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DRAIN THE RAIN

Tips for managing rainwater in your landscape Story and Photos by Susan Jasan It seems lately that spring brings torrential storms to many regions of the country. Often owners are faced with raging waters where previously there had been none, or even worse, moisture in their homes where previously all was well. It’s great when …

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NO JUDGEMENT

It’s not what you plant, but how you grow it Story and Photography by PJ Gartin There isn’t a single gardener on this green Earth who doesn’t harbor plant prejudices. Some of us moan that Zinnia are too common, while others judge Agapanthus as old-fashioned and boring. Surely, I’m not the only one who’s tired …

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PRESS ON!

How to bring nature indoors by pressing botanicals into beautiful art Story and Photography by Cindy Shapton Pressing botanicals is just one more way for plant lovers to get their fix while feeding the artist within. Just pick a basketful of your favorite flowers, herbs, leaves, seedpods, or whatnot to place between papers in a …

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PLAN TO PLANT

Think about what you really want and plan it out before you dig By Dan Gill Louisiana gardeners are often told that the key to gardening success is planting the right plant in the right place. Although this sounds relatively simple, a lot goes into the decision of what plants should be used and where …

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SAVE IT FOR LATER!

The basics of harvesting and preserving herbs Story and Photos by Rebecca Stoner Kirts Fall is one of my favorite times in the herb garden. It is the time to gather the fruits of your labor so you can enjoy these amazing plants all winter long. Many years ago, I was visiting one of my …

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MAKE YOUR MARK

How to make your own garden markers Story and Photos by Sue Hughes Every spring I struggle with how to identify what I’ve planted. Part of the problem is that I demand my plant markers have the following attributes: • Inexpensive, if not free • Durable enough to last all season, if not multiple seasons …

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POLLY WATTS

The joyful work of gardening By Meaghan Clark   Photo by Johan Lenner Running a business can be stressful and time consuming. Running an award-winning pub, raising children as a single parent, and still finding time to create a garden that is an oasis of beauty in an urban setting is more than admirable – it’s …

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NASTURTIUM

Story and Photography by Yvonne Lelong Bordelon Old-fashioned nasturtiums are perfect for Louisiana’s cool seasons. In North Louisiana, the attractive edible beauties can be enjoyed from early spring through summer. In South Louisiana, this flowering cook’s delight can be grown from fall through spring during mild winters.  Vining varieties are happy on fences, trellises, or …

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PLANTS NEED THEIR REST TOO

What is dormancy and why is it so crucial? Story and Photos by Garry V. McDonald This is about the time of year I start getting inquiries from local media about why leaves turn colors in the fall. What they really want to know is the exact week of peak color to inform the leaf-peepers. …

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