More than 5,000 plants, trees and shrubs will be for sale when the LSU Hilltop Arboretum holds its annual Plantfest Oct. 1-2.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Beekeepers will gather Saturday, Oct. 8, for the 20th annual Field Day hosted by the USDA Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory and the Louisiana State Beekeepers Association.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Lynn and Henry Carville proved you can make a silk purse out of a sow's ear when they decided not to tear down a "tear-down."
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
Friday, September 09, 2016
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Too much house, too much yard, too much traffic had Linda Ohmstede needing a change, but her husband, Buddy, didn't want to leave their 7,000-square-foot classic Hays Town home.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
PORT ALLEN — Cindy and John Hill live in the 200-year-old Homestead Plantation house next door to the 100-year-old new Homestead Plantation house.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
As area residents begin the rebuilding process, the National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud offers some advice on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of home repair fraud and scams.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Rose flowers and overall performance are not impressive during Louisiana summers, but with each year comes the potential to have great fall blooms as the result of cooler temperatures and typically drier weather.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
When Cam and Wallace Eversberg added a wing on each side of their University Lake home, they ended up with a completely shady backyard.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
If your home flooded and you can safely return, quick work is needed to avoid long-lasting damage and health hazards, according to experts at the LSU AgCenter.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
When Debra and John Gautreau moved downtown to the 525 Lafayette building, they traded a houseful of wasted space and a yard full of flower beds for a brand-new apartment with the Mississippi River as their front yard.
Marigolds and zinnias are two excellent warm-season bedding plants to try from August through the first killing frost, LSU Agricultural Center horticulturist Allen Owings said.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Friday, August 05, 2016
For the 25 years Russell Futrell lived and worked in the Middle East, he thought about the retirement home he would build in Baton Rouge.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Bromeliads are popular tropical or semitropical container plants. Because they are easy to grow, colorful and stay in bloom for a long time, bromeliads are often given as gifts.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Lantanas are an extremely popular perennial for Louisiana landscapes. Many varieties, some old and some new, offer a multitude of colors as well as heights.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Doug Garland had only one requirement when he and wife Karen started looking for a larger home. It had to be within five miles of Tiger Stadium.
Figs are a popular Louisiana fruit, and many people want to propagate them. Rooting cuttings is the most appropriate and widely used method, says LSU AgCenter horticulturist Allen Owings.
Friday, July 08, 2016
Margaret and Randy Rice built their Georgian-style home in 1990 to reflect their love of England and traditional English architecture. Two decades later, they brought Georgian into the 21st century.
Friday, July 01, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
While most Baton Rougeans are dealing with the often frustrating traffic, Erin and Claude Reynaud enjoy a leisurely breakfast or sip a glass of wine in one of their two side-by-side Beauregard Town houses within walking distance of his downtown la…
Friday, June 10, 2016
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Many people think attracting hummingbirds is as easy as hanging a feeder. But that’s not always successful because many hummingbirds are not accustomed to using feeders, says LSU AgCenter horticulturist Allen Owings.
Thursday, June 02, 2016
When Tammie Hawie married her husband, John, and moved to Baton Rouge from Massachusetts four years ago, she thought about putting a swimming pool in their yard. Then it occurred to her that, with her kids grown, all she’d do was clean it.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Thursday, May 05, 2016
The LSU Agricultural Center Botanic Gardens at Burden will conduct a volunteer orientation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Ione Burden Conference Center in the gardens, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge.
As the weather warms up, kids and adults alike begin to spend more time outside. It’s wonderful to get kids interested in gardening.
Sunday, May 01, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016
St. Francisville — Lynn and Don Zeringue’s garden is anything but formal. A long gravel drive separates two distinct areas, with natural vegetation on the right and an assortment of beds and garden boxes on the left. The overall effect is a lush p…