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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...
Garden Guests for the New Year

Garden Guests for the New Year

Bells and horns  may have announced the New Year for you, but how do our backyard guests know a New Year has arrived? They really don’t, unless you make your garden a welcome winter haven! Many beautiful birds from northern...
The Scents of Christmas

The Scents of Christmas

Holiday time used to be recognized just by its unique aroma. Remember when the garland went on the mantel or the tree came in the front door? The aromatic smell of fresh cut evergreen said Christmas was surely on the...
Bounty in the Garden

Bounty in the Garden

Now that heavy fall is upon us, what can we add to the garden that will prove bountiful in coming years? Fruit and nut trees, of course! It’s the perfect time to do a little research about fruit or nut...