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

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And Leon bids farewell to a beloved column Read more

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

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

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

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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... Read more

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Harvesting in the heat Read more

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

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Early spring is a gamble for gardeners. Read more

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

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

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A Baton Rouge backyard transforms Read more

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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... Read more

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A Christmas story Read more

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A realistic guide to indoor gardening Read more

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

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In praise of both ornamental and edible fall beauties. Read more

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

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

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

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