(Distributed 10/12/10) Even though children may say getting candy is the most important part of Halloween, research shows that, when asked, they will often prefer toys. And that’s also the preferred choice of nutritionists, according to Beth Reames, LSU AgCenter nutritionist.
(Distributed 10/22/10) It’s pansy planting time in Louisiana. These great, cool-season bedding plants continue to be our most popular landscape flower for late fall through early spring. It is best to plant pansies any time from mid-October through November for best performance. When properly cared for, pansies will last into late April and early May most years.
(Distributed 10/15/10) Weeds in your flowerbeds and vegetable gardens can be frustrating and sometimes overwhelming to control. Weeds are competitors that deprive your desired plants of water, nutrients and sunlight. That competition can cause desirable plants to become weak so they’re susceptible to insects and disease, resulting in poor performance.
(Distributed 10/12/10) Not only are sweet potatoes delicious to eat, but they’re loaded with beta-carotene. Their deep orange color indicates a food rich in carotene, which becomes vitamin A inside the body, according to Beth Reames, LSU AgCenter extension nutritionist.
(Distributed 10/08/10) Shrubs make up the main background plants for most home landscapes. They have defined growth habits in terms of height, spread and form. When selecting shrubs, choose those that will ultimately meet your design requirement.
(Distributed 10/01/10) With fall here, along with football season, garden mums become one of the popular plants available for home landscape use. Garden mums fill the gap between the end of warm-season bedding plant season and the true beginning of cool-season bedding plants.