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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Bayou Garden
7:48 am
Sat March 16, 2013

Termite Protection and Gardens Don't Mix

Termite damage in a New Orleans home.
Credit Bart Everson / Flickr

Planting flower beds can compromise the termite protection around your home if you're not careful.


Bayou Garden
3:00 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

Sewing the Seeds for a Vegetable Garden

Runner beans started indoors.
Credit Ilja Klutman / Flickr

If you don't mind the possibility of some chilly weather, you can go out and get some planting done in your vegetable garden now.


Bayou Garden
7:18 am
Sat March 2, 2013

Without Pruning Tropical Plants May Get Overgrown

A banana plant growing in Baton Rouge's Spanish Town.
Credit Matthew Levine / Flickr

So far, this has been a relatively mild winter, as a result many of the tropical plants in our landscape get really big by July.


Bayou Garden
7:42 am
Sat February 23, 2013

Fertilizer: Vitamins for Plants

Bat guano fertilizer.
Credit Chiot's Run / Flickr

Plants get essential nutrients from the soil, but if they're in short supply fertilizer is the supplement.


Bayou Garden
6:53 am
Sat February 16, 2013

When Leaves Yellow, Your Plant Could Have a Fever

Yellow azalea leaves.
Credit Dendroica cerulea / Flickr

Yellow leaves and leaf drops are a rather ambiguous symptom in plants. A range of problems and normal cycles cause it. 


Bayou Garden
7:08 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Deciding Why You Want a Tree the First Step to Planting One

A shovel in the ground.
Credit Ville Misaki / Flickr

Now's the time to do it. The cool winter months are the best to plant trees.


Bayou Garden
7:11 am
Sat February 2, 2013

Let Sleeping Lawns Lie

Credit green.thumbs / Flickr

Lawns are still dormant now, so don't judge them too harshly. But you can tend to areas where grass has died out completely.


Bayou Garden
7:25 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Get Your Roses Planted Soon

A rose after the rain in Boutte, La.
Credit praline3001 / Flickr

Likely, there's no better loved flower than the rose. If you're thinking of planting some, now is a great time to do it.


Bayou Garden
7:36 am
Sat January 19, 2013

Follow the Long, Slimy Trail

A slug snacking.
Credit Christine Majul / Flickr

The rain brings out the snails and slugs. Dan Gill explains how to trap them in your garden.


Bayou Garden
6:53 am
Sat January 12, 2013

The Garden is Drowning

While you're singing, "Rain, Rain, Go Away," your plants are too.


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