(For Release On Or After 02/24/06) Using ground-cover plantings in landscapes is becoming increasing popular, and early spring is a good time to plant them. Planting ground covers now will provide them with a chance to settle in and become somewhat established before hot weather arrives.
(For Release On Or After 02/17/06) February weather often includes heavy and frequent rain, and this should remind us that Louisiana has a relatively wet climate. It is important for gardeners to realize that plant selection and the gardening techniques we use are largely influenced by the generous amount of rain we get during other parts of the year.
(For Release On Or After 02/03/06) Some plants have public relations problems through no fault of their own. The worst situation exists when a plant becomes associated with an event that is sad or distressing. For example, the lovely calla lily has almost become a cliché for funerals.
(For Release On Or After 02/10/06) Although our lawns are still dormant this month, you can begin to plan your strategy to have an attractive, healthy lawn this summer.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture