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Prune roses in February

February is an excellent time to cut back roses growing in your landscape. Hybrid tea and grandiflora roses, in particular, should be pruned around...

Obituary: Winifred “Patty” Pearce Groves

FORT WORTH, TX - Winifred Pearce Groves aka Patty Groves, 86, gained her angel wings Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 5:12pm with family by...

History: NEED FOR BENTON WATERWORKS DISCUSSED

The Bossier Banner supported the formation of a waterworks for Benton in its January 21, 1937 issue. “That Benton needs a village-owned waterworks seems to...

Get It Growing: Try rabbiteye blueberries

Blueberries are one of the easiest-to-grow fruiting plants for home landscapes, and research indicates that they have all kinds of health benefits. Here in...

Get It Growing: Henna coleus is a Super Plant

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

Selling Your Home: Expert advice to help your home stand out to buyers

Itching to sell your home and make the move up with your growing family or thinking of downsizing now that the kids have flown from...

The History of Rocky Mount

The Bossier Banner issue of May 23, 1895 published a history of Rocky Mount whose author was noted only as “S.M.N.”  The article will...

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

When Pat Garrett left his home in Claiborne Parish he headed west to Texas where he met up with Billy the Kid and where...

James Burton Guitar Festival set for this weekend

Story by Tom Pace, Executive Editor and host of the "Talk of the Town" The Historic Shreveport Municipal Auditorium will be rockin’ as country music...

Get It Growing: Soggy soil = sick plants

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...