Fall is a busy time to collect end of season seeds, add mulch to flower beds and prepare plants for the winter months ahead.
Providing shelter, water and food sources for wildlife in your yard is possible with creative ideas. It can be a pleasant place to watch wildlife in your yard.
Join the next Master Gardener class which will begin August 22 and run through November 7. Call the LSU AgCenter for registration/information to sign up.
It's the annual plant sale in Ruston, hosted by the Lincoln Parish Master Gardeners. Come out Saturday, April 7 and find some beautiful plants for your yard.
Be sure and have your soil tested to guarantee the proper plant growth according to the recommended test results.
Anyone interested in learning more about plants, come to Lincoln Parish Library for free lunch hour seminars sponsored by Lincoln Parish Master Gardeners.
Each plant pruned must be considered individually and done during dormancy. Pruning is necessary to maintain a tree's shape and stimulates new growth.
Get your garden ready to plant for spring by cleaning plant beds and transplanting bulbs. Prime your fall garden for broccoli, cabbage and carrots and others.
Growing your own herbs is better quality and convenience. You will have fresh herbs at hand when you need them for cooking and some herbs reseed each year.
Watching bumblebees is entertaining and provides a valuable service by pollinating our plants. Planting flowers is a way to improve the bumblebee survival.
Enjoy activity of birds and butterflies in your garden by planting flowers that attract them. Several different plants will grow in the area for this purpose.
There are many ideas available for those gardeners on your Christmas list, from books to plant seeds.
For your favorite spring flowers, you need to think about what you will plant and begin ordering and planting them in the fall.
The phrase "Tough as Woodpecker Lips" was coined by my father-in-law, the voice of the Many Tiger football team, to describe the team's ability to produce under pressure. This same phrase can be used to describe the summertime plants.
North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners is very active in the area and they would like anyone interested in gardening to join their group.
Master Gardeners will hold a seminar for anyone interested in informative information by knowledgeable speakers.
North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners Spring plant sale will be Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 am. to 3:00 p.m. at the Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
Magic for the Garden, the second annual gardening seminar, will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Lomax Hall, Louisiana Tech.
Any Louisiana resident with an interest in horticulture and a desire to volunteer for community service may apply to the Master Gardener training program.