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One of my favorite native plants is the Louisiana iris. When these plants bloom in the spring, their flowers are among the most colorful...

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Successfully growing houseplants starts with understanding their needs. Primary among these is light. Light is the energy plants use to create their food. You...

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If you want to boost the color in your landscape, nurseries still have a good selection of colorful bedding plants that will thrive in...

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In our home building and remodeling travels, my husband Adam and I have visited with hundreds of families throughout Shreveport and Bossier City. Approximately...

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Wherever you go in America, gardeners will tell you about the terrible pest problems they have to deal with. Still, it seems like we...

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Ornamental grasses are an often-overlooked group of herbaceous perennials that thrive here and will add beauty to your landscape with minimum effort. This versatile...

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Few sights are more thrilling in the garden than to see rapidly moving hummingbirds darting among the flowers. So favored are the jewel-colored birds,...

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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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