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Summer Flowering Bulbs for Louisiana Landscapes
It seems that when flowering bulbs are mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind are the lovely spring flowering bulbs that brighten our gardens from mid-winter through the spring. But, we also have summer flowering bulbs. They provide an excellent way to introduce color and interest into the summer landscape.

Growing Caladiums

How to grow Caladiums

Louisiana Azaleas Infographic
Louisiana Azaleas

Azaleas are the major ornamental plants in Louisiana’s residential and commercial landscapes. This inforgraph includes information on planting and maintenance, and pest control recommendations.

Azalea Varieties for Louisiana Infograph

Azaleas, the major ornamental plants in Louisiana’s residential and commercial landscapes, are available in many flower colors, growth habits and foliage characteristics. This infograph coveries the various varieties for Louisiana gardens

Butterfly Gardening for Louisiana Infographic
Butterfly Garden
Butterflies provide unequaled splendor and motion. Our fascination with these magical creatures is as evident today as it has been throughout history. Speaking to our gentler and possibly our romantic selves, butterflies have a calming effect. Observing these marvelous creatures fluttering seemingly effortlessly sometimes sets our minds adrift.
Horticulturist Says Rose Care Needed in Late Summer
Louisiana in August may not be the most enjoyable time to work in the yard, but rose bushes need attention to ensure good performance this fall, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Allen Owings.
Marigolds Effective Against the Southern Rootknot Nematode
yellow marigolds
Marigolds produce substances that are toxic to at least one or more kinds of nematodes.
Hot-weather Gardening: Freshen with new flowers, pruning, pest control
Yards and gardens generally look a little frayed by this time of the year. The final really hot days that usually come at the end of a long, hot summer are especially hard on plants, says LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill.
Growing Gladilous in Louisiana
Gladiolus, or sword lily, has been a favorite of Southern gardeners for generations.
LSU AgCenter Scientists Testing Weed Control For Louisiana Iris Growers
Louisiana Iris
LSU AgCenter scientists are nearing the end of a two-year weed control study designed to help Louisiana iris growers save money. It is the only weed control study in the state concentrating on field production of Louisiana iris, and its purpose is to increase yields and reduce weed competition.
All-American Daylilies Chosen For 2006
Buttered Popcorn Daylily
A relatively new category has been added to All-America Selections, home of the popular All-America Rose Selections, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Allen Owings. That group is daylilies.
2003-04 Landscape Performance Bedding Plants and Herbaceous Perennials
Efforts in 2003 and 2004 included evaluation of cannas, coleus, angelonias, purslane, lantanas, perennial verbena, annual and perennial salvia, vinca, zinnias, melampodium, petunias, rudbeckia, phlox, daylilies, dianthus, ornamental kale, ornamental cabbage, calendula, violas, pansies, ornamental sweet potatoes, garden mums, African and French marigolds and others.
All-American Daylilies: Performance and the Rust Threat
daylily rust
Interest in daylilies is still strong despite rust problems over the past several years. New daylily selections and All-American daylily winners need to be evaluated in the Gulf South for landscape performance.
Photo Galleries: Violas
Alpine series viola
Violas, a close relative to the pansy but with smaller flowers, can provide a mass of color on the darkest winter day. Several viola series perform well in Louisiana, but sometimes it's difficult to choose the viola you want with so many series and colors available. The pictures included on this page are all from the annual bedding plant trials performed at the Burden Center in Baton Rouge.