(Audio 08/25/08) Gardeners all across Louisiana are using palms in their landscapes. A big part of maintaining a palm tree is pruning it properly. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 08/25/08) When you buy transplants from your local nursery or gardening center, it is important to remember that those transplants have lived a very sheltered life. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(For Release On Or After 08/08/08) There is something particularly satisfying about putting quality, nutritious food on the table as a direct result of your gardening efforts. August is a transitional time in the vegetable garden.
(Audio 08/18/08) In much of the country, rose growers generally prune back once in the spring and do light pruning throughout the growing season. But in Louisiana we have two rose flowering seasons. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 08/25/08) Intense heat in mid-August is stressful for our landscape. This may, however, be a good time to go around your garden and take notes on how your plants are doing. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 08/25/08) You have been mowing your lawn all summer. In this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulurist Dan Gill talks about what to do with the grass clippings. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 08/18/08) Gingers are among many popular tropical plants for Louisiana landscapes. Their lush foliage and bright flowers are very attractive during the summer. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 08/18/08) Summer's intense heat makes it a poor time to plant most types of plants in our landscapes. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 08/18/08) August is the final month of the year in which we apply fertilizers. If your lawn already looks healthy, then this treatment may be optional. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(Audio 08/25/08) Late August is an extremely hot time of the year. It is far too hot to add new plants to your garden. It is a good time, however, to add new plants to your aquatic garden. (Runtime: 60 seconds)
(For Release On Or After 08/15/08) Growing plants outdoors in containers is popular for a variety of reasons. In-ground beds are not always available where you would like to grow plants.
(For Release On Or After 08/01/08) Months of hot, humid weather make summers in Louisiana a challenge to many of the plants in our gardens. As other plants languish in the heat, a wonderful group of plants called gingers thrive and delight us with bold foliage and attractive flowers.
(For Release On Or After 08/29/08) Plants under heat stress are weakened, and we generally see an increase in disease and insect problems at the end of the summer. Keep your eye out for pests.
(For Release On Or After 08/22/08) You must be careful with several things you may do in your yard or garden to avoid damaging your plants. Here are a few things to be aware of.