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Use insecticides sparingly
March 09, 2012 at 8:49 am
Yard and garden pest problems will become more common as we move into the warmer summer months. Some gardeners still feel that they should immediately get an insecticide and begin spraying when they see insects or some apparent insect damage in their gardens.

Time to fertilize LA lawns
April 14, 2011 at 1:14 pm
LSU AgCenter Horticulturist

Spring is heating up with hot peppers
March 31, 2011 at 10:31 am
Louisianans have appreciated the enjoyable qualities of spicy foods for generations. The fire in Louisiana cooking is provided primarily by the use of hot peppers or products made from them like red pepper and hot sauce. A backyard garden wouldn’t be complete without a few pepper plants – hot and sweet – to pick from.

Finding success with houseplants
February 10, 2011 at 9:05 am
LSU AgCenter horticulturalist

Time to prune your roses
January 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm
It would be hard to dispute that the most popular summer-flowering shrub is the rose. Most roses need at least some annual pruning to maintain an attractive shape, remove dead wood and encourage vigorous growth and blooming. This is generally done from the last week of January in south Louisiana through mid-February in north Louisiana.

Time to plant tulips, hyacinths
December 29, 2010 at 12:43 pm
The next few weeks are an important time for planting tulips, hyacinths and other bulbs that have been previously stored in your refrigerator.

AgCenter warns against laying dormant sod in wintertime
December 17, 2010 at 12:27 pm
April through October is the best time for sodding in Louisiana, but dormant-season sodding can be successful, but it is simply a little riskier.

Get it growing: compost fallen leaves this season
December 02, 2010 at 2:23 pm
LSU AgCenter Horticulturist

Time to grow cool season bedding plants
November 12, 2010 at 9:21 am
November is a great time to remove summer bedding plants and add cool-season bedding plants to your flowerbeds.

Get It Growing: Landscapes require never-ending planning
June 03, 2010 at 8:57 am
Landscapes are dynamic creations that are always changing.

Are purple martins passing up your house? Are purple martins passing up your house?
May 27, 2009 at 12:44 pm
Most years the LSU AgCenter receives a few questions asking why purple martins failed to take up residence in a birdhouse provided for them.

Plant figs, citrus and blackberries
February 04, 2009 at 12:32 pm
Local nurseries should have an excellent selection of these plants newly arrived for planting in late winter and early spring. But you need to pay careful attention to selecting, planting, growing conditions and care these plants need.

FALL VEGETABLES. Early August is the time to begin planting cole crops from seeds or transplants such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, kale and collards. Early August is the time to start late-summer vegetable gardens
July 31, 2008 at 9:22 am
There is something particularly satisfying about putting quality, nutritious food on the table as a direct result of your gardening efforts.

Late March is perfect time to plant cucumber-family vegetables
March 05, 2008 at 11:43 am
The cucumber family, properly known as the cucurbitaceae (cu-cur-bit-A-cee-ee), provides a wide variety of vegetables popular for the spring, summer and fall home vegetable garden.

How to keep your tropical plants happy this winter
November 01, 2006 at 4:17 pm
BATON ROUGE - Tropical plants that thrive on decks, patios, porches and courtyards through the summer can’t withstand freezing and must be protected in the winter.


Train your vines to be well behaved
July 19, 2006 at 12:23 pm
Vines are an amazing group of plants with enough diversity to boggle the mind of any gardener. What binds these wonderful plants together is their universal lack of strong stems.

Give your garden a taste of the tropics
July 19, 2006 at 12:20 pm
If you regularly read national gardening magazines and get a variety of gardening catalogs, you may have noticed tropical-look landscaping is a trend gaining attention across the country these days.

Make houseplants happy
July 12, 2006 at 11:59 am
Whether we admit it or not, heat and humidity this time of year make gardening outside less enjoyable.

High Temperatures Stresses Some Vegetables, Others Like It Hot
May 17, 2006 at 12:12 pm
The high temperatures that will be with us from now until October take their toll on some vegetables – although others like it hot. To be successful, you should plan your garden accordingly.


Think of fertilizers as 'vitamins' for plants
May 03, 2006 at 10:17 am
Choosing a fertilizer for your landscape is not as difficult as it might seem – particularly if you look at it the right way.


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Rollin’ into  Christmas: Santa, 12 floats will parade through Norco
Rollin’ into Christmas: Santa, 12 floats will parade through Norco
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Santa and Mrs. Claus will be joined by 12 unique floats as they usher in the Christmas season by parading through Norco on Sunday.