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How to be Succulent Savvy

Cacti and succulents have become the trendy houseplant for urban gardeners and new growers in smaller living spaces looking to add more plants to their homes. These popular plants are an excellent addition to any space. Succulents are plants that...

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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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Don’t Commit Crape Murder

We’re all enjoying Louisiana’s “Summer Tree,” the Crape Myrtle blooming in bright tones all around Acadiana. Unfortunately, these are among the most abused trees in Louisiana’s residential and commercial landscapes....

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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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Bougainvillea and Hibiscus

We all love the tropics- the bright colors and inviting tones! Bring that feeling into your garden with two of the best-looking tropical bloomers! Bougainvilleas enjoy to be “root-bound”, meaning they are an excellent choice for a...

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Growing Citrus in South Louisiana

Louisiana is a unique part of the country. Things like crawfish, gumbo, Cajun music, swamps and alligators, and much more make this a special area. The ability to grow satsumas and other citrus trees is just one more thing that adds to the mystique of...

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Drift Off to a Dream Landscape

Drift roses are an LSU Louisiana Super Plant selection and are low-growing landscape roses providing you with easy maintenance and loads of color. Fall is a great time to plant roses because they establish in the cooler weather and provide...

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Annual or Perennial?

  One of the most joyous parts of gardening is planting COLOR! Unique, pretty, fragrant and COLORful flowers.  Now you probably know, or remember, that we generally categorize flowers into two different categories. Can you guess the two...

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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 hardiness...

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