[Video](3/23/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard takes a closer look at the beloved live oak tree.
[Video](3/16/20) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains why it’s important, though, to wait until the right time to prune your azaleas back.
[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
(02/21/20) It’s that time of year. The deciduous trees are putting on their leaves. Spring-blooming bulbs, trees and shrubs are starting to come to life.
[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](10/25/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard Travels to Lacombe to find out how mums fit into All Souls' Day and All Saints' Day.
[Video](10/27/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Kerry Heafner shows you how to use your compost to replenish potting soil.
[Video](10/20/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Kerry Hefner shows you how to get a compost pile started and how you can maintain it.
[Video] (10/13/19) Heather Kirk-Ballard explains on this edition of Get It Growing, you can grow olive trees right here in Louisiana too.
[Video] (10/6/19) Heather Kirk-Ballard explains why the latest Super Plant — Jolt dianthus — will help your garden pop with color for a long time.
Video (9/16/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains why the candlestick plant, or cassia, is a great choice for your yard.
(Video 9/9/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard suggests growing a beautiful plant American beautyberry.
(Video 8/19/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard introduces you to some fall blooming plants that can add color to your cool weather landscape.
(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 7/29/19) Weeds can quickly take over a lawn or flower bed if they’re not managed properly, but weeds can also serve a purpose.
(Video 7/29/19) Figs are a popular fruit tree grown by homeowners throughout the southeast. They are also not very difficult to grow and give you tasty fruit.
(Video 7/19/19) If you want to maximize the number of tomatoes you can harvest, you should prune off suckers on the plant.
(Video 7/10/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains the watering regimen for your plants at home while you're on vacation.
(Video 6/26/19) Angelonias provide a beautiful, diverse array of color in the landscape and is a great choice for the summer heat.
(Video 2/26/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains what you can do to help your muscadines grow more effectively.
(Video 06/24/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard introduces you to an excellent alternative shrub with a unique, swirling growth pattern.
(Video 06/17/19) Thinking of adding a beautiful shrub into your landscape? Then the Louisiana Super Plant Shoal Creek vitex is an excellent choice.
(Video 06/10/19) Horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard meets with vegetable expert KiKi Fontenot to discuss the merits of growing ornamental corn.
(Video 06/03/19) If you’ve got established blueberry plants in the ground, it’s almost time to harvest their sweet, tangy fruits.
(Video 05/27/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard introduces you to a manageable dwarf version of the butterfly bush.
(Video 05/20/19) 2019 Louisiana Super Plant Lime Sizzler firebush not only looks beautiful, but it can also take the heat.
(Video 05/12/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard shares some ways to protect your roses.
(Video 05/05/19) Horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard shows you how to install an irrigation kit in your landscape.
Heather Kirk-Ballard demonstrates how to remove vines that are to taking over your yard.(Video 4/29/19)
How to identify some of the most prevalent weeds and what you can do to defend your lawn against their spread. (Video 4/22/19)
(Video 04/15/19) If you want to jazz up the look of your landscape, a raised bed might help you reach that goal.
(Video 04/08/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to plant vegetables in your spring garden
(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 12/3/18) One of the best-growing herbs for the winter season is parsley.
(Video 12/3/18) Gardening can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be frustrating if you don’t know what to do at certain times of the year.
(Video 11/15/18) Want a magnolia tree that can fit into a smaller area? Then the Little Gem magnolia, a fall Louisiana Super Plant selection, is a great choice.
(Video 11/15/18) Yes, you can grow beautiful flowers in your landscape, even though it’s cold. But partial shade can be a problem for many plants.
(Video 11/5/18) Here in Louisiana, you can plant blueberry shrubs now and into the winter.
(Video 11/2/18) Have you seen a beautiful hydrangea plant and thought to yourself I’d like one that looks just like that?
(Video 10/29/18) Shallots can help enhance recipes, and fall is a great time to get these plants into the ground.
(Video 10/29/18) Growing flowering plants during the fall can make our yards look healthy and colorful.
(Video 10/15/18) Chrysanthemums, or ‘garden mums’ as they’re called, are a symbol of fall.
(Video 10/8/18) It may officially be fall, but warm temperatures don’t always reflect the season.
(Video 10/1/18) Nothing says fall like crotons. When we see them, they remind us of the splendor of the autumn season.
(Video 09/24/18) The Texas sage not only has beautiful flowers and leaves, but it’s also drought-tolerant.
Video 09/17/2018) Summer is still here and so is the dreaded plant, poison ivy, with its threat of causing painful skin irritation.
(Video 09/12/18) The pineapple is a symbol of welcome and hospitality.
(Video 08/29/18) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how to use the firebush to embolden your landscape.
(Video 08/20/18) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how you can have a fall crop of tomatoes.
(Video 8/20/18) When plants at the nursery do poorly, for various reasons, some of them are moved to a clearance section.
(Video 08/13/18) Purslane is a heat-tolerant and drought-tolerant plant with brilliant flowers that provide beautiful splashes of color.
You may have noticed the appearance of black spots and some yellow, orange and red leaves on your trees; it’s not a sign of an early fall, but a disease.
(Video 07/30/18) Now is an ideal time to go to your nursery to select flowers that will add great color to your landscape – colors that can last until October.
(Video 7/23/18) With their beautiful flowers and interesting leaves, begonias are some of the most common plants used in shady home gardens.
(Video 7/16/18) The Texas Star hibiscus is an ideal plant for beauty and reliability throughout the heat of summer, and it even grows well in wet soils.
(Video 07/09/18) On this edition of Get It Growing, horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to this dependable, shade-loving plant that sounds like
(Video 07/02/18) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Lee Rouse explains the concept of growing plants in water.
(Video 6/25/18) Various tropicals will continue to offer reliable blooms of color throughout the entire summer.
(Video 6/18/18) The Limelight hydrangea blooms profusely throughout the entire summer.
(Video 06-11-18) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter specialist Kiki Fontenot explains how to tackle weeds before they overtake your garden.
(Video 06-04-18) On this edition of Get It Growing, specialist Kiki Fontenot suggests strategies for rejuvenating your squash plants so they’re at their best.
(Video 05/21/18) It’s good to plan ahead for the relentless heat to come. On this edition of Get It Growing