Finding the Right Plant Articles
Winter is an ideal time of year to plan for next season’s garden, and your best new idea might be closer than you think. Let’s explore where we can find inspiration that will help us dream up and plan next year’s garden.
Learn how garden designer Rochelle Greayer designs an all-white garden.
Conifers are easy to enjoy any time of the year. These trouble-free evergreens offer year-round beauty and provide shelter for birds and other wildlife. Hedges of conifers are often planted to help block the wind. Here are a few of our favorites.
It is so hard to let go and sometimes you don’t have to!
The LSU AgCenter has named Supertunia Vista Bubblegum petunia (Petunia x hybrida 'Supertunia Vista Bubblegum') the Louisiana Super Plants selection for fall 2017. This is the first petunia cultivar named a Louisiana Super Plants selection, and it's well-deserved recognition given the outstanding performance of this petunia in trials and in Louisiana landscapes.
Like you, we are constantly drawing inspiration from nature as we create beautiful new varieties of perennials. We've made some significant advancements in traits like disease resistance and length of bloom, and we're always looking for lower maintenance, better performing selections that make it easy for you to be successful in the garden. Here are some examples of our best native perennial cultivars.
Shrubs are a key element for building good garden bones so it's important to get their placement right.
What’s in a name? When it comes to Hibiscus, quite a lot. This common name encompasses several hundred species of tropical plants, hardy perennials and woody shrubs. Which type are you growing in your garden? This handy primer will help you spot the differences, identify which kind you have, and learn how to care for them.
Summer sun can be brutally strong in some climates, and it’s not for the faint of heart. These new heat tolerant annuals not only survive in the heat, they thrive in it. They produce more flowers on larger plants as the temperatures rise, making them ideal for growing in warm climates and places with hot summers.
For many home gardeners, it’s not the lack of desire to work in the garden, but the lack of time to do the work. Wouldn’t it be nice to relax on your patio, look out into your lush landscape, and know that the shrubs you’ve planted are growing beautifully all on their own? By choosing low maintenance varieties, it’s easy to realize that dream. Here are five top-rated shrubs you’ll love to grow.