(05/25/18) You’d think a vegetable with a name like yardlong bean would be incredibly productive — and you would be right..
(Video 05/21/18) It’s good to plan ahead for the relentless heat to come. On this edition of Get It Growing
(05/18/18) Proper watering can mean life or death to newly planted lawns, trees, shrubs, ground covers, and bedding and vegetable transplants.
(05/11/18) Some heat-loving herbs can be planted now for summer production.
(Video 4/30/18) Right now, cactuses and succulent plants are a popular trend in gardening. These plants are excellent choices for beauty and variety.
(Video 4/23/18) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how to care for this small celosia that puts on a big show of purple color.
(05/04/18) Some of my favorite plants for summer color are caladiums. You won’t find a better plant for reliable color in areas that get some shade.
(04/27/18) Mulching is an easy-to-do, labor-saving gardening technique all gardeners should take advantage of.
(04/20/18) Now is an excellent time to plant warm-season bedding plants that will brighten your landscape all summer long.
(Video 04/16/18) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to these beautiful plants and explains why they’re so easy for gardeners to grow.
(04/13/18) The LSU AgCenter has announced that Intenz Classic celosia has been designated a Louisiana Super Plants selection for spring 2018.
(Video 04/09/18) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how Easter lilies can be planted in the landscape and grow very well with the proper care.
(Video 04/02/18) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill tells you what you need to know about selecting vegetables from the cucumber family.
(Video 03/26/18) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains the many types of tomatoes you can choose for your early planting.
(03/30/18) If you are going to have a landscape with trees, a lawn, shrubs and flowers, maintenance is going to be involved.
(03/23/18) The cucumber family provides a wide variety of vegetables popular for the spring, summer and fall home vegetable garden.
(3/19/2018) When you say the word ‘herbs,’ the list of options is extensive.
(03/16/18) It’s not too early to begin to plan our summer flower gardens.
(Video 3/12/18) On this edition of Get It Growing, blueberries are a good choice because they require little attention, while providing some delicious rewards
(03/09/18) It’s time to plant tomato transplants into the garden, especially in south Louisiana. North
(3/05/18) Late February is a great time to trim ground cover or add some of these plants to your landscape.
(03/02/18) Scale insects are one of the more common groups of insects that attack plants. You may find them feeding on trees, shrubs and on indoor plants.
(2/26/18) Explains how recent developments with this plant now include striking variations from the original color and style of the plant. (Runtime: 01:46)
(02/23/18) Ground covers make great additions to Louisiana landscapes.
(02/16/18) February is a great time to plant hardy fruit trees, bushes or vines in your landscape.
(Video 2/12/18) You might expect evergreen trees and shrubs to stay green all year round.
(02/09/18) Early to mid-February is an excellent time to cut back repeat-flowering roses growing in your landscape.
(Video 02/05/18) Parsley is a great herb for flavoring many recipes.
(02/02/18) At this point, it’s time to assess the effects of the freezes on landscape plants and deal with the damage that has occurred.
(Video 1/29/18) Dan Gill explains why now is the best time to plant shrubs like the Fritz Huber plum yew.
(01/26/18) Now is an excellent time to consider adding roses to your landscape.
(Video 12/11/17) During this time of year, brown and red colored foliage on many plants can indicate cold damage.
(Video 12/18/17) During the Christmas season, you will see Christmas cactuses for sale in nurseries, home improvement stores and even supermarket.
(Video 01/15/18) Hard freezes have impacted plants throughout Louisiana.
(Video 01/22/18) Freezes may have killed your favorite plants, but unfortunately, weeds in your lawn don’t go away as easily.
(01/19/18) Where a medium-to-large evergreen tree is desirable, the Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) can be a wonderful choice.
(01/12/18) Many gardeners consider snails and slugs to be the most disgusting pests in the garden. I could live with their looks if they didn’t cause damage.
(01/05/18) Heavy rains, particularly when they persist over an extended period, place stresses on plants in our landscapes.
(Video 12/25/17) You have plants left over after Christmas. Can you replant that poinsettia or keep that Christmas cactus?
(12/29/17) The next few weeks are an important time for planting tulips, hyacinths and other bulbs that have been previously stored in your refrigerator.
(12/22/17) Louisiana winter landscapes look decidedly different from our landscapes in summer.
(12/15/17) Moth orchids are relatively easy to grow and are a good choice for a beginner’s first orchid.
(12/08/17) This time of the year, when we have brought container tropical plants inside for the winter, we need to be on the lookout for pest problems.
(12/01/17) We use a variety of decorative plants to dress up our homes during the holidays, including pointsettias, holiday cactuses and living Christmas trees.
(Video 11/27/17) Some shrubs are at their most beautiful during the fall season, providing a cascading show of color.
(Video 11/20/17) Fall is a time you might expect to see only drab, muted landscapes in many parts of the state.
(11/24/17) Louisiana gardeners can successfully grow a wide variety of culinary herbs.
(11//17/17) The evergreen sweetbay magnolia reliably retains its foliage during winter,
(11/10/17) There is an amazing selection of vegetables that can only be grown here during the cool season from October through May.
(Video 11/11/17) Are you looking for a colorful, easy-to-grow plant for the window sill or patio?
(11/03/17) November is a great time to remove summer bedding plants and add cool-season plants to your flower beds.
(Video 11/04/17) Chrysanthemums, commonly known as mums, are among the most popular flowers for the fall.
(10/27/17) If you want beautiful beds of daffodils, tulips or Dutch irises next spring, you should think about planting them now.
(10/20/17) In the South, the term “greens” refers to vegetables whose leaves are eaten when cooked until tender.
(Video 10/30/17) Sunflowers are blooming now. But there’s another type of sunflower you might not know about.
(Video 10/23/17) Now is a great time to plant cool-season herbs.
(Video 10/16/17) Fall has started and it’s time to plant your vegetable garden.
(Video 10/09/17) It's not just any petunia; it's super-tunia.
(10/13/17) A gardener’s job is to make sure, through proper bed preparation, that the soil provides what plants need to be healthy and strong.
(10/06/17) The LSU AgCenter has named Supertunia Vista Bubblegum petunia the Louisiana Super Plants selection for fall 2017.
(09/29/17) An amazing selection of vegetables can only be grown here during the cool season from October through April.
(Video 10/02/17) Fall is a great time to plant hardy trees and shrubs. The low maintenance, yet beautiful Drift rose is an excellent choice.
(Video 09/25/17) Petunias offer profuse color to a landscape and now's a great time to plant them.
(09/22/17)You can almost always find some Louisiana wildflowers blooming throughout the year. But fall is when some of the most outstanding displays occur.
(09/15/17) September and early October are ideal for repotting tropical container plants that you have summered outdoors.
(Video 09/18/17) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how to promote better blooming on cannas and how to control persistent insect problems.
(Video 09/11/17) Horticulturist Dan Gill explains how porterweed can enhance your landscape in multiple ways.
(09/08/17)Before they die, most bromeliads will send up pups that can be used to grow the next generation.
(09/01/17) Now is an excellent time to assess your landscape and begin to make plans for planting this fall.
(08/25/17) Knock Out roses are amazingly popular, and pruning them is not difficult.
(08/18/17) More different kinds of plants and products are available through mail-order than could ever be carried by our local nurseries.
(Video 08/28/17) Dan Gill explores the amazing Sunfinity sunflower, which blooms in waves throughout the summer.
(Video 08/11/17) Summer temperatures may still be hot, but it’s time to plant fall tomatoes.
(08/11/17) The Eastern mole can be considered “nuisance wildlife” almost any time it invades landscapes.
(08/04/17) August is a transitional time in the vegetable garden, and some of the more heat-tolerant cool-season vegetables crops can be planted now.
(Video 08/07/17) Zinnias are beautiful flowers for Louisiana landscapes. But, some of the typical varieties are prone to disease.
(Video 07/31/17) During this hottest time of summer, large numbers of people don’t typically flock to plant nurseries.
(07/28/17) During dry spells, we may need to provide supplemental irrigation to flower beds, shrubs, lawns and newly planted trees.
(Video 07/24/17) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill discusses how to spruce up shady spots with plants that have it made in the shade.
(07/21/17) Deadheading is an important but often neglected gardening technique. It refers to pruning off old, faded flowers from a plant as it blooms.
(Video 07/17/17) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how the fragrant butterfly ginger flourishes during the summer and survives the winter.
(07/14/17) No other group of plants can be used to create the effects that vines do in the landscape.
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