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Leon Standifer

Procedures for protecting plants, and people, from the cold (and a handy formula to boot). more

Nov 19, 2014 12:00 AM , Gardening

And Leon bids farewell to a beloved column more

Nov 26, 2013 12:00 AM , Gardening

Procedures for protecting plants, and people, from the cold (and a handy formula to boot). more

Oct 21, 2013 12:00 AM , Gardening

Photo period, chilling hours, and gardening in the buff more

Sep 23, 2013 12:00 AM , Gardening

Cover crops will see gardens through the short days. “The days get short when you reach September.” Actually, they began getting shorter back on June 21, and a lot of plants can tell the difference. That is when they start preparing for win... more

Aug 25, 2013 12:00 AM , House & Home

What else is there to do in the dog days of summer? more

Aug 25, 2013 12:00 AM , Gardening

Harvesting in the heat more

Jul 2, 2013 12:00 AM , Gardening

Down here where it rains a lot and the weather is (usually) warm, your garden is going to need nitrogen fertilizer every year. more

May 28, 2013 12:00 AM , Gardening

Early spring is a gamble for gardeners. more

Apr 18, 2013 12:00 AM , Gardening

Our well-fertilized soil sometimes needs a good dose of Epsom Salts more

Mar 26, 2013 12:00 AM , House & Home

Our well-fertilized soil sometimes needs a good dose of epsom salts more

Mar 26, 2013 12:00 AM , Gardening

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Photo by Kim Ashford

A Baton Rouge backyard transforms more

Feb 28, 2013 12:00 AM , Gardening

Raconteur par excellence — Editor’s Note: For the past decade it’s been our delight to include the gardener’s musings of Leon Standifer and Ed O’Rourke, Jr. on these pages. We lost Ed in November on Veterans Day, and he will be dee... more

Dec 21, 2012 12:00 AM People & Places

A Christmas story more

Nov 20, 2012 12:00 AM Gardening

A realistic guide to indoor gardening more

Oct 29, 2012 12:00 AM , Gardening

The mystique of planting crops according to the phase of the moon. more

Oct 1, 2012 12:00 AM Gardening

In praise of both ornamental and edible fall beauties. more

Sep 1, 2012 12:00 AM , Gardening

And we don’t mean those shipped in from Mexico. more

Aug 1, 2012 12:00 AM , Gardening

Thump, plug, or pigtail—what’s the best way to tell? more

Jun 29, 2012 12:00 AM , Gardening

And the centuries old secret about them you need to know. more

May 27, 2012 12:00 AM , Gardening