(Distributed 12/05/08) Pines are one of our many great native tree species. They, along with baldcypress, southern magnolias and oaks, are typically associated with Louisiana.
(Distributed 12/04/08) Kids enjoy being holiday helpers. This year, let your children share in planning and preparing holiday meals. Include some of their favorite foods as an extra incentive, says LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames.
(Distributed 12/19/08) A wise New Year’s resolution for parents is to talk more to their young children by reading aloud to them, according to LSU AgCenter family and child development expert Dr. Rebecca White.
(Distributed 12/18/08) Are you or members of your family homebound for the holidays? Many families are limited to their homes, hospitals rooms or nursing homes this year.
(Distributed 12/18/08) Yes, Virginia, they do exist – the holiday blues, that is. How can you feel blue with all the glitz of decorations, party invitations, cheerful TV ads and so on? LSU AgCenter family sciences professor Dr. Diane Sasser says feeling blue is common, but it doesn’t have to be.
(Distributed 12/12/08) Flowering trees add color and beauty to our landscapes in late winter and early spring. These great trees add flower color at a time when many of us think we have to wait for spring. Most of these trees also are low-maintenance and reliable for long-term performance.
(Distributed 12/18/08) Perennials are plants that live for three years or more and often require two years or more from seed to flower. Technically, trees, shrubs and lawn grasses are all perennials, but gardeners use the term perennial as an abbreviation for “hardy, herbaceous perennial” – a group of nonwoody plants that reliably survive winter cold and grown for their attractive flowers or foliage.