Bayou Garden

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From selecting the right plants to proper watering techniques and dealing with pests, host Lee Rouse delivers the information you need to garden successfully in Louisiana's unique climate.

This could be lunch.
Jana Remy / Flickr

It's time to plant fall crops.

Satsumas for sale.
Ivan McClellan / photography.ivanmcclellan.com

As fruit trees goes, citrus trees are pretty easy to take care of. But there are some challenges.

eXtension.org / Flickr

Forlorn flower beds past their prime and overrun with weeds are an all too familiar sight this time of year. But it's not too hot to freshen up your garden with some new bedding plants.

Rowing between some Spanish moss in a Louisiana bayou.
jc.winkler / Flickr

The picturesque staple of the Louisiana landscape gets everything it needs from light, rainwater, and air.

Occidental Arts & Ecology Center

Introduce your kids to the joy of gardening and get them some exercise of their bodies and brains at the same time.

White crape myrtle in bloom.
Bernadette Bassett / Flickr

Although native to the Far East, crape myrtles are almost indispensable to the Southern landscape.

Brightly banded Monarch caterpillars voraciously feed on their favorite host plant, Asclepias tuberose or Butterfly Weed.
LSU Ag Center

Caterpillars seem to be especially abundant this summer.

Garden Don'ts

Jun 22, 2013
Bart Everson / Flickr

Don't nick young trees with the grass trimmer. Don't pile hills of mulch around them. Don't over-water.

Summer squash, fresh from the garden.
Tim Sackton / Flickr

June is the peak month for harvesting early summer vegetables in south Louisiana. Harvesting at the right stage is essential to getting the best quality out of your garden.

Craving Color

Jun 8, 2013
A Louisiana Black Gamecock iris in the garden.
jacki-dee / Flickr

It's hard to resist grabbing one of everything at the nursery.