(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.
(12/09/16) Winter vegetable gardening in Louisiana is tremendously rewarding. Many of the vegetables that we planted earlier are ready to harvest.
(Video 12/05/16) Dan Gill explains how the beautiful Get It Growing calendar is an ideal resource to keep gardeners on track every month of the year.
(12/02/16) What we generally do with leaves that fall from deciduous tree this time of year is a shame.
(Video 11/28/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how pansies can stay beautiful a long time.
(11/25/16) Our gardens are full of plant materials that can add unique beauty to holiday decorations.
(Video 11/21/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill introduces you to a plant that looks and smells similar to the wisteria but is not as troublesome.
(11/18/16) October to March is the prime season for planting hardy trees in Louisiana, and November through early December is an especially good time.
(Video 11/14/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill talks about American beautyberries.
(11/11/16) There is more to flowers than meets the eye or the nose. You can eat many of them.
(11/04/16) Fall is an outstanding time to plant many of the hardy culinary herbs, and one of the most popular is parsley.
(10/28/16) Using weed killers or herbicides should be approached very carefully by the gardener.
(Video 11/07/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill introduces you to some popular new dwarf nandinas.
(Video 10/31/16) The Confederate rose is a hibiscus that grows quickly and creates beautiful double blooms.
(Video 10/24/16) On this edition of Get It GrowingLSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains sun damage on tropical plants.
(Video 10/17/16) If you want squash or cabbage and broccoli on your Thanksgiving table, you better start planting cold season vegetables in October.
(10/21/16) Pansies and violas are popular cool-season bedding plants used to beautify gardens in Louisiana.
(10/14/16) If you want to punch up the color level in your garden from late September to early December, here are some trees, shrubs and perennials to consider.
(Video 10/10/16) Dan Gill explains how to select mums that can provide nice color for your fall landscape.
(10/07/16) Harvesting properly and at the right time is critical to getting the best quality vegetables from your garden.
(Video 10/03/16) It may officially be fall, but warm temperatures don’t always reflect the season.
(09/30/16) Lawn care definitely changes as the weather begins to cool. By October, the growth of warm-season grasses begins to slow down.
(09/23/16) Louisiana irises can be divided and transplanted anytime from August through early October.
(Video 09/14/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains why all roses are not the same.
(09/16/16) Birds can contribute wonderful things to the enjoyment of a landscape, such as movement, color, sounds and even pest control.
(Video 09/07/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how new crossandra varieties bring months of colorful flowers to the outdoors as well.
(09/09/16) For those of us living in the Deep South, it would be wishful thinking to think fall weather is a certainty in September.
(Video 09/12/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to the Bird of Paradise.
(Video 08/15/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to newer ornamental sweet potatoes.
(Video 08/08/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill explains why geraniums are struggling now and what you can do to get them ready for fall.
(Video 09/05/16) Some roses will bloom beautifully in the fall, if you take care of them now.
(09/02/16) It’s time to finish up fertilizing a variety of landscape plants as well as time to prune many shrubs.
(08/19/16) Be on the lookout for pests such as lace bugs, aphids, leaf hoppers, scales, spider mites and whiteflies.
(08/12/16) August is a month when gardeners should think about two important aspects of landscape maintenance – fertilizing and pruning.
(08/05/16) If you maintain a landscape, you deal with weeds.
(Video 08/01/16) Dan Gill explains that now is an ideal time to go to your nursery to select flowers that will add great color to your landscape.
(07/29/16) Native plants are not used as much as they could be in our landscapes.
(Video 07/25/16) Figs are a popular fruit in Louisiana and now is the time to purchase fig trees.
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