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December Is The Perfect Time To Plant Trees

Tips from a Louisiana Master Gardener   If shrubs and trees weren’t pruned last month, and Hurricane Zeta didn’t do it for you, there is still time to do so this month. December’s climate in southeast Louisiana is mild with sufficient rainfall. Now is an optimal time to add a new tree, or transplant an existing …

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Planting Flowering Shrubs In November

Just when you thought gardening was over for the year, think again! November is an excellent time to plant a variety of greenery.  Planting shrubs in November affords root systems to become fully established before summer’s heat. Nurseries are more quiet this time of year and staff can more readily answer questions. Thoroughly prepare the …

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Gardening Clean-Up Tips: Getting Ready For Fall

Think the weather outside is too hot for gardening? Think again! Hopefully by now kids have returned to school as have you to the garden. Consider this clean-up checklist:   1. Hurricane season is still a concern. Stow any lawn ornaments that may float away, blow over or become air-borne. 2. Lawn fertilizing is finally …

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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 especially the seeds. It contains cycasin and at least three other toxins. 2. Aloe: It …

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The Great Outdoors: Enjoying Some of Louisiana’s Best Gardens

When the state-wide stay-at-home order is lifted, consider visiting some of the best gardens southeast Louisiana has to offer. It will be a beautiful and welcome change of scenery while supporting our local economy. Longue Vue House and Gardens, located at 7 Bamboo Road in New Orleans, has a Discovery Garden for children, and there …

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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 your landscaping design. Examine current site conditions. These would include your house orientation as related …

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