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Your Freeze-Damaged Plants

Please see the below artcile from LSU Ag Center's website in lieu of the recent freezing February weather:    (02/19/21) The entire state of Louisiana, along with many others, just got an unusual dose of ice, sleet and snow. Despite...

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Winter Weed Cocktail

We all love a good mixed cocktail- even your lawn! This is our “winter weed cocktail mix” to help control the winter weeds and prevent the pesky spring & summer weeds from popping up. Ingredients: -1 ounce of Fertilome Weed Free...

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Camellias for Winter Show

Camellias are one of the most popular blooming evergreens in the Southeast US, and one of our favorite winter bloomers. There are many varieties to choose from to bring showy winter interest. Camellia japonica, commonly called Camellia, is a slow...

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Prune Roses in January & February

Repeat flowering roses should be pruned anytime from late January through mid-February. This pruning is especially important for the popular hybrid tea and grandiflora roses, but all types of repeat-flowering roses benefit from pruning. Without the...

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Freeze-Proof Plants

Find tough-as-nails plants that can survive your coldest winters. Coneflower This rugged wildflower can grow just about anywhere. Cut down the stems, then add 3-4 inches of mulch to insulate the plants through the winter to help them bounce back...

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Tips for Tip-Top Tools Ready for Spring

Get a jump-start on spring by tending to garden tools this winter Dedicate some time now to getting your tools in shape. Time spent on tool maintenance in the garden’s off-season gives you more time to garden when spring arrives. Here’s...

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Protect Plants from Winter Frost & Freezes

Please see below artcile from LSU Ag Center retired Horticulturist, Allen Owings dated December 2016.  Visit LSU Ag Center online here.    Expected cold weather often brings concern about protecting landscape plants during frosts and...

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Plant Covers for Winter

Keep your plants safe from frost by using winter plant covers. These chill-chasing covers give plants a cozy hideaway that’s warmer than surrounding air. The difference is often only a few degrees, but those degrees make a big difference....

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Birds That Eat Nyjer - Seed-Eating Birds

Nyjer seed—also commonly known as thistle seed—is popular with many backyard bird species, particularly seed-eating birds and winter finches. Knowing which birds eat Nyjer can help birders choose the best birdseed and appropriate...

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A Color Scheme for Cool Season

When you decide it’s time to pull out the warm-season bedding plants and replant your flowerbeds and containers, lots of wonderful cool season bedding plants are available here! The roles these plants play in landscapes and containers is to...

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