Recent Blog Posts

Plant of the Week: Pansies

Pansies are hands down one of the most colorful and popular annuals for us in winter. As fall sets in, people become anxious to put these beautiful plants in their landscape and pots for obvious reasons. Pansies, with their abundant, cheery blooms, perform even when the freezing temperatures come.

Fall is for Planting!

We say it often, because we mean it. Fall is the absolute best time of year to plant. For both us and for the plants. When fall weather finally shows up – like it will mid to late next week- it will be peak time for plants to be thrown in the ground! Ok, let’s not just throw them in!

Gardening Tip: Planting Cool Weather Annuals

It's been a hot one! Thankfully, our south Louisiana summer is starting lose her steam. Literally. It's time to say thank you and goodbye to most of our lovely, but tired summer annuals and hello to the harbingers of cooler weather! Petunias, snapdragons, dianthus, ornamental cabbage/kale and marigolds are beginning to fill our greenhouses. Pansies and violas are not too far behind them.

Plant of the Week: Petunias

When it comes to petunias, there are so many options out there. Wave, Grandiflora, Dreams, the list goes on. Whether its sun or some light shade, you can brighten up any garden or pot using petunias. There are so many colors, you are certain to find a combination that will please!

Monarchs Rising

Fall is a special time of year. A long anticipated reprieve from our hot southern summers. But what I love most about fall, is watching the monarch butterflies begin their arduous migration to Mexico. I have always been enchanted by monarch butterflies. Who can resist? Their colors of orange and black make a vivid contrast. Especially when you’re watching them float through the bright blue sky. But what is more impressive than the monarchs’ appearance is their epic migratory journey. This tenacious species of butterfly makes a yearly journey from Canada to Mexico.

Gardening Tip: I have so many weeds in my lawn!

Come spring, we hear that phrase over and over. Well, you can do something NOW, about it. Now? Yes now! Now is the time to get your lawn ready to fight those spring weeds. To start, feed your lawn from now through October with a fall conditioner or what is called a winterizer fertilizer. This final application of nutrients for the year is the most important because it replenishes nutrients used up through our long, hot summer and gives your grass a little "kick" for the fall growing season.