(For Release On Or After 07/22/05) Plants that are native to tropical areas of the world are not bothered in the least by the hot days, muggy nights and frequent afternoon rain showers that we see during mid- to late summer in Louisiana. Indeed, that’s just the kind of weather they love.
(For Release On Or After 07/29/05) No other group of plants can be used to create the effects that vines do in the landscape. But you need to keep in mind their growing habits and how you may train them when adding them to your landscape.
(For Release On Or After 07/15/05) Whether we admit it or not, heat and humidity this time of year make gardening outside less enjoyable. Certainly I have to confess to retreating into the coolness of my air-conditioned home and spending less time in the garden now that mid-summer has arrived. But when I don’t spend as much time in my outside garden, I can turn to my collection of indoor plants to keep me happy.
(For Release On Or After 07/01/05) If you want to boost the color in your landscape, nurseries still have a good selection of colorful bedding plants that will thrive in whatever heat the summer throws at them.
(For Release On Or After 07/08/05) By the middle of summer, many adults are trying to think of ways to provide something for children to do until school begins again. Why not start a gardening project? You can introduce your youngsters to the joys of gardening and at the same time exercise their bodies and brains.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture