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.



Bayou Garden
6:25 am
Sat June 29, 2013

Caterpillars Are Everywhere!

Brightly banded Monarch caterpillars voraciously feed on their favorite host plant, Asclepias tuberose or Butterfly Weed.
Credit LSU Ag Center

Caterpillars seem to be especially abundant this summer.

Bayou Garden
6:27 am
Sat June 22, 2013

Garden Don'ts

Credit Bart Everson / Flickr

Don't nick young trees with the grass trimmer. Don't pile hills of mulch around them. Don't over-water.

Bayou Garden
6:22 am
Sat June 15, 2013

To Pick, or Not to Pick? That is the Question

Summer squash, fresh from the garden.
Credit Tim Sackton / Flickr

June is the peak month for harvesting early summer vegetables in south Louisiana. Harvesting at the right stage is essential to getting the best quality out of your garden.

Bayou Garden
6:51 am
Sat June 8, 2013

Craving Color

A Louisiana Black Gamecock iris in the garden.
Credit jacki-dee / Flickr

It's hard to resist grabbing one of everything at the nursery.

Bayou Garden
7:32 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Lily of the Nile Holds Up Her Clusters of Flowers

Agapantha in bloom.
Credit Richard Taylor / Flickr

Agapanthas are blooming all around the Baton Rouge area.

Bayou Garden
7:34 am
Sat May 25, 2013

Going on Vacation? Don't Forget the Plants

Plants ready for vacation.
Credit Alex de Cordoba / Flickr

Get a friend with a green thumb to care for your leafy pets if you'll be away for few days.

Bayou Garden
6:06 am
Sat May 18, 2013

Choose a Hearty Palm

Palms rising in New Orleans.
Credit rosefirerising / Flickr

Palms can stand up to hurricane winds, but can be sensitive to pruning and freezes.

Bayou Garden
7:20 am
Sat May 11, 2013

Reliable Summer Color in the Shade

Caladium sprouting from its tuber.
Credit Laura Anne Heller / Flickr

Caladiums' colorful foliage emerges from the ground on arching stems. Their elegant beauty also makes the plant a staple in the most accomplished gardener's landscape.

Bayou Garden
7:27 am
Sat May 4, 2013

Too Late for Tomatoes, Still Time for Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe growing at a home garden in north Georgia. June 2010
Credit April Sorrow / University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Science

May is a transitional month for Louisiana gardeners as the intense heat arrives this month. The ideal planting season for hearty trees and shrubs is over, many heat tolerant vegetables can be planted now.

Bayou Garden
7:21 am
Sat April 27, 2013

Plant Those Easter Lilies

An Easter lily, planted after the holiday, blooms in a garden.
Credit oblivion9999 / Flickr

Easter passed by about a month ago, but if you still have Easter lilies hanging around, put them in the ground. They will come back and bloom year after year.