(Video 09/12/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to the Bird of Paradise.
(Video 09/05/16) Some roses will bloom beautifully in the fall, if you take care of them now.
(Video 08/27/07) Some plants are great for attracting beautiful insects – like butterflies. In this Get It Growing segment, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to a plant that not only attracts Monarch butterflies but also serves as a type of nursery for their young. (Runtime: 1 minute, 30 seconds)
(Video 08/20/07) It’s been extremely hot lately, making it uncomfortable to go outside and work in the garden. The good news is that it feels a little better in the shade. With that in mind, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to a beautiful shade-loving plant. (Runtime: 1 minute, 27 seconds)
(Video 08/13/07) Despite the intense heat this time of the year, you can still add warm-season bedding plants to your landscape to provide that great color we all crave. Stop by your local nursery or garden center, and you’ll find they have a wide selection of wonderful plants in just about every height and color you can imagine. (Runtime: 1 minute, 33 seconds)
(Video 08/06/07) Want a flower the size of a dinner plate that will bloom beautifully all summer long? In this week’s Get It Growing segment, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to some popular hibiscus varieties you can find at your local nursery this time of year. (Runtime: 1 minute, 32 seconds)
(Video 07/30/07) Louisiana gardeners love two things in their landscapes – great fragrances and wonderful tropical plants. The Harlequin Glory Bower or “Clerodendrum tricotomum” offers both of those. (Runtime: 1 minute, 28 seconds)
(Video 07/23/07) Ever wonder why crape myrtles seem to always mist on your head? Well, it’s not water. The moisture actually is coming from aphids. In this week’s Get It Growing segment, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill shows you how to control aphids on your crape myrtles. (Runtime: 1 minute, 31 seconds)
(Video 07/16/07) You won’t find leopard plants growing in African savannahs. But you can find them growing in Louisiana landscapes. LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill talks about the ligularia in this Get It Growing edition. (Runtime: 1 minute, 28 seconds)
(Video 07/09/07) One of the most common insect pests that attack trees in Louisiana during the summer are caterpillars called webworms. These caterpillars occur all through the summer, and they form webs at the ends of the branches, but their actual damage to trees is relatively minor. (Runtime: 1 minute, 25 seconds)
(Video 07/02/07) Container gardens full of beautiful plants are all the rage these days. When using an outdoor container, make sure it’s nice and large to fit into the scale of the outdoors. When choosing the plants, make sure they look good together. (Runtime: 1 minute, 44 seconds)
(Video 06/25/07) Many gardeners are painting their summer landscapes with the sweeping colors of beautiful flowers. Gardeners can use a perennial flowering plant that’s not only colorful but also easy to grow in sun or shade – and resistant to major diseases and insects. (Runtime: 1 minute, 33 seconds)
(Video 06/18/07) The Elaeagnus plant, also known as the Gumi, provides delicious fruit for the making of jelly. But the plant also can be used to create an excellent sound barrier or privacy barrier along the edge of your property. In this week’s Get It Growing segment, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill points out that the species to buy depends on which of those benefits you prefer. (Runtime: 1 minute, 21 seconds)
(Video 06/11/07) Just like people, plants can lack the necessary minerals to lead a healthy life. Azaleas are one of the most popular shrubs in Louisiana landscapes. They like an acid-type soil. If they’re grown in alkaline soils, they have problems getting the iron they need out of the soil, and this leads to a disease called iron chlorosis. (Runtime: 1 minutes, 30 seconds)
(Video 06/04/07) Many tropical plants do quite well in Louisiana’s subtropical climate. In this week’s Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces us to a tropical plant that is gaining in popularity and offers a degree of cold-hardiness many tropical plants do not have. (Runtime: 1 minute, 30 seconds)
(Video 05/28/07) It is not as well known as its Chinese and Japanese counterparts, but there is a native wisteria vine found in Louisiana. It's called Wisteria frutescens, and it blooms about now (in late May). While the Chinese wisteria’s blooming is over in about two weeks – one big flash – the native wisteria has been in bloom at least a week or two and is going to continue to bloom for more than a month. (Runtime: 1 minute, 31 seconds)