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Attract Birds with Plants

  Plants Latin Name Benefits Trees Apple Malus spp. Fruit, insects; nesting cavities Ash Fraxinus spp. Seeds, insects; cover Birch Betula spp. Seeds, insects; cover Bottlebrush Callistemon citrinus Nec

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10 Plants to Attract Hummingbirds

Want to appeal to hummingbirds? Consider these flowers they love to visit. Bee Balm (Click to see an example on our Plant Finder Page!)  Bee balm's blooms appear in mid to late summer, and can even remain into the fall. The striking flowers

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Spotlight on: Purslane

When the heat cranks up here in Louisiana, knowing what to plant that will survive is key. An easy addition to the landscape or your potted combos is Purslane. The blooms are VIVID day in and day out, bright and cheery even in the brutal weat

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Don’t Commit Crape Murder

Watch owner Peter Mayeux on KADN's Focus at Noon talking about this topic! Click here!  We’re all enjoying Louisiana’s “Summer Tree,” the Crape Myrtle blooming in bright tones all around Acadiana. Unfortunately, these are among the most

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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 increasingly val

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Interior Plants: Trendy & Beneficial

House plants are not only popular but are actually an important part of an interior environment. They are proven to actually take toxins like Benzene and Formaldehyde out of interior environments. NASA began looking at these things in the 80’s wh

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Plants & Products Mosquitoes Hate

We're here to help you reduce mosquito populations in your backyard. One single trick may not be very effective, but learning a little bit about them, and taking away the things they need to live can significantly reduce mosquito populations and in

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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 s

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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.

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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 pl

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