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Forgiving Houseplants

These plants will outlast your extended beach vacation. These are the perfect plants for indoor gardeners with brown thumbs. Aloe Aloe (Aloe vera) is best known for its plump leaves that can provide a soothing gel for cuts and burns. Allow the...

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Tired Summer Annuals

Halfway through the summer – have you taken a vacation yet? When you were at that condo, beach club, resort or casino did you notice the landscape?  Did you notice if their annual flower beds looked pristine?  Maybe you felt one of...

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Getting Figgy with it

It’s fig season in Louisiana! Figs (Ficus carica) are native to the Middle East and Western Asia but have become naturalized here in North America. The trees are deciduous and can grow to an average of 10 to 30 feet with branches typically...

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Don't Wait! Root Stimulate for Summer Planting Success

Many people are asking whether this or that plant can be planted in the summer. The fact of the matter is that Louisiana has a climate that allows for planting 365 days a year, with a little understanding of how plants work and what they...

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Summer Hibiscus Care

Growing hibiscus is an easy way to add a tropical flair to your garden. When you know how to care for hibiscus plants, you will be rewarded with many years of lovely flowers! Here are some tips on how to care for these tropical flowers: Growing...

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Summer Rose Care

Summer heat can stress many plants in the landscape. One of the plants not especially happy during extreme heat of mid-late summer are most roses. Proper care is important as roses enter this most stressful time of the year. Regular watering,...

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Water Wisely

So you think watering is a no-brainer? Water for too long, and you engrave an open invitation for fungus. Water too little, and roots become shallow. Water in the evening, and insects come out to feast. Water from too high, and half the moisture is...

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St Augustine Grass: A Deep South Favorite

In the Deep South, from Florida to central Texas, St Augustine grass is the turf of choice. It is a tropical grass being found in several countries and islands from Africa to Australia. St Augustine grass is a coarse textured grass that spreads by...

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