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Plants are solar-powered organisms. To be a successful gardener, you have to learn the light preferences of each plant, from direct sun to full shade.
Early February is an excellent time to prune repeat-flowering roses.
During the late winter and early spring, we can continue to plant cool season vegetables, including Swiss chard.
Raising your own transplants is not overly difficult, and it is a fun, rewarding activity for home gardeners.
This has been a really hard winter in Louisiana. An unusual amount of sub-freezing temperatures has caused a lot of damage to the landscape.
The Baton Rouge area, like most of Louisiana, has experienced a colder than average winter. Severe freezes in January have caused extensive damage to tropicals, citrus trees, and palms in the landscape.
Friday was Arbor Day in Louisiana, when we show our appreciation for trees by planting them.
Trees are especially important in urban areas, absorbing heat, reducing air pollution, and cutting utility bills -- and that's just for starters.
Hurray for trees!
Originally published on Sat January 4, 2014 11:39 am
Very few trees are best planted when they're in bloom, but Camellias are the exception.
As the earth travels around the sun on Dec. 21, the days will begin to get longer and the nights shorter.
Gardeners, think about what you want for yourself and tell the givers.