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HEAVENLY HANGING BASKETS

If you’re running out of space to grow … look up By Margeaux Emery Plant lover, plant lover, how does your garden grow?” If you answer, “In leaps and bounds and spill-arounds,” you might just be running out of space. This common plight of avid gardeners begs for creative solutions. One of the simplest is …

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SECRET GARDEN a la LOUISIANNE

A hidden jewel in Baton Rouge Story and Photos by Yvonne Lelong Bordelon Tucked away along one of the tree-lined streets of Old Goodwood in Baton Rouge is a southern style hidden jewel that brings to mind the beauty of the classic children’s story, The Secret Garden. Visiting the enchanting garden of Chris and Sharon …

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THE YARBROUGH’S WOODLAND WONDERLAND

Story and Photos by Yvonne Lelong Bordelon “A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in – what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”  – Victor Hugo The woodland garden of Charles and Virginia Yarbrough in Baton Rouge is a garden after my own heart. …

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FALL FUN

Using nature’s harvest and a bit of imagination to liven up the landscape Story and Photos by Susan Jasan Fall is a delightful time of year with cooler temperatures, fall color, and a bountiful harvest from your summer garden. It’s a delightful time for youth and adults alike as Halloween brings alive a host of …

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EGYPTIAN STARFLOWER

Story and Photos by Yvonne Lelong Bordelon ‘Nova’ and ‘Pink Remembrance’ pentas, also known as Egyptian starflowers, are introduced flowering plants that bring hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees to the garden in droves. These hardy, vigorous beauties with 3-4-inch clusters of star-shaped flowers were recognized by the LSU AgCenter as “Plants with Potential.” ‘Nova’ and ‘Pink …

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A CANNA RENAISSANCE

Rediscovering an old favorite Story and Photos By Garry McDonald Working on a university campus, I can’t help but notice the changing whims of fashion. Lately, the trend among young men is khaki walking shorts, polo shirts, and white crew socks and white sneakers: exactly what we wore on campus in the early 1980s. Like …

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HUMBLE EARTH GARDEN

By Leslie Leonpacher Humble Earth garden … the name doesn’t quite do this place justice. If by being humble you mean that this garden provides a sustainable, renewable environment then perhaps it is aptly named, but it is so much more. Sanctuary, nurturing environment …  however you label it, for some creatures these places are …

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GET WISE WITH WATER

10 ways to become more water-wise in your landscape 1. Get your soil right before you plant anything – If your soil is too sandy, water will pass through it too rapidly and your plants will be thirsty. If your soil has too much clay, water will go though it too slowly, possibly drowning your …

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Photo by Monica Hill.

REACH FOR THE MOON

Try a moon garden to enjoy the cooler evening hours Story by Jennifer Williams Moon gardens are becoming more popular in the gardening world. Gardeners are looking at new ways to enjoy their landscapes, and in the South, our hot summer temperatures may make it hard to sit outside and enjoy the view during the …

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