Bayou Garden

Saturdays at 7:34 a.m. and 9:34 a.m.

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
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.

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?