(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.
(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.
(07/29/16) Native plants are not used as much as they could be in our landscapes.
(07/21/16) When you think of shade trees in your landscape, you most likely focus on the shade they create outside.
(Video 07/18/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how pots serve an important role in helping plants reach their potential.
(Audio 07/15/2016) No matter how well you weed your garden, you are always going to need to weed it again.
(07/15/16) In Louisiana we’ve been gardening in the tropical style as long as anyone can remember.
(Audio 07/13/16) Caladiums are an extremely popular bedding plant here in Louisiana.
(Audio 07/12/16) Too much shade in your landscape may be preventing grass from growing in certain areas.
(Audio 07/11/16) Leaf miners are insects that can cause damage to a wide variety of plants such as flowers, vegetables plants, and fruit trees.
(07/08/16) Whether we admit it or not, heat and humidity this time of year make gardening outside less enjoyable.
(07/01/16) In our mild climate, snails and slugs are active and cause damage virtually year-round.
(06/24/16) Although summer can take a toll on landscape plants, especially those planted in the past year or so, most plants manage to make it.
(Video 07/04/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to this dependable, shade-loving plant that sounds like a chip dip.
(Video 06/27/16) Asian jasmine has no insect or disease problems, keeps weeds out and is great to grow as a ground cover in shady locations.
(06/17/16) Fire ants inflict painful stings and create unsightly mounds in our landscapes, so most of us would be happier if there were no fire ants around.
(06/10/16) It’s not too late to add colorful bedding plants to your landscape, but it’s important to choose plants that are able to thrive in the intense heat.
(Video 06/20/16) Dan Gill demonstrates how to properly train vines to grow and spread to cover the trellis.
(Video 06/13/16) The Sunshine privet is a tough, small shrub that adds colorful foliage.
(Audio 05/27/16) When selecting palms trees to plant in your landscape, it is very important to pay attention to their hardiness.
(Audio 05/30/16) The best part about homegrown tomatoes is being able to let them vine ripen.
(Audio 05/31/16) During the summer it is very important to mow our lawns regularly.
(Audio 06/01/16) There are several great vegetables to plant right now that will be able to withstand the summer heat.
(Audio 06/02/16) June marks the beginning of hurricane season; make sure your trees aren't a risk.
(Audio 06/03/16) Take advantage of grass clippings and other organic waste this summer.
(Audio 05/26/15) Although our favorite leafy greens tend to grow best in the winter, there are some alternatives to these plants that grow in the summer.
(Audio 05/25/16) The leading disease of roses in Louisiana is black spot.
(Audio 05/23/16) Blackberries should begin to ripen this month.
(Audio 05/19/16) Angelonia is an excellent summer bedding plant for Louisiana gardens.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture