Flowers aren’t the only source of color in your landscape during the summer months. On this edition of Get It Growing, horticulturist Dan Gill presents some great choices for colorful and attractive foliage that will stand up to the heat.
Hanging baskets offer a unique aesthetic perspective to patios and porches. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill offers some tips on maintaining the health and beauty of plants you choose for your hanging containers.
Azaleas are superstars of spring. But flowering bridal wreath plays a supporting role in bringing out magnificent patches of color. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains why bridal wreath spiraea (spy-ree-uh) can be an excellent shrub for your landscape.
Everyone is familiar with the Easter lily, but there’s another beautiful Easter plant that’s not well known. On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to the Easter cactus – a relative of the Christmas cactus and the Thanksgiving cactus.
Incorporate plants around your house that are native to this area this fall.
Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens.
The Adv. LMG Program is open to current Louisiana Master Gardeners in good standing who have completed at least 3 years of volunteer service.
Photos from 2016 LMG State Conference
Brief explanation of all the Volunteer Activities listed in the pull-down menu for reporting LMG volunteer service hours.
Ornamentals; Louisiana Super Plants; Cool-season Flowers;Selecting Trees; Digging and Storing Caladiums; Vegetables, Fruits, Trees, Crops for Fall Gardening
The 2016 Southern Region Master Conference will be November 1-4 in Texas.
The Louisiana Plant Programs are educational and marketing campaigns that highlight tough and beautiful plants that perform well in Louisiana landscapes.
We test soil, the nutritional status of your plants, and irrigation and pond water.
The center diagnoses plant samples with problems caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes, insect pests and mites, as well as nonpathogenic agents and weed identification.
Information about the Louisiana Master Gardener (LMG) program and the commitment of Louisiana Master Gardeners.
The carrot variety trial was conducted in the early spring 2016 season. Fourteen carrot varieties were grown at three locations.
Native pollinators have evolved close associations with the plants specific to their native regions.
Encouraging and maintaining healthy native bee populations in your yard requires the presence of nesting habitat in addition to forage.
A number of common vegetable and fruit plants can serve a dual function of providing food and habitat specifically for native pollinators.
Floodwaters commonly contain microbial contaminants and can directly affect public health.
Collect and dry seeds from this year's plants for planting, which will save you money in purchasing seeds for next year.
Bacterial gall on Loropetalum (Loropetalum chinense) is caused by a plant pathogenic bacterium called Pseudomonas savastanoi.
(07/15/16) In Louisiana we’ve been gardening in the tropical style as long as anyone can remember.
This article provides small and large growers with the data collected from the 2012 watermelon demonstration plot at Burden Center in Baton Rouge, La.
A statewide trial of 10 heirloom tomato varieties was conducted. Yields, disease and insect incidence, plant growth and fruit characteristics were recorded.
The Monarch butterfly are on the endangered species list and are a beautiful addition to any garden, with their bright coloring.
This article provides a listing of farms which have been certified as "agritourism operations" in accordance with R.S. 9:2795.4
(05/17/16) A class of 71 advanced Master Gardeners received their new badges and certifications during a special ceremony in New Orleans.
Information about program and classes offered to become a Tangipahoa Parish Louisiana Master Gardener volunteer.
"Plant with Potential" is a new outreach program created at the Hammond Research Station to annually introduce and distribute ornamental plants.
Mulch, Bromeliads, Bark Lice, Sunflowers, Pesticides, Arborists, String Trimmers, Checklist for Summer, Vegetables, Crops, Turfgrass Care, Plums
(Video 05/02/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill introduces the Evolution Violet salvia as a Louisiana Super Plant.
Christmas tree growers face many obstacles to growing healthy trees with the largest challenge being pests.
This publication is intended to introduce home vegetable gardeners to the various methods used to manage the many diseases that affect these crops. (PDF Format Only)
Rosette disease is a destructive fungal disease of blackberries in Louisiana.
Discusses the types of nematodes and damage they cause in the garden and management options
A quarterly newsletter from the Horticulture Division of the LSU AgCenter's School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences. (PDF Format)
The Louisiana Master Gardener State Conference is being held May 12 - 14, 2016 at the Hilton New Orleans Airport.