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Landscapes are dynamic creations that are always changing. Plants grow larger. New plants are added along the way. Plants die. Even trees may be...

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Summer-flowering vines can provide color, fragrance and interest to Louisiana landscapes. They can also provide screening and even shade if they are allowed to...

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If you picked dewberries or blackberries from the wild as a child (or adult) and miss those wonderful, shiny black fruit bursting with sweet...

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Adequate moisture is critically important to landscape plants, but too much rain or excessive watering can bring problems of its own. We’ve seen a...

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The high temperatures that will be with us now until October take their toll in the vegetable garden. Tomatoes set fewer fruit and snap...

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You can recycle yard waste through the process of composting. Doing this can benefit your gardens, your budget and the environment. Compost is used primarily...

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Grown and used in cuisines around the world, basil is also indispensable to Louisiana cooks. Besides having extraordinary taste, basil is attractive and really...

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Choosing a fertilizer for your landscape is not as difficult as it might seem. First, fertilizers are not food. Plants make their own food through...

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Coleuses were among the first plants I became familiar with when I started learning about plants as a teenager. I found the incredible variation...

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Vines are an amazing group of plants with enough diversity to boggle the mind of any gardener. What binds these wonderful plants together is...