topiary of a hibiscus? They are taking the gorgeous tropical plant to new heights! They aren’t difficult to grow if you have enough sunlight and a little knowledge. Here’s how you can grow these stunning plants for yourself: Characteristics: Dimensions: Up to 6 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide. Growth

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Fabulous Ferns

Ferns add texture and interest to your home and garden, whether they mingle with other plants or stand alone as beautiful specimens. Click the names to view the plants via our Plant Finder!  Staghorn Fern Staghorn, also known as elkhorn ferns, are eye-catching when they’re mounted on a wall and grown as houseplants. In USDA

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Plants to Deliver a Beautiful Mailbox Garden

These annuals, perennials, vines and other hardy growers make great companions for a mailbox garden design. Coreopsis auriculata ‘Nana’ Also known as tickseed, Coreopsis auriculata is a North America native perennial that grows easily in conditions of full sun and soil with medium moisture. Yellow blooms appear from May to June that attract butterflies and

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Top Veggies to Grow in the Heat

Try planting some of these veggies, which don’t shy away from a little hot weather. Plants That Love the Heat When summer gets cranked up, certain vegetable garden crops naturally outshine others. Here is a compilation of hot-weather all-stars. Sweet Potatoes Sweet Potatoes grow well in summer and produce abundantly in as little as 90

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I’m a Survivor: Plants that Make It

On recent walks through the LSU main campus, New Orleans City Park and Jungle Garden at Avery Island, I was struck by the beauty of the live oaks and the resurrection ferns found growing on them. For some reason, the word resurrection reminded me that Easter will be celebrated by many on Sunday. The recent

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