Rooting roses can be done easily if you know how to properly propagate. Just some simple steps can get you started.
Look around the area and you will find many species of woodland flowers. Take a walk in the wooded areas to see the many varieties of beautiful natural plants.
Master Gardener classes start Aug. 27, 2019, 5:00-8:30 pm. and continue each Tuesday for 11 weeks. Contact LSU AgCenter @ 318-251-5134 for more information.
For a lifetime gift, select a site and choose the right tree to give to someone who enjoys the outdoors. Now is the time to plant most trees in Louisiana.
Fall is a busy time to collect end of season seeds, add mulch to flower beds and prepare plants for the winter months ahead.
Providing shelter, water and food sources for wildlife in your yard is possible with creative ideas. It can be a pleasant place to watch wildlife in your yard.
Join the next Master Gardener class which will begin August 22 and run through November 7. Call the LSU AgCenter for registration/information to sign up.
Be sure and have your soil tested to guarantee the proper plant growth according to the recommended test results.
Each plant pruned must be considered individually and done during dormancy. Pruning is necessary to maintain a tree's shape and stimulates new growth.
Get your garden ready to plant for spring by cleaning plant beds and transplanting bulbs. Prime your fall garden for broccoli, cabbage and carrots and others.
Growing your own herbs is better quality and convenience. You will have fresh herbs at hand when you need them for cooking and some herbs reseed each year.
Watching bumblebees is entertaining and provides a valuable service by pollinating our plants. Planting flowers is a way to improve the bumblebee survival.
Enjoy activity of birds and butterflies in your garden by planting flowers that attract them. Several different plants will grow in the area for this purpose.
There are many ideas available for those gardeners on your Christmas list, from books to plant seeds.
For your favorite spring flowers, you need to think about what you will plant and begin ordering and planting them in the fall.
The phrase "Tough as Woodpecker Lips" was coined by my father-in-law, the voice of the Many Tiger football team, to describe the team's ability to produce under pressure. This same phrase can be used to describe the summertime plants.
North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners is very active in the area and they would like anyone interested in gardening to join their group.
Any Louisiana resident with an interest in horticulture and a desire to volunteer for community service may apply to the Master Gardener training program.