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BE A PLANT GEEK

A selection of interesting and beautiful plants to grow in Arkansas Story and Photos by Garry V. McDonald The horticulture office crew recently elevated me to the status of “Plant Geek Extraordinaire”: not just your everyday plant geek, mind you. A common symptom of plant geekiness is seeking out new and interesting plants to learn …

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Turk's Cap

GIANT TURK’S CAP

Story and Photos by Yvonne Lelong Bordelon Giant Turk’s cap is the larger tropical cousin of the popular hummingbird and butterfly plant, Turk’s cap (Malvaviscus arboreus). The bright red, 2-inch flowers of giant Turk’s cap droop downward and never fully open. This multi-stemmed, low-maintenance tropical evergreen shrub is deer resistant and drought tolerant. Use it …

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LOOKING BACK

A nostalgic take on Louisiana gardens Story and Photos by Jennifer Williams Creating a garden with a nostalgic look is a very personal project. The task of recreating a memory can be daunting but beautiful, as the process takes you back to the plants of your favorite memories. A tiny pink rose, tucked into the …

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