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WRKF
6:47 am
Sat November 23, 2013

For Urban Shade, Plant a Willow Oak

Willow Oak

With it's upright, oval shape, and relatively fast growth, it doesn't take long for the Willow Oak to develop into a nice shade tree and it doesn't require as much pruning as the Live Oak to fit well in an average urban lot.


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WRKF
6:42 am
Sat November 16, 2013

Which Herbs to Grow? The Ones You Use

Fall is a really good time to plant seeds or transplants of cool season herbs, including annuals like dill and cilantro, and perennials like mint, rosemary, and lavender.


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WRKF
6:57 am
Sat November 9, 2013

Fall is for Planting Trees and Shrubs

A 3-foot wide hole with sloped sides and only as deep as the root ball is ready for planting this 3-gallon Florida Sugar Maple at Burden Center.

Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 2:33 pm

If you've ever visited a nursery in the spring on a weekend, you're bound to see the parking lot full of cars. Spring remains the prime season when gardeners head to the nurseries to purchase trees and shrubs. But spring is not really the best time to plant them.


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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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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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