[Video](3-9-20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard dispels that notion and explains how to care for these beautiful indoor tropicals.
[Video](3-2-30)LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how you can keep that green thumb active — inside — by growing a succulent sedum garden
[Video](1/24/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk explains how to make sure your plants get the water they need — without overdoing it.
[Video](1/17/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist KiKi Fontenot shows you how to grow your own potatoes in a container.
[Video](2/10/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk talks about the value of those oftentimes forgotten, indoor plants.
[Video] (2/3/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard discusses why the Japanese magnolia is a great plant to bring beauty to your yard.
[Video](1/27/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard names some that look and grow the best during winter.
[Video](1/20/20) AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains why this cold-hardy tree with a tropical look might be a good choice for your landscape.
[Video](1-06-20), LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard visits with weed scientist Ron Strahan as they explore organic herbicides.
[Video](12-30-19)LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains the benefits of leaves and the best way to dispose of them.
[Video](12-2-19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard visits a local grower to find out how they keep up with the demand for seasonal poinsettias
[Video](12-16-19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard shows you how to create beautiful Christmas decorations from evergreen tree branches.
[Video](11-23-19)LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard offers tips for winterizing your garden crops — so they can survive and flourish.
[Video](11/25/19) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explores the pink-flowered golden rain tree
[Video](11/18/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how this is the season for satsumas and the advantages of growing these citrus.
(Video 8/8/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to use some cheap materials to make a short-term, automatic watering system.
(Video 04/01/19)Heather Kirk-Ballard demonstrates how to prepare your garden bed so you can maximize the productivity of your tomatoes, squash or bell peppers.
(Video 03/18/19) Heather Kirk-Ballard explains what you need to be doing now to maximize the success of your gardens and landscapes.
(Video 03/11/19) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard introduces you to the vibrant Lemon Ball sedum.
(Video 3/4/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard discusses the beauty of camellias and how to keep them happily growing and blooming.
(Video 02/25/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Kerry Heafner explains why properly pruning your fruit trees can improve their overall health and productivity.
(Video 02/11/19) Dan Gill explains why it’s important to use the correct potting mixes for growing your potted plants.
(Video 02/03/19) It sounds simple, but watering your indoor plants properly is an important part of keeping them healthy.
(Video 01/28/19) It’s an ideal time to plant fruit trees and bushes now. Here are some tips for purchasing the right fruit plants.
(Video 01/21/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains the best way to get your soil tested.
(Video 01/07/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Kiki Fontenot shows how to properly plant onion transplants.
(Video 12/24/18) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill discusses the advantages of ornamental kale and ornamental cabbage.
(Video 01/14/18) On this edition of Get It Growing, learn what you can do to combat gray mold.
(Video 01/01/18) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains steps you can take to check and improve your soil composition.
(Video 12/25/17) You have plants left over after Christmas. Can you replant that poinsettia or keep that Christmas cactus?
(Video 02/18/08) Now is the time to get some of your flowering plants into their flower beds. In this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill gives you some good choices of hardy annuals for your cool-season garden. (Runtime 1 minute, 33 seconds)
(Video 02/26/07) It may seem odd to talk about palms in late winter or early spring, but windmill palms can teach a lesson about growing conditions. Palms planted at the same time in the same general area may grow differently depending on how well the soil drains. (Runtime: 1 minute, 39 seconds)
(Video 02/19/07) Sago palms are popular plants to use in landscapes around Louisiana. They are not true palms, but are cycads. They are closely related to pine trees and other conifers. One of the common problems with these sagos is a scale insect called the cycad scale. (Runtime: 1 minute, 26 seconds)
(Video 02/12/07) The weeping yaupon holly is a form of the native yaupon holly. It has cascading branches that gracefully grow downward. It also produces wonderful bright red translucent berries in the winter that serve as good bird food. (Runtime: 1 minute, 24 seconds)
(Video 02/05/07) Despite our chilly Louisiana winters and even the hard freezes we could have this time of year, cool-season weeds continue to grow in our lawns. There are a variety of weeds that you may find in your lawns this time of year. (Runtime: 1 minute, 44 seconds)
(Video 01/29/07) Plants can add so much to our indoor environment. They create a wonderful atmosphere and even help freshen the air inside our homes. Since the weather is cold outside, you can get some gardening done by adding plants inside your house. (Runtime: 1 minute, 31 seconds)
(Video 01/22/07) An attractive way to display plants is to grow them in hanging baskets. Hanging baskets are wonderful because they are positioned right at eye level where you really can appreciate the detail of the plant. (Runtime: 1 minute, 19 seconds)
(Video 01/15/07) Acuba japonica is a tropical-looking plant that thrives in Louisiana’s climate and is not bothered by winter temperatures. It is commonly called acuba or gold dust plant because of the wonderful gold speckling on it. (Runtime: 1 minute, 25 seconds)
(Video 01/08/07) One of the most reliable fall-blooming azaleas is the Fashion azalea. It produces wonderful coral-colored flowers. During the winter it stops blooming, but it blooms heavily again in the spring. A benefit of this plant is that its foliage changes dramatically once the cold weather moves in. (Runtime: 1minute, 22 seconds)
(Video 01/01/07) If you’re looking for a native Louisiana shrub that’s great for privacy screening, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill recommends the wax myrtle. It's a large shrub that is very tolerant of poorly drained areas. (Runtime: 1 minute, 22 seconds)
(Video 12/18/06) One of our most beautiful small native trees that shine in the winter time is our native yaupon holly. It produces bright red berries. An interesting aspect of these berries is that they are translucent. When you get the sun behind them, they are like stained glass. (Runtime: 1 minute, 21 minutes)
(Video 12/11/06) With winter comes the possibility of freezing weather -- even in Louisiana. If you have tropicals in your landscape, you will need to protect them. There are two basic ways to protect plants that are growing in the ground. You can mulch them or cover them. (Runtime: 1 minute, 29 seconds)
(12/04/06) Beautiful poinsettias play an important part in decorating for the Christmas holidays. These gorgeous plants, with their bright colors, enhance our homes, but many people may not understand what goes into producing a quality poinsettia plant. (Runtime: 1 minute, 50 seconds)
(Video 11/27/06) Modern poinsettias are so beautiful, and they come in a wide variety of colors. When choosing a poinsettia for your home or office, first look at the foliage. You want it to be dark green and healthy without a lot of dropped leaves and bare stems. Also, avoid poinsettias where a lot of the true flowers have already fallen off. (Runtime: 1 minute, 14 seconds)
(Audio 1/9/06) This time of year gardeners are putting new beds into their landscapes. That often means bringing in soil mixes to create these beds. It is very important to know what kind of soil mix you are getting. (Runtime: 1min 30sec)
(Video 1/16/06) During the winter time we move tender tropicals indoors to protect them from the cold. LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill offers some tips to properly water these plants and other houseplants. (Runtime: 1minute, 37seconds)
(Video 1/2/06) It's important for Louisiana gardeners to realize our winters are so mild that we can still grow a variety of things throughout the year. LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill has hints for planting cool-season bedding plants. (Runtime: 1minute, 39 seconds)
(Video 12/26/06) Wood ashes have a variety of nutrients in them and can be used in landscapes. They are very alkaline and should be used sparingly. (Runtime: 1min 17sec)
(Video 12/12/05) When the mercury dips, growers can do a variety of things to protect tropicals. For valuable tropicals, digging them up and potting them may be the best protection.