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
7:00 am
Sat December 29, 2012

Holiday Plants: To the Curb or in the Soil?

A Christmas cactus in bloom.
Credit Bill Kuffrey / Flickr

After the holidays, poinsettias and Christmas cactuses can still have life.


Bayou Garden
7:20 am
Sat December 22, 2012

'Tis the Season for Pruning

Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers demonstrate proper pruning techniques.
Credit Sharon Dowdy / University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Communications and Technology Services

Winter is a great time of year to evaluate shrubs, trees, hedges, and foundation plantings for any needed pruning. But for spring-flowering plants, it's best to wait.


Bayou Garden
7:35 am
Sat December 15, 2012

Winter Garden Chores

Tools of the trade.
Credit Mike Carroll / Flickr

While the pace of things in the garden is slow, it's a good time to clean-up and repair tools and tuck plants in for cooler, wetter weather.


Bayou Garden
7:40 am
Sat December 8, 2012

Instead of the Curb, Fallen Leaves go in the Garden

Leaves in a homemade compost container.
Credit Knile / Flickr

Rather than sending it to the landfill, you can easily recycle the seasonal confetti as mulch or compost.


Bayou Garden
7:42 am
Sat December 1, 2012

Not Too Late to Plant Cool Season Bedding Plants

Pansies blooming in Shreveport, La.
Credit Will-travel

Cool season bedding plants thrive in the mild days and chilly nights during the fall, winter, and spring in Louisiana.


Bayou Garden
7:46 am
Sat November 24, 2012

Planting Hedges

A hedge of flowering honeysuckle.
Credit microwavedboy / Flickr

Hedges, created by planting a row of bushes or small trees, provide privacy, screening, and a backdrop for beds of colorful flowers.


Bayou Garden
1:34 am
Sat November 17, 2012

Growing Amaryllises

An amaryllis blooming in Baton Rouge, La.
Credit Frank McMains

There are few spring flowering bulbs that can surpass the stately beauty of the amaryllis. Typically blooming in April in Louisiana, this popular bulb is a star performer in the spring garden.


Bayou Garden
9:03 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Sweet Bay Magnolia, an Outstanding Native Tree

Sweet Bay Magnolia
Credit Jenny Evans

Fall is the best time to plant hearty trees in Louisiana.


Bayou Garden

From selecting the right plants to proper watering techniques and dealing with pests, host Dan Gill delivers the information you need to garden successfully in Louisiana's unique climate.

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