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 rose after the rain in Boutte, La.
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.


A slug snacking.
Christine Majul / Flickr

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


LSU AgCenter

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


What Plants Eat

Jan 5, 2013
The scientific process of photosynthesis.
At09kg / Wikimedia Commons

It's not soil or fertilizer that sustains plants, it's sunlight.


A Christmas cactus in bloom.
Bill Kuffrey / Flickr

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


Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers demonstrate proper pruning techniques.
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.


Winter Garden Chores

Dec 15, 2012
Tools of the trade.
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.


Leaves in a homemade compost container.
Knile / Flickr

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


Pansies blooming in Shreveport, La.
Will-travel

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


Planting Hedges

Nov 24, 2012
A hedge of flowering honeysuckle.
microwavedboy / Flickr

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


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