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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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CACTUS CARE

Secrets to having perennial cacti in the Southeastern United States Story by Nick Yorlano Succulents take many forms and come in many shapes and sizes. They are also widely known for their ability to survive in less-than-ideal conditions. Cacti are a type of succulent that is distinguished from other succulents by having areoles. It may …

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MAGNOLIAS FOR SOUTHERN GARDENS

7 of the most reliable species for Southern landscapes Story and Photos By Hubert P. Conlon Magnolias (Magnolia spp.) represent a diverse group of magnificent flowering trees and shrubs. Most bear huge showy blooms in purple, red, pink, yellow, white, and every shade in between. Choose from magnolias that are deciduous, semi-evergreen, and evergreen in …

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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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GROW GREAT GRAPES

Growing grapes in your home garden Story by Eric Stafne, Photography by Richelle Stafne Different kinds of grapes grow in the southeastern U.S. A “bunch grape” refers to grapevines having berries that hang as a cluster. The entire bunch is harvested as a single, uniformly ripe unit. Wine grapes (Vitis vinifera mainly) and table grapes …

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BLUE PASSIONFLOWER VINE

Story and Photos by Yvonne Lelong Bordelon Passiflora caerulea, a native of Brazil and Argentina, is a fast growing, semi-evergreen flowering vine that is quite cold hardy and will come back from the roots after hard freezes. If the showy, exotic flowers are cross-pollinated with another species or cultivar, blue passionflower vine will produce egg-shaped …

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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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CHEERFUL POT

An ongoing series of container recipes Story and Photos by Barbara Wise Sometimes the colors we use when planting container gardens just make us smile. This simple grouping of white, pale yellow, dark yellow, and green in a dark blue pot provides a cheerful spot of color. In the foreground is Goldilocks Rocks bidens (B. …

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UNDER THE BRIDGE

Utilizing footbridges and creeks in the garden Story and Photos by A.J. Heinsz-Bailey Generally speaking, water has never been a problem for Louisiana gardeners. Sometimes, however, what to do with all the water can be a challenge for us. In northern parts of the state, we have hills, and down south, we have lowlands. Working …

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