Open plan, neutral colors and rooms of white slip-covered furniture may be en vogue, but you won't find them in Judy and Dale Powers' home.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Now is the time to get out in the yard and begin cleaning up the winter mess. And there's no better place to get started picking out new plants than the East Baton Rouge Parish Master Gardeners' plant sale.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Helen Bolin was dying to do something with the tiny kitchen in the Garden District home she has lived in for 21 years.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Though the calendar says spring begins March 20, the itch to clean up the winter mess in the yard and plant spring flowers and vegetable begins much earlier.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
JACKSON — The old Levy House has had more than a few lives. Over almost 200 years, it has been a residence, boarding house, hotel, school for young women and a restaurant, but its present use as Village Studios is probably the most unusual of all.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
ST. FRANCISVILLE — For 112 years, Hillcroft has reigned as queen of St. Francisville's Royal Street.
If you listen closely during March and April, you may hear a distinct tapping sound in your neighborhood trees. A bird called the sapsucker is making the noise.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
The crape myrtle has become the standard of medium-size trees to plant in the Louisiana landscape. Crape myrtles are easy to produce, easy to grow and very inexpensive to purchase.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Attorney Charles Landry was only a day away from signing a purchase agreement on a home in Lafayette's River Ranch when one step into a new home under construction in Baton Rouge changed everything.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Many homeowners perform the majority of their annual gardening in springtime only, often forgetting or ignoring the winter as one of the best times to add seasonal plants to the landscape or container gardens.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017
The NOLA Home Show is slated for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28-29, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd.
The Friends of Hilltop Arboretum will hold its annual symposium, "Landscape for Life: How to Harness Nature’s Power to Create a Healthy, Beautiful Home Landscape" on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Linda Allen got lucky when she decided to give up her 700-square-foot New York City apartment and return home to Baton Rouge.
The Home and Remodeling Show and Ralph’s Markets Food Fest will be held Jan. 28-29 at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Thursday, January 12, 2017
What should be done for the landscape after a freeze? Caution is often the best way to go, says LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Although winter is an excellent time for adding hardy trees, shrubs and ground covers to the landscape, it also is a time to be cautious about creating problems that could invite termites into your home. This is especially true when creating and p…
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Picking fresh fruit from your own yard or garden can be a delicious way to add beauty and taste to your home landscape. And the best time to plant fruit trees in Louisiana is now through January, says LSU AgCenter horticulturist Allen Owings.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Editor's note: This is a Christmas visit to the Comeaux family, which EatPlayLive is following as it rebuilds from the flood.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
A holiday tradition artist Judi Betts started with a few hand-designed cards more than 50 years ago is now what she calls a "kiss on the cheek" for 2,500 lucky recipients.
Many homeowners and commercial landscapers are noticing clusters of honey colored mushrooms in their landscapes. These mushrooms are fruiting bodies of Armillaria root rot caused by the species of the fungus Armillaria, says LSU AgCenter plant pat…
Thursday, December 01, 2016
People thought Flip and Nancy Roberts were crazy when, before they even moved in, they more than doubled the size of the house they had just bought.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
All those leaves you're raking and dead plants being pulled out of beds can be put to good use by recycling them back into the landscape as mulch or compost.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
ST. FRANCISVILLE — The materials were old as were the plans, but with an infusion of lots of new ideas, Kate and Charles Seal created their dream home.
Fall landscapes are full of plant materials that can add beauty to your holiday decorations. LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill suggests looking for attractive foliage, bright berries, decorative cones and pods to bring indoors for holiday ornam…
Thursday, November 17, 2016
This has been a big year for René and Bill Firesheets. To celebrate their special birthdays — she turned 60, and he turned 65 — they renewed their wedding vows in the shadow of the World Trade Center in New York City. Then, out of the blue, someon…
Cultures all over the world cook with flowers for the unique flavors and colors they add to food, but Americans rarely use edible flowers in cooking.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Most cool-season bedding plants like full sun, but some beautiful shade-loving plants produce colorful flowers during the cooler months.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Tired of the same old centerpiece on turkey day? Here's some inspiration for a table that will wow from some of the area's top designers and florists who brought on the glitz and glam for the recent Dining by Design fundraiser.