Bayou Garden

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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.

A Lantana Bandana Cherry Sunrise attracts a butterfly.
Dave Clark / Flickr

Lantanas are among our most reliable summer bedding plants. Louisiana gardeners have counted on them for decades as tough plants that bloom for a long time.

Alternanthera brasiliana (L.) Kuntze or Joseph's Coat
Dinesh Valke / Flickr

Many of the best plants in Louisiana's flower beds are known for their ornamental leaves, rather than their blossoms.


Container gardening enhances an outdoor living space.
Gardening in a Minute

Growing plants in containers allows us to grow them in places where there isn't soil like on our porches, decks or patios.


The last week of March is ideal for fertilizing lawns in South Louisiana, but how do you know if you should fertilize?


Spring has sprung, and with it comes pollen and allergies.  But what is pollen?

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

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


Runner beans started indoors.
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.


A banana plant growing in Baton Rouge's Spanish Town.
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.


Bat guano fertilizer.
Chiot's Run / Flickr

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


Yellow azalea leaves.
Dendroica cerulea / Flickr

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


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