(09/21/18) A common misconception is that the type of fertilizer you choose to use is based strictly on the type of plant you are growing.
Video 09/17/2018) Summer is still here and so is the dreaded plant, poison ivy, with its threat of causing painful skin irritation.
Home gardeners typically get along very well without delving too deeply into the science of horticulture. Genetics can be challenging.
(Video 09/12/18) The pineapple is a symbol of welcome and hospitality.
We often hear Labor Day called the traditional end of summer, but we know, however, that our Louisiana summer season extends quite a while longer.
(08/31/18) In late summer it’s time to think about pruning our roses. Roses respond best when they receive two major prunings each year.
(Video 08/29/18) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how to use the firebush to embolden your landscape.
8/24/18) Growing plants in containers outdoors is popular for a variety of reasons.
(Video 08/20/18) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how you can have a fall crop of tomatoes.
(Video 8/20/18) When plants at the nursery do poorly, for various reasons, some of them are moved to a clearance section.
(08/17/18) This time of year weedy vines can be a major issue.
(Video 08/13/18) Purslane is a heat-tolerant and drought-tolerant plant with brilliant flowers that provide beautiful splashes of color.
(08/10/18) Every garden reference stresses how important it is to provide the proper light for different plants.
You may have noticed the appearance of black spots and some yellow, orange and red leaves on your trees; it’s not a sign of an early fall, but a disease.
(08/03/18) Gardeners who move to Louisiana from other parts of the country are often amazed at how fast landscapes develop and mature.
(Video 07/30/18) Now is an ideal time to go to your nursery to select flowers that will add great color to your landscape – colors that can last until October.
(07/27/18) Poison ivy is very abundant in urban, suburban and rural landscapes. Keep a sharp eye out for this plant.
(Video 7/23/18) With their beautiful flowers and interesting leaves, begonias are some of the most common plants used in shady home gardens.
(07/20/18) After a rainy period in summer, we typically see mushrooms popping up everywhere.
(Video 7/16/18) The Texas Star hibiscus is an ideal plant for beauty and reliability throughout the heat of summer, and it even grows well in wet soils.
(07/13/18) When planning a vacation, make arrangements to have someone take care of your plants.
(Video 07/09/18) On this edition of Get It Growing, horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to this dependable, shade-loving plant that sounds like
(07/06/18) You can introduce your youngsters to the joys of gardening and at the same time exercise their bodies and brains.
(Video 07/02/18) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Lee Rouse explains the concept of growing plants in water.
(06/29/18) Using fertilizers properly is an important part of gardening, but it is almost never a matter of life and death.
(Video 6/25/18) Various tropicals will continue to offer reliable blooms of color throughout the entire summer.
(Video 6/18/18) The Limelight hydrangea blooms profusely throughout the entire summer.
(06/15//18) An outstanding new hydrangea called Limelight has been named a Louisiana Super Plant selection by the LSU AgCenter.
(Video 06-11-18) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter specialist Kiki Fontenot explains how to tackle weeds before they overtake your garden.
(06/08/18) Trees with problems can be a liability during storms or hurricanes.
(Video 06-04-18) On this edition of Get It Growing, specialist Kiki Fontenot suggests strategies for rejuvenating your squash plants so they’re at their best.
(06/01/18) How often we need to water our landscapes depends on such factors as temperature, rainfall, humidity, season, plant material and light intensity.
(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.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture