Get It Growing calendar prepares gardeners for 2024

(10/03/23) BATON ROUGE, La. — This 2024 LSU AgCenter Get It Growing calendar will again supply garden enthusiasts with lots of horticulture information, gardening tips and beautiful pictures.

Since 2005, the calendar has been packed with dozens of beautiful photos of Louisiana gardens and landscapes that will add beauty to your favorite wall.

The recently released LSU AgCenter Get It Growing Lawn and Garden Calendar features images of a variety of flowers, trees and other flora captured by photographers from across the state.

“The LSU AgCenter 2024 Get It Growing Calendar has arrived. Like previous calendars, it is filled with useful information for serious and beginning gardeners.” said Elma Sue McCallum of LSU AgCenter Communications, who serves as the calendar’s coordinator. “Louisiana gardeners have come to rely on the monthly gardening tips and educational features in the calendar. It highlights beautiful photographs of flowers, gardens and other plants by Louisiana photographers.”

You’ll get monthly tips that will inform the longtime gardener as well as the beginner. It also includes a special section on sustainable landscapes with advice from Heather Kirk-Ballard, the LSU AgCenter statewide consumer horticulturist and the representative of the AgCenter Get It Growing campaign.

Each calendar contains a list of Louisiana Super Plants, which highlights tough and beautiful plants that perform well in Louisiana landscapes. It also includes helpful information for projects, including when to plant caladium tubers and mulch trees.

In addition to monthly gardening tips, the full-color, 32-page, 9-by-12-inch calendar includes a guide to landscape conservation.

The calendar’s value increases immensely with the inclusion of a list of AgCenter lawn and garden publications, gardening terms and definitions and information on the LSU AgCenter Master Gardener Program, the AgCenter Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic and the AgCenter Soil Testing and Plant Analysis Lab.

Photographs for the calendar are chosen each year through a public call for entries. The 2024 calendar winners include Nanette Baldwin, of Gonzales; Michael Bennett, of Shreveport; Caleb Boulet, of Scott; Abbie Bourgeois, of Schriever; Anne Donnarumma, of Baton Rouge; Jared Doyle, of Natchitoches; James Greer, of Tioga; Terryl Hicks, of Franklinton; Claudia Husseneder, of St. Gabriel; Kami Hymel, of Paulina; Amy Kinzie, of New Orleans; Raakhee Malani, of Prairieville; Suzanne McFatter, of Lake Charles; Jamie Newman, of Baton Rouge; Yvette Peevy, of New Orleans; Anna Taylor Poe, of Natchitoches; Conchita Richey, of Gonzales; Rhoda Stevenson, of Campti; Michael Sutton, of Mandeville; Claire Sylvest, of Sulphur; Lisa Tortorich, of Nine Mile Point; J.C. Webb, of Crowley; and Emily Wolf, of Lafayette.

The Get It Growing calendar sells for $13.95 and is available for online orders at Sample photos and more information are available on the website.

The calendar is created as part of the AgCenter’s Get It Growing educational campaign for home lawns and gardens. You can also find it at garden centers across Louisiana.

Calendar Cover.

2024 Get It Growing Calendar cover. Photo by Claudia Husseneder

Hummingbird flying next to a shrub.

Bottlebrush (Callistemon rigidus) is a tropical, evergreen shrub native to Australia. It has dramatic, red flowers that attract hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators. Photo by Abbie Bourgeois

Bright red flowers hanging from a tree.

Crybaby or coral tree (Erythrina crista-galli) is a semi-tropical flowering tree native to Brazil with bright red flowers. It attracts hummingbirds in cycles from late summer into the fall. Watch out for large thorns on branches. Photo by Anne Donnarumma

10/3/2023 7:22:45 PM
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