Dan Gill

Host of Bayou Garden

Dan is an Associate Professor in Consumer Horticulture with the LSU AgCenter. He is the spokesperson for the LSU AgCenter’s "Get It Growing project," an effort encouraging home horticulture throughout Louisiana. Dan is also author of "Month-by-Month Gardening in Louisiana" and co-author of the "Louisiana Gardener’s Guide."

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Summer flowering vines can be used to provide color, fragrance, and interest to Louisiana landscapes. They can also offer screening and shade if they're allowed to cover an overhead structure. Indeed, no other landscape plants can supply the same effects as vines.

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The extraordinary heat we experience in summer can be put to use controlling soil-borne pests in the vegetable garden.

Through solarization, intense summer sunlight can be used to control pathogenic fungi and nematodes and kill weed seeds in the soil without using toxic chemicals.

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I get emails from all over the state, but especially here from southeastern Louisiana.  A common issue over the past couple months has been the myriad of problems caused by the excessive rainfall we've had.

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We gardeners crave color in our landscapes. We provide that color primarily through the use of colorful bedding plants and bright flower beds. Colorful flower beds are one of the highest maintenance parts of our landscapes, however, so try to add as much color as you can with permanent woody plants like trees and shrubs.

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June is the peak month for harvesting summer vegetables. One reason why people grow their own vegetables is the outstanding quality of freshly harvested produce -- right out of the garden and right to the table.