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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...
The Heat Is On! Summer Vegetable Gardening

The Heat Is On! Summer Vegetable Gardening

The dog days of summer are approaching, and there is much to do in the garden. Gardening is a great activity to get in daily exercise, clear one’s mind after a long day of work, grow nutritious food and just...
Rhizomes and Tubers and Bulbs – Oh My!

Rhizomes and Tubers and Bulbs – Oh My!

Many gardeners enjoy planting a variety of rhizomes, tubers and bulbs throughout the year. Collectively all of these plants are considered “bulbous.” Spring and summer bulbous ornamental plants are very popular in the South and are among the easiest flowers...
Planning for Your Spring Garden

Planning for Your Spring Garden

WRITTEN BY SUSIE ANDRES, ST. TAMMANY MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION EACH SPRING MANY of us turn our thoughts to gardening. As trees and shrubs send out new growth and we drive by local nurseries that are full of bright, colorful bedding...