Dan Gill http://wwno.org en Leaves of Three, Let it Be http://wwno.org/post/leaves-three-let-it-be <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Poison Ivy" data-attribution="Credit LSU AgCenter" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201407/PoisonIvy.JPG" alt="" /><p>Poison ivy is abundant during the summer in urban, suburban, and rural landscapes. To deal with poison ivy, first of all you have to be able to recognize it.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/071214_BayouGarden_PoisonIvy.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span><p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:41:00 +0000 Dan Gill 64327 at http://wwno.org Pinch That Wilting Violet http://wwno.org/post/pinch-wilting-violet <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Kerri Lee Smith / Flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201407/10844964453_3732e4a092_h-1.jpg" alt="" /><p>Deadheading is an important, but often neglected, gardening technique -- it involves pruning off old, faded flowers from a plant as it blooms.&#160;<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/070514_BayouGarden_Deadheading.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 11:27:00 +0000 Dan Gill 63925 at http://wwno.org Hot Summer Herbs http://wwno.org/post/hot-summer-herbs <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Lettuce leaf basil." data-attribution="Credit Dan Gill / LSU AgCenter" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201406/BasilLettuceLeaf.jpg" alt="" /><p>Many of the popular herbs we grow languish in the heat of the summer, and some of them downright pitch a fit, including thyme, chives, and cilantro. Fortunately, there are a number of herbs that tolerate, or even prefer, the hot, torrid weather of a Louisiana summer.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/06/BayouGarden_062814_HotWeatherHerbs.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:32:00 +0000 Dan Gill 63462 at http://wwno.org Stop and Prune the Roses? http://wwno.org/post/stop-and-prune-roses <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Apricot Drift rose." data-attribution="Credit Allen Owings" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201406/ApricotDriftbloom.jpg" alt="" /><p>Most roses are not especially happy in the extreme heat of mid-to-late summer. And, come to think of it, neither are most gardeners. But pruning some roses is something you might want to consider this time of year.&#160;<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/06/061414_BayouGarden_SummerRoseCare.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:07:00 +0000 Dan Gill 62475 at http://wwno.org Humpty Dumpty, the Tree that Might Fall http://wwno.org/post/humpty-dumpty-tree-might-fall <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Southern red oaks do not shed their leaves early in high winds. One result is that their canopy acts as a sail that can pull the trees over in a storm." data-attribution="Credit Hallie Dozier" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201406/hurricanedlimbs2.JPG" alt="" /><p>Now that hurricane season is here, it's time to look at the trees in your landscape. A tree that's sickly, low in vigor, and shows significant signs of rot can be a real liability during storms. In the high winds of a hurricane, trees with weakened trunks are likely to go over. The extreme rains can soak the soil so much that trees can topple over if their weight is not balanced.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/06/060714_BayouGarden_Hurricanes.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:22:00 +0000 Dan Gill 62127 at http://wwno.org What's Missing From Your Soil? http://wwno.org/post/whats-missing-your-soil <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit LSU Ag Center" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/silverleaf%2Bnightshade.jpg" alt="" /><p>Plants get certain nutrients from the soil, elements like nitrogen and phosphorus. Using fertilizer ensures there's an ample supply of these nutrients.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/05/053114_BayouGarden_PlantNutrients_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sat, 31 May 2014 11:32:00 +0000 Dan Gill 61748 at http://wwno.org Tomato Trials and Triumphs http://wwno.org/post/tomato-trials-and-triumphs <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Linda Foster Benedict" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/heirloomtomatoes_w200.jpg" alt="" /><p>Of all the vegetables we grow in our gardens, tomatoes remain the most popular. And why not? Tomatoes form a very important part of Louisiana cuisine. But growing tomatoes is not without its challenges.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/05/052414_BayouGarden_TomatoProblems.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sat, 24 May 2014 11:17:00 +0000 Dan Gill 61284 at http://wwno.org The Hearty Hibiscus http://wwno.org/post/hearty-hibiscus <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Strawberry Swirl hibiscus. " data-attribution="Credit Allen Owings" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/StrawberrySwirlHibiscus.jpg" alt="" /><p>Louisiana gardeners have long loved the tropical hibiscus, but as this past winter has shown us, they're not reliably hearty. But there are hearty hibiscuses, that will take the cold and come back and bloom year after year.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/05/051714_BayouGarden_LunaHibiscus.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sat, 17 May 2014 11:42:00 +0000 Dan Gill 60871 at http://wwno.org Blooming in the Shade http://wwno.org/post/blooming-shade <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Baby Wing Pink begonia." data-attribution="Credit Allen Owings" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/babywinkbegonia.jpg" alt="" /><p>If you want to provide color on your patios and porches, there are lots of bedding plants that will bloom their hearts out through the heat of summer.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/05/050314_BayouGarden_PlantsShadyAreas.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sat, 03 May 2014 11:27:00 +0000 Dan Gill 59935 at http://wwno.org Keeping Kids Safe in the Garden http://wwno.org/post/keeping-kids-safe-garden <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Child in the garden." data-attribution="Credit Jaine / Flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/130526335_761e60844f_o.jpg" alt="" /><p>Just as you would child proof an indoor room, it's important to take precautions in the yard.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/04/041914_BayouGarden_ChildSafety.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Dan Gill 58886 at http://wwno.org