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Caterpillars seem to be especially abundant this summer.
Don't nick young trees with the grass trimmer. Don't pile hills of mulch around them. Don't over-water.
June is the peak month for harvesting early summer vegetables in south Louisiana. Harvesting at the right stage is essential to getting the best quality out of your garden.
It's hard to resist grabbing one of everything at the nursery.
Agapanthas are blooming all around the Baton Rouge area.
Get a friend with a green thumb to care for your leafy pets if you'll be away for few days.
Palms can stand up to hurricane winds, but can be sensitive to pruning and freezes.
Caladiums' colorful foliage emerges from the ground on arching stems. Their elegant beauty also makes the plant a staple in the most accomplished gardener's landscape.
May is a transitional month for Louisiana gardeners as the intense heat arrives this month. The ideal planting season for hearty trees and shrubs is over, many heat tolerant vegetables can be planted now.
Easter passed by about a month ago, but if you still have Easter lilies hanging around, put them in the ground. They will come back and bloom year after year.