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10 Plants That Are Poisonous To Pets

10 Plants That Are Poisonous To Pets

THERE ARE MORE than 700 plants known to cause reactions ranging from mild nausea to potentially life-threatening. The following list of ten are most commonly available and pre-existing within the residential yard. 1. Sago Palm: All parts are highly toxic...
Tips for Watering in the Summer Months

Tips for Watering in the Summer Months

SUMMER MONTHS IN the garden are known for either too much rain or not enough. Because July’s weather is very humid and hot with several hours of sunlight, how you water is essential.  When: Early morning is best, between 5...
Home Grown Vegetables For Summer

Home Grown Vegetables For Summer

THERE IS NOTHING like a homegrown tomato. The very aroma of a juicy, plump, ripe tomato slice on a BLT sandwich typifies summer. It could easily be said for any homegrown vegetable – one grown in soil, nurtured by nature...
Landscape Design & Your Personal Style

Landscape Design & Your Personal Style

Every great landscape, no matter how large or small, starts with a plan, an idea, a fusion between your personality and the style of your home. Whether your tastes are formal or naturalistic, utilize a straight-forward planning process to formulate...
Planting Prep For Spring

Planting Prep For Spring

Signs of spring surround us with the seasonal rise of horticultural excitement in the form of plant seminars, regional plant sales and tours that have been scheduled nearly every weekend until summer. The following are steps for preparing an area...
Know Your Gardening Seasons

Know Your Gardening Seasons

Gardening seasons in Southeast Louisiana are not neatly defined on the calendar as in other parts of the country. Our four seasons are known as first-warm, hot, second-warm, and cool, overlapped by transitional periods. Be mindful that the transitional months...
January and February Are Ideal For Roses

January and February Are Ideal For Roses

The beauty of roses has captivated people almost as long as they have walked the Earth. While there are several species of the genus Rosa, it is believed that the earliest known cultivation of roses began in China some 5,000...
Fall Is The Time To Plant Trees

Fall Is The Time To Plant Trees

The best time to plant trees in Louisiana is from November through early December. During that time, the soil is still warm which encourages vigorous root growth, and trees will have several months to get established before next summer’s heat....
Why Not Plant An Herb Garden?

Why Not Plant An Herb Garden?

Have you ever considered growing an herb garden? This might be the year to start one… yes, even in the fall. The aromas of different herbs are wonderful. You could grow enough to make a few special tea bags, experiment...
Protecting Your Pets from Poisonous Plants

Protecting Your Pets from Poisonous Plants

Pet owners can become concerned if their furbaby has injested a houseplant and questions “Is it poisonous?” Household plants can definitely liven up a home, but unfortunately some species are dangerous for your pets and could even prove to be...