2017 AgCenter calendar helps you ‘Get It Growing’

Richard Bogren  |  11/4/2016 4:12:38 PM

(11/04/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – Almost any time of year is a good time to “Get it Growing” in Louisiana, and the latest edition of the LSU AgCenter lawn and garden calendar can help you do just that.

The recently published 2017 Get It Growing Lawn and Garden Calendar is designed to help gardeners and others learn about and enjoy gardening in Louisiana.

The calendar offers monthly tips for the seasoned or novice gardener as well as beautiful photos of plants, flowers and gardens from photographers across Louisiana.

The full-color, 32-page, 9-inch-by-13.25-inch calendar features photos of beautiful flowers, vegetables and plants.

Monthly gardening tips and a special feature on environmentally friendly landscaping come from LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill, who is known across the region for his expertise on Louisiana gardening. The calendar alerts gardeners about when to divide irises and plant strawberries as well as giving other helpful information for their gardening projects.

“People across the state rely on our lawn and garden information. It’s one of the most frequently visited topic areas of our LSUAgCenter.com website,” said Elma Sue McCallum, of AgCenter Communications, who serves as calendar coordinator.

“The Get It Growing calendar is another way for us to distribute our reliable, research-based information, and it comes in a lovely package,” McCallum said. “The calendar has been published since 2005, and its arrival is always greatly anticipated by expert and beginning gardeners alike.”

The calendar continues to be popular with gardeners and makes a perfect gift for anyone who enjoys photos of attractive garden scenes, she said

In addition to the monthly gardening tips and landscaping features, the calendar also includes a special, illustrated how-to section on repotting container plants, a list of AgCenter lawn and garden publications and information on Louisiana Super Plants, the AgCenter Master Gardener program, Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic, and Soil Testing and Plant Analysis labs.

Photographs for the calendar are chosen each year through a call for entries and competition that begins in the fall for the following year edition. The 2017 calendar winners include Ann Anderson, of New Orleans; Glenda Balliviero, of Lafayette; Norman Balliviero, of Lafayette; Debra Jones, of Walker; Catherine Lorio, of Oscar; Conchita Richey, of Gonzales; Wade Riddick, of Baton Rouge; Charlotte Schafer, of Ponchatoula; Rhoda Stevenson, of Campti; Charlene Troxler, of Baton Rouge; and Lynda Williams, of Gonzales.

The Get It Growing calendar sells for $11.95 and is available for online orders at www.lsuagcenter.com/GetItGrowingCalendar. Phone orders can be placed by calling 225-578-4646. Sample photos and more information are also available through the website.

The calendar, designed as part of the popular LSU AgCenter Get It Growing educational campaign on home lawns and gardens, is expected to be available through a variety of bookstores, garden centers and gift shops across the state this fall.

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2017 LSU AgCenter Get It Growing calendar

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