Dan Gill

Dan is an Associate Professor in Consumer Horticulture with the LSU AgCenter. He is the spokesperson for the LSU AgCenterââ

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WRKF
6:42 am
Sat October 26, 2013

Warm Season Bedding Plants Look Terrible in Winter

Columbine “Swan Blue white” – Bicolored columbines grace landscapes in April with their stately flower stalks arising above the plant foliage.

Tender perennials have a lot of stamina -- they may actually look great in November when it's time to put the cool season bedding plants in -- but it's best to pull them out.


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WRKF
6:07 am
Sat October 19, 2013

Nurseries and Catalogs Full of Spring-Flowering Bulbs

Narcissus ‘Grand Primo’ has deep green foliage and pure white flowers and reliably blooms year after year.

If you want tulips and daffodils to brighten your garden next spring, you have to plant them this fall.


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6:42 am
Sat October 5, 2013

Chrysanthemum, Queen of the Fall Garden

Along with pumpkins, gourds, ornamental corn and bales of hay, a variety of attractive plants are used for fall displays, including fall mums.


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WRKF
6:57 am
Sat September 28, 2013

Drift Roses Named Lousiana Superplants for Fall

Fall is a great time to plant roses in the landscape.


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WRKF
6:43 am
Sat September 21, 2013

Bromeliads: Colorful and Sometimes Tasty

Brightly-colored bromeliads in all shapes and sizes and are popular container plants for indoors and outdoors on porches or shady patios. Spanish moss and pineapple are bromeliads too.


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WRKF
6:42 am
Sat September 14, 2013

Pep Talk for Defeating Vines

Controlling weedy vines requires determination and persistent effort.


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WRKF
6:52 am
Sat September 7, 2013

End of Summer Signals Garden Slowdown

Although Labor Day is the traditional end of the summer season in some parts of the country, summer in southeast Louisiana lingers well into October. But temperatures are starting to moderate in September.


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WRKF
6:57 am
Sat August 31, 2013

Bush Snap Beans, Broccoli, Parsnips and More!

It's time to plant fall crops.


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WRKF
6:32 am
Sat August 24, 2013

What Can Go Wrong with Citrus.

As fruit trees goes, citrus trees are pretty easy to take care of. But there are some challenges.

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WRKF
6:47 am
Sat August 17, 2013

Don't Let Your Garden Be a Late Summer Eyesore

Forlorn flower beds past their prime and overrun with weeds are an all too familiar sight this time of year. But it's not too hot to freshen up your garden with some new bedding plants.


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