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.

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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.


Bayou Garden
7:49 am
Sat April 20, 2013

Compact Lantanas, New Varieties of an Old Standby

A Lantana Bandana Cherry Sunrise attracts a butterfly.
Credit 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.

Bayou Garden
5:43 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

Colorful Foliage All Summer Long

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

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


Bayou Garden
6:55 am
Sat April 6, 2013

Proper Watering Key for Container Gardening

Container gardening enhances an outdoor living space.
Credit 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.


Bayou Garden
7:35 am
Sat March 30, 2013

Should You Fertilize Your Lawn?

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


Bayou Garden
7:35 am
Sat March 23, 2013

Pollen, Pollen Everywhere

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

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Bayou Garden
7:48 am
Sat March 16, 2013

Termite Protection and Gardens Don't Mix

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

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


Bayou Garden
3:00 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

Sewing the Seeds for a Vegetable Garden

Runner beans started indoors.
Credit 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.


Bayou Garden
7:18 am
Sat March 2, 2013

Without Pruning Tropical Plants May Get Overgrown

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


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