home & garden

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!

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.

We have had some unusually cold weather unusually early in the season this year. Freezes down to the mid 20s have done a lot of damage, in particular to tropical plants in our landscapes.