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
6:40 am
Sat November 16, 2013

Which Herbs to Grow? The Ones You Use

Credit LSU Ag Center

Fall is a really good time to plant seeds or transplants of cool season herbs, including annuals like dill and cilantro, and perennials like mint, rosemary, and lavender.

Bayou Garden
6:57 am
Sat November 9, 2013

Fall is for Planting Trees and Shrubs

A 3-foot wide hole with sloped sides and only as deep as the root ball is ready for planting this 3-gallon Florida Sugar Maple at Burden Center.
Credit LSU Ag Center

If you've ever visited a nursery in the spring on a weekend, you're bound to see the parking lot full of cars. Spring remains the prime season when gardeners head to the nurseries to purchase trees and shrubs. But spring is not really the best time to plant them.

Bayou Garden
6:23 am
Sat November 2, 2013

Diamonds in the Garden

Diamonds Blue delphinium blossoms
Credit Allen Owings / LSU Ag Center

Blue flowers, like Diamonds Blue delphinium, are relatively rare.

Bayou Garden
6:41 am
Sat October 26, 2013

Warm Season Bedding Plants Look Terrible in Winter

Columbine “Swan Blue white” – Bicolored columbines grace landscapes in April with their stately flower stalks arising above the plant foliage.
Credit LSU Ag Center

Tender perennials have a lot of stamina -- they may actually look great in November when it's time to put the cool season bedding plants in -- but it's best to pull them out.

Bayou Garden
6:03 am
Sat October 19, 2013

Nurseries and Catalogs Full of Spring-Flowering Bulbs

Narcissus ‘Grand Primo’ has deep green foliage and pure white flowers and reliably blooms year after year.
Credit LSU Ag Center

If you want tulips and daffodils to brighten your garden next spring, you have to plant them this fall.

Bayou Garden
6:42 am
Sat October 5, 2013

Chrysanthemum, Queen of the Fall Garden

Credit Digigalos / Wikimedia Commons

Along with pumpkins, gourds, ornamental corn and bales of hay, a variety of attractive plants are used for fall displays, including fall mums.

Bayou Garden
6:56 am
Sat September 28, 2013

Drift Roses Named Lousiana Superplants for Fall

Drift Coral rose flowers.
Credit Allen Owings

Fall is a great time to plant roses in the landscape.

Bayou Garden
6:40 am
Sat September 21, 2013

Bromeliads: Colorful and Sometimes Tasty

A bromeliad.
Credit Heather M / Flickr

Brightly-colored bromeliads in all shapes and sizes and are popular container plants for indoors and outdoors on porches or shady patios. Spanish moss and pineapple are bromeliads too.

Bayou Garden
6:42 am
Sat September 14, 2013

Pep Talk for Defeating Vines

Carolina moonseed
Credit Acadiana Park Nature Station

Controlling weedy vines requires determination and persistent effort.

Bayou Garden
6:48 am
Sat September 7, 2013

End of Summer Signals Garden Slowdown

A late summer planting of basil will keep you supplied until the first frost. Select basils for their specific flavor. Basil ‘Red Rubin’ is a colored selection with a pleasing taste.
Credit LSU Ag Center

Although Labor Day is the traditional end of the summer season in some parts of the country, summer in southeast Louisiana lingers well into October. But temperatures are starting to moderate in September.