Winter edition of “Horticulture Hints”

LSU AgCenter News
December 09, 2011 at 9:07 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

The "Horticulture Hints" newsletter is a service of the LSU AgCenter and provides pertinent information on appropriate seasonal care and maintenance for various landscape plantings including vegetable gardening and fruit culture.

Quarterly newsletters are provided as Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter editions.

The Horticulture Hints winter edition is now available and features LSU AgCenter recommendations on the following topics: Dealing with Insect Pests on Houseplants; Pruning Ever-Blooming Roses; Care for Holiday Plants; Controlling Snails and Slugs; Growing Amaryllis; The Louisiana Master Gardener Program; Vegetable Gardening and Crop Highlights; Soil Survey Web Information at Your Fingertips; Winter Care of Turf grass and Lawns and Soil Test Information; Winter Care of Fruit Trees; and a Landscape Maintenance Checklist for December, January and February.

Also included in this edition is a Home Vegetable Garden Survey asking homeowners for suggestions on how the LSU AgCenter can better serve the public.

The Horticulture Hints newsletter is free to the public and can be viewed on-line and downloaded for printing by visiting the LSU AgCenter’s web page at and typing 2011 Winter Horticulture Hints in the search column at the top of the web page.

As there are no mail-outs of Horticulture Hints, hard copies are made available to the local public for pick-up at any of the following locations in St. Charles and St. John Parishes.

St. Charles Parish: All parish libraries, Martin’s Nursery and Garden Center in Luling, Ace Hardware stores in Destrehan and Des Allemands, True Value Hardware in Boutte, Crack Pot Nursery and Garden Center in St. Rose, and the LSU AgCenter Extension County Agent’s office in Luling.

Whatever your gardening interest, the LSU AgCenter’s Horticulture Hints newsletter can serve as a great resource for home gardeners wanting up to date information for all seasons.

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