(For Release On Or After 09/30/05) Now is an excellent time to assess your landscape and make plans, since November through February is the prime time for planting hardy trees, shrubs and ground covers in Louisiana.
(For Release On Or After 09/23/05) The satisfaction of growing fresh vegetables is undeniable, but many gardeners do not have a suitable in-ground location to grow them. If your circumstances force you to do your gardening in containers, you should know that many cool-season vegetables can be grown successfully in containers
(For Release On Or After 09/16/05) Gardeners use the term "volunteer" for the seedling of a desirable plant that appears in the garden even though it wasn’t actually planted there. These plants can be the offspring of trees and shrubs but are most often the result of seeds dropped by annuals or perennials that were previously grown in the garden.
(For Release On Or After 09/09/05) Birds can contribute wonderful, unique and desirable things to your landscape such as movement, color, sounds and pest control. Although certain birds can damage some fruits and vegetables, the presence of birds is almost universally welcomed by gardeners.
(For Release On Or After 09/02/05) If we’re lucky, we might have some cooler days this month, since cool fronts often begin to make their way this far south in September. After the long, hot summer, these last scorching days are especially hard to bear for gardeners and their landscapes.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture