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WATTLE

An old construction technique that’s perfect for the modern garden Story and Photos by Cynthia Wood If you’ve visited historical gardens, you’ve probably noticed fences that resemble wooden croquet wickets. These are variations of wattle, an ancient craft that’s been practiced in England and Europe since the Bronze Age.  Although wattle was traditionally made with …

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WHITE SPIDER LILY

Story and Photos By Yvonne Lelong Bordelon Native swamp spider lily (Hymenocallis occidentalis) is a moisture-loving perennial plant that sports clusters of 6-8-inch, ghostly white, richly fragrant flowers. The gorgeous spring blooms also attract pollinators, including hummingbirds, and the plants are highly deer resistant. Who could ask for more? In the wild, this easy-to-grow member …

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GROW SUCCULENTS

There are many reasons to grow succulents around your home Story and Photography by Brittany May Succulents are a great way to begin gardening, teaching children to garden, or building the confidence of a person who doesn’t exactly have a “green thumb.” Succulents seem to thrive when you ignore them. They require very little care …

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A MATTER OF TASTE

We all have different ways of looking at our gardens By Dan Gill Beauty is in the eye of the beholder … One man’s trash is another man’s treasure … It’s all a matter of taste. These sayings all make the same point: People look at the word in their own individual ways. Gardeners, of …

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HILLAR MOORE

From ball fields to vegetable fields By Kathryn Fontenot East Baton Rouge residents recognize Hillar Moore, District EBR Attorney, from evening news reports and local newspaper articles regarding criminal activity. But his friends and family know him as a coach, and more recently, as an avid gardener.  To conduct this interview, I met Mr. Moore …

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SURPRISING POLLINATORS

It’s not just honeybees and butterflies Story by Helen Newling Lawson Helping pollinators is a hot gardening trend right now (dare we say there’s a “lot of buzz”?). Initiatives such as the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge are bringing attention to the need to create habitats for at-risk pollinators such as monarch butterflies and honeybees. But …

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THE THRILL OF THE THRESHOLD

Garden thresholds can multiply your green spaces Story and Photography by Helen Yoest Whether it’s to a garden or life, thresholds symbolize new beginnings. For brides, being carried across the threshold of a new home marks the start of a new phase of life. For my own wedding in 1988, my husband and I were …

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ILLUMINATING GARDEN

This illuminating garden is beautiful in sunlight and twilight Story and Photos By Yvonne Lelong Bordelon The gorgeous home and garden of Patrice and Richard Ellis is yet another example of the exquisite secret gardens that can be found hidden away in old Baton Rouge neighborhoods. This exceptional property was one of three lovely homes …

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THE SECOND WARM SEASON

Some call it fall, but in Louisiana we call it like we see it Story by Dan Gill Have you noticed? You might have to use your imagination a little bit, but the weather is changing. When you walk out in the morning the air feels just a bit more comfortable (OK, like I said, …

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