Pretty Petunias That Take the Heat

Are you looking for reliable, easy-care color for the landscape this summer? Look for new and improved petunias that tolerate the heat. Petunias of the past couldn’t handle the heat, but newer varieties have improved tolerance.

Pearls of Wisdom: Unhinging Facts About Oysters

“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster,” said 18th-century Irish satirist Jonathan Swift. Whether enjoyed fried, grilled, in a seafood gumbo or, perhaps most opinion dividing, raw, there is no denying the oyster’s impact on both Louisiana’s culture and seafood industry.

Sunflower, Impatiens Series Make the Cut For Louisiana Super Plants Program

The LSU AgCenter has announced two new selections for its Louisiana Super Plants program: a disease-resistant impatiens series that offers color for shady spaces and a heat-tolerant sunflower whose blooms will last into the fall.

LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station Releases Virtual Spring Garden Tour, New Website

April 16, 2021 LSU AgCenter

The LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station has rolled out a package of online content, including a new website and a spring video tour of its gardens, in lieu of the annual Margie Yates Jenkins Spring Lecture Series and Open House.

Think Pink This October

October is all about pink in support of breast cancer awareness. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.