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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...
How Does Your Winter Garden Grow?

How Does Your Winter Garden Grow?

FEBRUARY OFFERS PLENTY to do for gardeners. For starters, get ready for Valentine’s Day. Select a houseplant, such as an orchid, bromeliad, red anthurium or purple heart plant to make your sweetie feel special. Winter in general is a great...
A Rose By Any Other Name

A Rose By Any Other Name

ROSES ARE SOME of the most popular and beautiful flowering shrubs grown, but starting a rose garden may seem to be a daunting task to new gardeners. There are over 300 species and thousands of varieties of roses. The more...
Nature’s Pollinators in the Garden

Nature’s Pollinators in the Garden

OCTOBER WAS WARMER than usual. In fact, it was HOT! The vegetable plants I put in the ground in October succumbed to the heat. But cooler weather is here, and I will be replanting. Here are a few things you...
Growing Fall and Winter Veggies

Growing Fall and Winter Veggies

Yes you can grow veggies in the fall and winter! In fact, I prefer this time of year to be in the garden. The weeds are not as aggressive, there are fewer bugs feasting and the weather is quite pleasant...
Fall-ing for Your Garden

Fall-ing for Your Garden

Finally, an end to the long, hot summer is in sight! Leaves will start falling and the garden will soon transition into a sleepy mode. Now is the time for raking, mulching and enjoying the last blooms of summer. Before...
Bringing Vacation Home

Bringing Vacation Home

One of the happiest times of the year is the week of family vacation. If you bring home some items that remind you of your vacation, you can make the good times last much longer than a week!  If the...
Surviving the Summer Heat

Surviving the Summer Heat

“In the good old summertime; In the good old summertime; Strolling through a shady lane; With your baby mine…”    That song may describe a couple taking a walk in the mountains, but those lyrics certainly do not describe anyone...
Super Plants to the Rescue

Super Plants to the Rescue

Walking through a nursery or garden store becomes overwhelming very quickly. How do you know types of plants to choose? Which will best withstand Louisiana’s heat and humidity?  If you’re not sure where to start, pick a Louisiana Super Plant....
Growing the Gift of Love

Growing the Gift of Love

Springtime brings lots of gift-giving opportunities. Between Mother’s Day, graduations and  weddings, you may find yourself doing quite a bit of  shopping. Jewelry, countertop appliances or bouquets are the mainstays for these events, but consider a gift that will commemorate these...
No April Fools in the Garden

No April Fools in the Garden

There are some things in the garden that should never be “fooled around” with. Since we are entering April, the month of showers, it is the perfect time to think about the watering situation in our gardens.  When was the...
Finding a Good Germ

Finding a Good Germ

This winter brought the spread of so many flu germs and lots of trips to the doctor. Luckily, finding a “germ” in the garden can be a happy thing.  As defined by Webster, “a germ is a small mass of...