(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.
(07/07/17) When it comes to vegetable gardening in Louisiana, gardeners should take advantage of our year-round growing season.
(06/30/17) The first things people plant in a new landscape – lawn and shade trees – may eventually not go together particularly well.
(Video 07/10/17) Dan Gill introduces you to some dwarf abelias that provide nice colorful foliage and flowers in a more compact plant structure.
(Video 07/03/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces the heat-tolerant limelight hydrangea.
(06/23/17) Plants can be propagated in a variety of ways, but layering is often overlooked by gardeners who are unfamiliar with the technique.,
(06/16/17) Summer heat stresses many plants, and most roses are not especially happy during the extreme heat of mid- to late summer.
(06/09/17) Although we try to do the best we can to properly take care of our landscapes, we seem to commonly make a few mistakes.
(06/02/17) Now is a great time to study your landscape and develop plans for needed changes. Spend the summer refining your ideas.
(Video 06/07/17) The coneflower, named for its cone-shaped head, has been a popular flower in Louisiana gardens for many years. Now, it has more colors.
(Video 05/31/17) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains why the tropical vine mandevilla is perfect for abundant blooms throughout the hottest months.
Growing your own herbs can be very rewarding when it comes to enhancing your meals. But, when flowers start appearing, what do you do?
(Video 05/22/17) One of the most graceful plants of summer is the Lily of the Nile or agapanthus – with its striking blue or white flowers.
(05/26/17) No other group of plants can provide more beauty, color and diversity than orchids.
(05/19/17) Proper watering can make the difference between life and death to newly planted lawns, trees, shrubs, flower, vegetables and ground covers.
(05/12/17) A lot of the stress and effort involved in gardening can be reduced by learning to cooperate with existing natural conditions.
(Video 05/08/17) Shady spots in your yard can provide a great opportunity for growing beautiful bedding plants.
(Video 05/15/17) Plants with golden colored leaves can accentuate your summer landscape.
(05/05/17) Summer bedding plants can quickly and economically help create the colorful landscape that so many gardeners crave.
(Video 05/01/2017) On this edition, Dan Gill introduces Henry’s Garnet Virginia willow, a Louisiana native and a Louisiana Super Plant selection.
(04/28/17) Harvesting at the right stage is essential to getting the best quality vegetables from your garden.
(Video 04/24/17) Impatiens have been known as shade loving plants, but the newer SunPatiens do well in the sun.
(04/21/17) SunPatiens (Impatiens hybrid) revolutionize how we use impatiens in the landscape.
(04/14/17)When the proper plants are selected for shady areas, the results can be beautiful and durable.
(Video 04/10/17) Everyone is familiar with the Easter lily, but there’s another beautiful Easter plant that’s not well known.
(04/07/17) Henry’s Garnet Virginia willow is a native shrub that adapts very well to landscape cultivation and is reliable and easy to grow.
(Video 04/17/17) Hanging baskets offer a unique aesthetic perspective to patios and porches.
(03/31/17) Planting vegetables as early as possible helps ensure abundant production before the intense heat of midsummer.
(Video 04/03/17) The shrub daisy is a summer plant that produces beautiful yellow blooms through the spring and summer.
(Video 03/27/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explores the possibilities of planting Indian hawthorn.
(03/24/17) The initial step in deciding how to control a pest is to correctly identify the insect causing the damage.
(03/17/17) Ground covers will add beauty and interest to the home landscapes as well as reduce maintenance.
(Video 03/15/17) If you’re looking for transitional plants that can survive freezes but also stand tough in hot weather, calibrachoa would be a good choice.
(03/10/17) More gardeners should know that herbs are easy to grow and can add flowers, fragrance and texture to the landscape.
(Video 03/08/17) Japanese magnolias are beautiful spring flowering trees and now is a good time to plant them.
(Video 03/06/17) Dreary, overcast winter days can get us down. But bright, beautiful flowers can lighten the mood.
(03/03/17) Many plants are excellent choices because they have proven records of thriving in our climate. But many other plants will not do well here.
(Video 02/27/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill explains how to choose and grow the right flowering bulbs for your individual taste.
(02/24/17) There is a need for people – particularly those with children and pets – to be aware that poisonous plants exist in our landscapes and our homes.
(02/17/17) Every year, Louisiana gardeners see amazingly beautiful beds of pansies, violas, dianthus, snapdragons and many others.
Gardeners are often faced with small spaces when landscaping.
(Video 02/06/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill explains how to detect and combat the destructive spider mite.
(02/03/17) “Crape murder” is the term that has been coined to describe severely cutting back crape myrtle trees.
(Video 01/30/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill introduces you to a new cultivar of bald cypress that resembles a weeping willow.
(01/27/17) Most roses need at least some annual pruning in the last week of January in south Louisiana through mid-February in north Louisiana.
(Video 01/23/17) Freezes may have killed your favorite plants, but unfortunately, weeds in your lawn don’t go away as easily.
(01/20/17) If you are considering planting a hedge, now is a great time to get it done.
(Video 01/16/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill explains how to prune back damaged tropicals and how to protect them for the rest of the winter.
(01/13/17) Container gardens provide a way to grow vegetables when suitable land is not available.
(01/06/17) What should be done for the landscape after a freezing episode is over? Here’s some general information on what to do and not do.
(Video 01/02/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill warns gardeners not to prune back their hydrangeas in the winter.
(12/30/16) The next few weeks are an important time for planting tulips, hyacinths and other bulbs.
(Video 12/26/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains intercropping
(12/23/16) During this busy time of year when giving and receiving gifts are so much part of the season, it’s good to consider the gifts our gardens give us.
(Video 12/19/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains the importance of determining proper placement and spacing before you put them in the ground.
(12/16/16) Dormant-season sodding can be successful but it's a little riskier.
(Video 12/12/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how to care for your Christmas cactuses during the holiday season and throughout the year.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture