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(Video 03/20/23) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains why Japanese yew is an excellent evergreen privacy screen.
(Video 03/13/23) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard introduces us to the honeysuckle azalea — a beautiful native, spring-blooming plant.
(Video 02/10/23) February is a time to get dreary landscapes cleaned up and ready for spring growth.
(Video 02/10/23) Now is the time to sharpen garden tools, so you're ready for spring pruning.
(Video 01/19/23) Now is the time to remove ugly, dead annual plant growth to encourage healthier growth and profuse blooming in the future.
(Video 01/12/23) While money doesn’t grow on trees, their fallen leaves can provide quality mulch for free.
(Video 01/09/23) One way to provide quality soil for your potted plants is to reuse existing soil from plants that have died.
(Video 01/03/23) Learn how to control disease and insects when they get on your indoor plants.
(Video 12/27/22) On this edition of Get it Growing, horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard compares several popular hollies and the advantages those trees bring.
(Video 12/20/22) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how the white ShiShi camelia is a great shrub selection.
(Video 11/22/22) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains that now is the time to apply weed killer to prevent weeds like stickerweed.
(Video 11/22/22) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to force bulbs to come out of dormancy.
(Video 08/20/22) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how pomegranate is an excellent fruit tree that does well in Louisiana.
(Video 08/10/22) Chamberbitter is an invasive weed that can become a big problem in Louisiana garden beds.
(Video 08/08/22) Blue My Mind makes a great groundcover and is a true-blue performer in Louisiana landscapes.
(Video 08/01/22) The black-eyed Susan is a beautiful flowering plant native to North America that works well in Louisiana landscapes.
(Video 07/18/22) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard describes some tropicals that are also known for their spectacular flowers.
(Video 07/18/22) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard describes how the tropical Swiss cheese plant is a great focal point for indoor décor.
(Video 07/11/22) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard discusses the benefits of planting the attractive and fragrant evergreen wisteria.
(Video 07/04/22) Horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard discusses the benefits of growing abelia and provides information about the size and care of this shrub.
(Video 06/27/22) Groundcover plants can help fill in large spaces with nice texture and color. A good one to grow is sandy leaf fig ivy.
(Video 06/20/22) So you’ve decided to plant cherry tomatoes in hanging containers. There are lots of varieties to choose from.
(Video 06/13/22) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how Sunpatiens handle direct sunlight well and bloom through the summer.
(Video 06/10/22) On this Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains why perennial salvias are the summer 2022 Super Plant.
(Video 05/30/22) For years, Mexican milkweed has been a popular plant to attract monarch butterflies. But, native Louisiana milkweed is better.
(Video 05/23/22) Ornamental sweet potatoes offer beautifully colored foliage that works nicely to fill in spaces in your garden or landscape.
(Video 06/10/19) Horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard meets with vegetable expert KiKi Fontenot to discuss the merits of growing ornamental corn.
(Video 06/03/19) If you’ve got established blueberry plants in the ground, it’s almost time to harvest their sweet, tangy fruits.
(Video 05/27/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard introduces you to a manageable dwarf version of the butterfly bush.
(Video 05/20/19) 2019 Louisiana Super Plant Lime Sizzler firebush not only looks beautiful, but it can also take the heat.
(Video 05/12/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard shares some ways to protect your roses.
(Video 05/05/19) Horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard shows you how to install an irrigation kit in your landscape.
(Video 04/15/19) If you want to jazz up the look of your landscape, a raised bed might help you reach that goal.
(Video 04/08/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard explains how to plant vegetables in your spring garden
(Video 02/25/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Kerry Heafner explains why properly pruning your fruit trees can improve their overall health and productivity.
(Video 02/03/19) It sounds simple, but watering your indoor plants properly is an important part of keeping them healthy.
(Video 01/28/19) It’s an ideal time to plant fruit trees and bushes now. Here are some tips for purchasing the right fruit plants.
(Video 01/21/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains the best way to get your soil tested.
(Video 01/07/19) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Kiki Fontenot shows how to properly plant onion transplants.
(Video 12/24/18) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill discusses the advantages of ornamental kale and ornamental cabbage.
(Video 04/16/18) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to these beautiful plants and explains why they’re so easy for gardeners to grow.
(Video 04/09/18) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how Easter lilies can be planted in the landscape and grow very well with the proper care.
(Video 04/02/18) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill tells you what you need to know about selecting vegetables from the cucumber family.
(Video 03/26/18) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains the many types of tomatoes you can choose for your early planting.
(Video 01/14/18) On this edition of Get It Growing, learn what you can do to combat gray mold.
(Video 01/01/18) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains steps you can take to check and improve your soil composition.
(Video 12/25/17) You have plants left over after Christmas. Can you replant that poinsettia or keep that Christmas cactus?
(Video 06/07/17) The coneflower, named for its cone-shaped head, has been a popular flower in Louisiana gardens for many years. Now, it has more colors.
(Video 05/31/17) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains why the tropical vine mandevilla is perfect for abundant blooms throughout the hottest months.
Growing your own herbs can be very rewarding when it comes to enhancing your meals. But, when flowers start appearing, what do you do?
(Video 05/22/17) One of the most graceful plants of summer is the Lily of the Nile or agapanthus – with its striking blue or white flowers.
(Video 02/06/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill explains how to detect and combat the destructive spider mite.
(Video 01/30/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill introduces you to a new cultivar of bald cypress that resembles a weeping willow.
(Video 01/25/17) Addressing problems now like winter weeds can give homeowners a head start on having a healthy lawn for the rest of the year.
(Video 01/25/17) Louisiana’s sweet potato farmers saw their yields plummet due to the August flood and regulatory changes will place another burden on them.
(Video 01/25/17) January is the optimum time to plant trees in Louisiana, and the reason Arbor Day is held this month.
(Video 01/23/17) Freezes may have killed your favorite plants, but unfortunately, weeds in your lawn don’t go away as easily.
(Video 01/16/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill explains how to prune back damaged tropicals and how to protect them for the rest of the winter.
(Video 01/11/17) LSU AgCenter reporter Craig Gautreaux offers some simple advice to help people stay on track with New Year’s resolutions.
(Video 01/02/17) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill warns gardeners not to prune back their hydrangeas in the winter.
(Video 12/26/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains intercropping
(Video 12/21/16) There is a new sports drink on the market using a technology that helps mask the taste of electrolytes without using a large amount of sugar.
(Video 12/21/16) Louisiana agriculture had a tough year as unfavorable weather and lower commodity prices made it difficult for those involved in agriculture.
(Video 12/19/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains the importance of determining proper placement and spacing before you put them in the ground.
(Video 12/12/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how to care for your Christmas cactuses during the holiday season and throughout the year.
(Video 12/07/16) For nearly three months, sugarcane farmers have been harvesting their fields and trying to finish before the New Year.
(Video 12/05/16) Dan Gill explains how the beautiful Get It Growing calendar is an ideal resource to keep gardeners on track every month of the year.
(Video 11/28/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how pansies can stay beautiful a long time.
(Video 11/23/16) It’s beginning to be the peak of the Louisiana citrus season.
(Video 11/23/16) If you want your poinsettia to last into the New Year, proper care is important.
(Video 11/9/16) Two LSU entomology graduate students are working on ways to help an insect control an invasive aquatic weed.
(Video 11/21/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill introduces you to a plant that looks and smells similar to the wisteria but is not as troublesome.
(Video 11/14/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill talks about American beautyberries.
(Video 10/26/16) Crawfish farmers have begun flooding their fields in preparation for the upcoming crawfish season.
(Video 10/26/16) Louisiana cotton farmers are nearing the completion of their harvest.
(Video 11/07/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill introduces you to some popular new dwarf nandinas.
(Video 10/31/16) The Confederate rose is a hibiscus that grows quickly and creates beautiful double blooms.
(Video 10/24/16) On this edition of Get It GrowingLSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains sun damage on tropical plants.
(Video 10/17/16) If you want squash or cabbage and broccoli on your Thanksgiving table, you better start planting cold season vegetables in October.
(Video 09/12/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to the Bird of Paradise.
(Video 08/15/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill introduces you to newer ornamental sweet potatoes.
(Video 08/08/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill explains why geraniums are struggling now and what you can do to get them ready for fall.
(Video 09/05/16) Some roses will bloom beautifully in the fall, if you take care of them now.
(Video 08/01/16) Dan Gill explains that now is an ideal time to go to your nursery to select flowers that will add great color to your landscape.
(Video 07/25/16) Figs are a popular fruit in Louisiana and now is the time to purchase fig trees.
(Video 07/20/16) The LSU College of Agriculture held a program designed to give high school students a deeper understanding of all that encompasses agriculture
(Video 07/20/16) Farmers in Louisiana will soon begin harvesting their crops while some continuing to fight herbicide-resistant weeds.
(Video 07/18/16) LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill explains how pots serve an important role in helping plants reach their potential.
(Video 07/11/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill explains how different styles of caladium can brighten up shady areas.
(Video 06/22/16) The management of both weeds and insects in agriculture continues to change as new herbicide technologies and guidelines evolve.
(Video 05/09/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill introduces the Serenita Raspberry angelonia as a Louisiana Super Plant.
(Video 05/02/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill introduces the Evolution Violet salvia as a Louisiana Super Plant.
(Video 04/27/16) Last year’s disappointing wheat harvest in Louisiana has led to a dramatic reduction in acres for this year’s crop.
(Video 04/27/16) Planting soybeans in Louisiana has come to a standstill because of wet field conditions.
(Video 04/25/16) On this edition of Get It Growing, Dan Gill spotlights the exquisite and easy-to-grow moth orchid.
(Video 04/18/16) Dan Gill explains how to choose and tend to sunpatiens on this edition of Get It Growing.
(Video 04/13/16) Northern and southern Louisiana rice farmers deal with dramatically different planting conditions.