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WRKF
7:01 am
Sat December 13, 2014

Leaves, They're Not Just for Raking

When deciduous shade trees drop their leaves in the fall, most people just rake them up, put them in bags, and set them out with the trash to be collected. What a shame!


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WRKF
6:51 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Even House Plants Get Bugs

You may think that plants inside our homes are shielded from insect problems. But that's simply not the case. 


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WRKF
7:02 am
Sat November 29, 2014

Harvesting Fall

Many of the vegetables we planted in Louisiana in late summer or early fall will be ready to be harvested soon.


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WRKF
6:36 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Bundle Up Your Buds

Originally published on Fri December 5, 2014 1:51 pm

Despite the relative mildness of Louisiana winters overall, severe freezes do occur, and they can be devastating to tropical plants growing in our landscapes.

All it takes is one night of temperatures in the low 20s or teens to severely damage or kill many of our tropicals.


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WRKF
6:41 am
Sat November 8, 2014

The Scents of Autumn

Sweet peas are among the most fragrant of the cool-season flowers.

Now is the perfect time to plant cool season bedding plants that will brighten our gardens and landscapes well into the spring. 

Gardeners often overlook the fact that some of these cool season bedding plants are wonderfully fragant. 


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WRKF
6:51 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Stretch Before You Dig

The strenuous activity of gardening can cause problems, especially for those of us who get very little exercise during the week. Sore muscles, aching backs, and even sprains are common complaints of the weekend gardener.


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WRKF
7:36 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Louisiana Irises: Divide and Blossom

Louisiana iris is the name for a unique group of native iris species and their hybrids.

Louisiana irises are in the most dormant stage in the late summer, and that makes it the most ideal time to divide them. 


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WRKF
7:41 am
Sat September 13, 2014

Citrus: Problems with Fruit, Problems with Foliage

Overall, citrus trees are fairly low in maintenance, and they're reliable as backyard fruit trees, but issues do arise. 


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WRKF
7:22 am
Sat September 6, 2014

Veggies Anticipating Cooler Weather

It's now that we begin to focus on the planting of cool season vegetables that will grow and produce during the fall, winter and spring. But September is a transitional month, and warm season vegetables are also in the garden this time of year. 


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WRKF
6:32 am
Sat August 30, 2014

For Roses, It's Ugly Season

Rose bushes generally don't look their best this time of year.

Heat takes its toll.   

  

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