LSU AgCenter releases 2013 Get It Growing calendar

Elma Sue Mccallum, Merrill, Thomas A.  |  9/15/2012 12:54:30 AM

The cover of the LSU AgCenter’s 2013 Get It Growing Calendar features beautiful flowering clematis photographed by Rhoda Stevenson from Campti, La.

A great tropical to grow in a large container, plumeria or frangipani produces richly fragrant flowers in shades of white, pink, yellow and red. This shot from Linda Vinsanau, of Metairie, La., is featured in May in the LSU AgCenter’s 2013 Get It Growing Calendar.

A lush late-summer container garden with the colorful foliage of coleus, rosy impatiens and the dramatic African mask plant is featured as the September photo in the LSU AgCenter’s 2013 Get It Growing Calendar. The shot is from Darnelle Levy, of Mandeville, La.

News Release Distributed 09/14/12

The LSU AgCenter is releasing its 2013 Get It Growing Lawn and Garden Calendar – the annual publication that offers a mixture of beautiful garden photos and advice targeted specifically to Louisiana gardeners.

Among the calendar’s features, gardening enthusiasts can learn more about gardening with monthly tips from LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill. Seasoned and beginning gardeners, as well as others, will find the calendar is a great resource, and they will enjoy the beautiful photos from Louisiana photographers.

“Once again, the LSU AgCenter’s Get It Growing calendar provides useful gardening information chock-full of eye-popping photos of flowers, plants and gardens,” said Elma Sue McCallum of LSU AgCenter Communications, who coordinates the project. “The calendar makes a great gift for the gardener on your list or for anyone who enjoys beautiful photos of lawn and garden scenes.”

In addition to its gardening tips for each month of the year, the full-color, 32-page calendar also features a special section on Louisiana Super Plants, definitions and explanations for a variety of gardening terms, a how-to section on controlling snails and slugs, and more.

The 9-inch-by-13.25-inch calendar, which is designed as part of the LSU AgCenter’s popular Get It Growing educational campaign, sells for $11.95 and is available for online orders at

Sample photos and more information also are available through that website. In addition, phone orders can be placed by calling 225-578-4646.

The calendar also is expected to be available through a variety of bookstores, garden centers and gift shops across the state this fall.


Contact: Elma Sue McCallum
Writer: Tom Merrill 

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