(10/20/21) BATON ROUGE, La. — With a new year soon arriving, the LSU AgCenter has released the latest edition of the Get It Growing calendar — a resource that pairs seasonal horticulture tips with inspiring photos from Louisiana landscapes.
Designed with local gardeners in mind, each month of the 2022 Get It Growing Lawn and Garden Calendar provides helpful hints from the AgCenter alongside colorful images of flowers, fruits, vegetables and trees.
Copies of the calendar — along with numerous other gardening publications — can be purchased online at LSUAgCenter.com/OnlineStore.
“The 2022 Get It Growing calendar will not disappoint. Like previous calendars it is full of gardening tips for beginning and seasoned gardeners, and includes beautiful photos of plants, flowers and gardens from Louisiana gardeners and photographers,” said Elma Sue McCallum, of AgCenter Communications, who oversees the calendar publication. “They make great gifts, but order early.”
The full-color, 32-page calendar offers monthly tips from horticulturist Heather Kirk-Ballard, who serves as the spokesperson for the popular AgCenter Get It Growing educational campaign. Other features include a spotlight on growing hydrangeas, a glossary of gardening terms, a how-to section on creating a rain garden, a list of AgCenter horticulture publications and a map of Louisiana growing zones.
Calendar photos are selected in a statewide contest each year. Winners whose pictures appear in the 2022 publication are Ann Anderson, New Orleans; Norman Balliviero, Belle Chasse; Lindsey Capdepon, Lacombe; Candace Chaney, Shreveport; Kaylee Deynzer, Baton Rouge; Kristi Hammatt, Baton Rouge; Robyn Husband, Many; Claudia Husseneder, St. Gabriel; Casey Jones, Shreveport; Debra Jones, Walker; Jackie Kyzar Ducote, Denham Springs; Nadine Melancon, Lafayette; Taylor Naquin, Metairie; Anna Poe, Natchitoches; Scott Reed, Pine Prairie; Conchita Richey, Gonzales; Maureen Theriot, Harvey; and Lisa Tortorich, Nine Mile Point.
Sample photos and more information are available on the AgCenter website.
The 9-inch-by-13.25-inch calendar sells for $11.95. The publication also can be found in garden centers around Louisiana.
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The 2022 Get It Growing Lawn and Garden Calendar is now available from the LSU AgCenter. Nadine Melancon’s photo of a bee on a cosmos flower graces the cover. These annual flowers bloom summer through fall and come in colors of purple, pink, orange, red and white. The daisy-like flowers attract bees, birds and butterflies and prefer full sun and survive poor soil conditions.
This photo of live oaks appears on the January page of the 2022 Get It Growing Lawn and Garden Calendar. These magnificent native trees are among the most beloved oaks of the South. Native to the United States and Mexico, the live oak is a long-lived tree. Some have lived for up to 600 years. Photo by Lindsey Capdepon
Tulips are some of the most popular flowers of spring, and they are the March photo in the 2022 Get It Growing Lawn and Garden Calendar. They are highly prized as cut flowers. There are numerous cultivars and varieties, and they have been important throughout history. Photo by Anna Poe
In May, the 2022 Get It Growing Lawn and Garden Calendar features a photo of stonecrops, also known as sedums. With hundreds of species, this trendy group of plants has a wide variety of shapes, colors and growth habits. Their leaves are water-storing plants and known as succulents. Photo by Scott Reed
Peaches make an appearance in July in the 2022 Get It Growing Lawn and Garden Calendar. Peaches make a great addition to your landscape and can provide a source of delicious, fresh fruit for eating, but they are a high-maintenance fruit tree. They prefer well-drained soils. Peach trees produce beautiful blooms that the pollinators just love. Photo by Candace Chaney