LOUISIANA ARTICLE ARCHIVE

Below you will find our growing collection of Louisiana-specific articles. Enjoy!

VEGGIE FIXES

15 problems solved in your warm-season vegetable garden Story and Photos By A.J. Heinsz-Bailey Every day there are changes in your vegetable garden. Along with these changes – temperatures, rainfall, insects and diseases – problems arise. The warm-season vegetable garden is a living entity that requires constant supervision to produce positive results (groceries). It is …

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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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CILANTRO

Spicy herb or an herbal spice? Story and Photos by A.J. Heinsz-Bailey Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) starts life as a green rosette of fragrant, tasty leaves and with the arrival of warm weather, sends up slender, two-foot-tall stems with tiny white flowers that produce tasty seeds that we know as the spice called coriander. Cilantro is …

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OUTDOOR HANGOUTS

Creating cozy outdoor rooms in your landscape Story and Photography by Meaghan Clark “Putting together a great outdoor space is like fitting together pieces of a puzzle,” says Kenny Rabalais of The Plant Gallery in New Orleans. With lighting, sounds, water features, outdoor seating, pathways, and lush gardens to consider, it is a task that …

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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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BACKYARD BLUES

Growing your own blueberries in the home garden By A.J. Heinsz-Bailey Why should you grow your own blueberries? Blueberry bushes have masses of white flowers in spring. In early summer, the bright blue fruits are delicious – and the plants have no thorns, making them easy to pick – and in the fall the foliage …

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HUMBLE EARTH GARDEN

By Leslie Leonpacher Humble Earth garden … the name doesn’t quite do this place justice. If by being humble you mean that this garden provides a sustainable, renewable environment then perhaps it is aptly named, but it is so much more. Sanctuary, nurturing environment …  however you label it, for some creatures these places are …

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JEANETTE BELL

Gardens on Mars and other earthly delights Story and Photography by Meaghan Clark Wandering the city of New Orleans while on a floral delivery, gardener Jeannette Bell got turned around and lost somewhere in the city’s Ninth Ward. What she did find was several blighted properties and vacant lots in need of love … and …

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MORE THAN MULCH

MORE THAN MULCH What to plant under trees in your landscape Story and Photography by Jennifer Williams As you walk through a forest, you may notice the layer of leaf litter and other plant debris covering the forest floor, but what you more than likely will not notice is the diversity of plants growing under …

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