If you want to maximize the number of tomatoes you can harvest, you should prune off suckers on the plant.
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
(Video) If the green foliage and stems on your plant began to turn yellow, they may have nitrogen deficiency issues.
(Video 4/30/18) Right now, cactuses and succulent plants are a popular trend in gardening. These plants are excellent choices for beauty and variety.
(Video 4/23/18) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how to care for this small celosia that puts on a big show of purple color.
(Video 04/16/18) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to these beautiful plants and explains why they’re so easy for gardeners to grow.
(Video 04/09/18) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how Easter lilies can be planted in the landscape and grow very well with the proper care.
(Video 04/02/18) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill tells you what you need to know about selecting vegetables from the cucumber family.
(Video 03/26/18) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains the many types of tomatoes you can choose for your early planting.
(3/19/2018) When you say the word ‘herbs,’ the list of options is extensive.
(Video 3/12/18) On this edition of Get It Growing, blueberries are a good choice because they require little attention, while providing some delicious rewards
(3/05/18) Late February is a great time to trim ground cover or add some of these plants to your landscape.
(2/26/18) Explains how recent developments with this plant now include striking variations from the original color and style of the plant. (Runtime: 01:46)
(Video 2/19/18) There’s no confusing a winter landscape with a spring one.
(Video 2/12/18) You might expect evergreen trees and shrubs to stay green all year round.
(Video 02/05/18) Parsley is a great herb for flavoring many recipes.
(Video 1/29/18) Dan Gill explains why now is the best time to plant shrubs like the Fritz Huber plum yew.
(Video 12/11/17) During this time of year, brown and red colored foliage on many plants can indicate cold damage.
(Video 12/18/17) During the Christmas season, you will see Christmas cactuses for sale in nurseries, home improvement stores and even supermarket.
(Video 01/15/18) Hard freezes have impacted plants throughout Louisiana.
(Video 01/22/18) Freezes may have killed your favorite plants, but unfortunately, weeds in your lawn don’t go away as easily.
(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 11/27/17) Some shrubs are at their most beautiful during the fall season, providing a cascading show of color.
(Video 11/20/17) Fall is a time you might expect to see only drab, muted landscapes in many parts of the state.
(Video 11/11/17) Are you looking for a colorful, easy-to-grow plant for the window sill or patio?
(Video 11/04/17) Chrysanthemums, commonly known as mums, are among the most popular flowers for the fall.
(Video 10/30/17) Sunflowers are blooming now. But there’s another type of sunflower you might not know about.
(Video 10/23/17) Now is a great time to plant cool-season herbs.
(Video 10/16/17) Fall has started and it’s time to plant your vegetable garden.
(Video 10/09/17) It's not just any petunia; it's super-tunia.
(Video 10/02/17) Fall is a great time to plant hardy trees and shrubs. The low maintenance, yet beautiful Drift rose is an excellent choice.
(Video 09/25/17) Petunias offer profuse color to a landscape and now's a great time to plant them.
(Video 09/18/17) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how to promote better blooming on cannas and how to control persistent insect problems.
(Video 09/11/17) Horticulturist Dan Gill explains how porterweed can enhance your landscape in multiple ways.
(Video 08/28/17) Dan Gill explores the amazing Sunfinity sunflower, which blooms in waves throughout the summer.
(Video 08/11/17) Summer temperatures may still be hot, but it’s time to plant fall tomatoes.
(Video 08/07/17) Zinnias are beautiful flowers for Louisiana landscapes. But, some of the typical varieties are prone to disease.
(Video 07/31/17) During this hottest time of summer, large numbers of people don’t typically flock to plant nurseries.
(Video 07/24/17) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill discusses how to spruce up shady spots with plants that have it made in the shade.
(Video 07/17/17) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how the fragrant butterfly ginger flourishes during the summer and survives the winter.
(Video 07/10/17) Dan Gill introduces you to some dwarf abelias that provide nice colorful foliage and flowers in a more compact plant structure.
(Video 07/03/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces the heat-tolerant limelight hydrangea.
(Video 06/07/17) The coneflower, named for its cone-shaped head, has been a popular flower in Louisiana gardens for many years. Now, it has more colors.