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Liriope ground cover
Ground Covers for Louisiana Landscapes
Information on Ground Covers
crape myrtle improper pruning
Start caring for crape myrtles now
(Distributed 03/27/15) HAMMOND, La. – Our spring- and summer-flowering trees and shrubs are growing and preparing for another great bloom season. One of favorite landscape plants for late spring and summer is the popular and loved crape myrtle.
Hummingbird garden infographic
Hummingbird Garden Infographic
Infographic with tips for your own hummingbird garden
Sweet Potatoes
Curing and Storing Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are not very sweet or moist when first dug. It takes six to eight weeks of proper curing and storage before they have the sweet, moist taste and texture desired when baked, says LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske.
Burweed or sticker weed
Controlling Burweed in Lawns
A two prong approach works best to control burweed or sticker weed (Soliva Pterosperma).
Feijoa Flowers
Feijoa -- A Tasty Landscape Plant
The article provides a brief description of feijoa. Information on selecting varieties and cultural practices are included.
Louisiana Iris
LSU AgCenter Scientists Testing Weed Control For Louisiana Iris Growers
LSU AgCenter scientists are nearing the end of a two-year weed control study designed to help Louisiana iris growers save money. It is the only weed control study in the state concentrating on field production of Louisiana iris, and its purpose is to increase yields and reduce weed competition.
yellow marigolds
Marigolds Effective Against the Southern Rootknot Nematode
Marigolds produce substances that are toxic to at least one or more kinds of nematodes.
Butterfly Garden
Butterfly Gardening for Louisiana Infographic
Butterflies provide unequaled splendor and motion. Our fascination with these magical creatures is as evident today as it has been throughout history. Speaking to our gentler and possibly our romantic selves, butterflies have a calming effect. Observing these marvelous creatures fluttering seemingly effortlessly sometimes sets our minds adrift.
Citrus hanging from a tree
Citrus Problems
Problems and solutions for Citrus production
Mesa Yellow gaillardia
2015 named ‘Year of the Gaillardia’
(Distributed 03/20/15) HAMMOND, La. – The National Garden Bureau has named 2015 the “Year of the Gaillardia.”
Loquat ripe fruit
Growing Loquats in Louisiana
Loquat, sometimes called Japanese plum or Japanese Medlar, is an attractive small tree or shrub that is frequently planted in landscapes as an ornamental in Louisiana. The tree has large thick evergreen leaves, which thrives in most well-drained soils, can be used as an edible landscape plant.
Loquat ripe fruit
Growing Loquats in Louisiana
Loquat, sometimes called Japanese plum or Japanese Medlar, is an attractive small tree or shrub that is frequently planted in landscapes as an ornamental in Louisiana. The tree has large thick evergreen leaves, which thrives in most well-drained soils, can be used as an edible landscape plant.
Loquat ripe fruit
Growing Loquats in Louisiana
Loquat, sometimes called Japanese plum or Japanese Medlar, is an attractive small tree or shrub that is frequently planted in landscapes as an ornamental in Louisiana. The tree has large thick evergreen leaves, which thrives in most well-drained soils, can be used as an edible landscape plant.
Louisiana Azaleas
Louisiana Azaleas Infographic
Azaleas are the major ornamental plants in Louisiana’s residential and commercial landscapes. This inforgraph includes information on planting and maintenance, and pest control recommendations.
Cardinal photo courtesy of USDA
Gardening For Birds
Gardeners can design and plant gardens that are attractive to birds.
Hummingbird photo courtesy of USDA
Hummingbird Gardens
The most satisfying method of attracting hummingbirds is to plant a hummingbird garden and provide them with their accustomed food, a concept has proven quite effective in our area.
Butterfly
Butterfly Gardening
Imagine a garden full of beautiful flowers. Now, add the fluttering movement and brilliant color of butterflies and you have one of nature’s most enchanting combinations.
spider mites
Bug Biz: Twospotted Spider Mites in Strawberries
The twospotted spider mite is one of the most persistent and damaging pest problems affecting strawberry production in Louisiana. Damage, description, life cycle, monitoring, control information and color photos included. Spanish version also included. (PDF Format Only)
spider mites
Bug Biz: Twospotted Spider Mites in Strawberries
The twospotted spider mite is one of the most persistent and damaging pest problems affecting strawberry production in Louisiana. Damage, description, life cycle, monitoring, control information and color photos included. Spanish version also included. (PDF Format Only)
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