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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...
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...