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LOVE LIES WEEPING

Add drama to your landscape with these perfectly pendulous trees Story and Photography by Richelle Stafne Looking for ways to make your landscape smile? Consider adding some sad trees. Well, not sad per se, but weeping. Weeping branches, that is! Weeping trees and shrubs add interest and architectural drama. They can be at home in …

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AVOIDING FAILURE TO THRIVE

Sometimes a plant’s failure is obvious … sometimes not so much By Dan Gill I love lazy June days when it’s too hot to work in the garden. The temperatures are not quite as torrid as they will be later on. And that certain desperation that comes as scorching day follows scorching day has not …

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GMOs

Understanding what they are and their purpose in production Story and Photos by Bob Westerfield We live in a world full of modern conveniences. It’s hard to find anyone that doesn’t own at least one smart phone, computer, GPS, or a host of other electronic gadgets. But, in spite of all the technological advances, when …

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DON’T UNDERESTIMATE ME

An ongoing series of container recipes Story and Photo by Barbara Wise Another name I considered for this recipe was “The Three Little Shade Plant Varieties That Never Give Up.” To be such delicate looking plants, these three varieties have proven to be summertime workhorses – as long as they stay out of the afternoon …

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SHOWSTOPPERS

15 “cool” plants you can grow in Louisiana Story and Photography by Richelle Stafne I love visiting other people’s gardens to see what they are growing. It’s especially fun when I find new and interesting plants, or plants that I had forgotten. Even in my own garden it brings joy to hear someone say, “Ooh, …

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SHADES OF COLOR

An ongoing series of container recipes Story and Photo by Barbara Wise When the heat of summer sends you hunting for shade, let this container planting be your companion. The rose-like blossoms of Begonia Nonstop Mocca mix, spilling over with the hummingbird-attracting ‘Santa Cruz’ begonia, lighten up a shady spot. The cool chartreuse of the …

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TAKE A SEAT

How to make a whimsical chair planter Story and Photography by Carolyn Tomlin Creative gardeners are always on the lookout for unusual objects that provide a whimsical touch in the garden. Giving a second life to a discarded item is not only economical but adds a fun-loving spirit to your space. One such treasure was …

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PLANTS THAT PREY

Bring the bog to your garden with these carnivorous plants Story and Photos by Yvonne Lelong Bordelon Carnivorous plants are amazing! These plants are engineered to capture and digest thousands of insects and even some small animals that may slip into their watery graves. Why not set aside a moist corner of your yard or …

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE

Bringing up a crop of nature lovers Story and Photos by Yvonne Lelong Bordelon The other day, my brother and I were reminiscing about the wonderful experiences we had as children when we spent time with Mom and Dad in the garden. In today’s hustle-bustle world, many children don’t have the opportunity to delight in …

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