This Week in Louisiana Agriculture

Blooming on the Bayou

Growing your own Garden at Home


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Louisiana Master Gardener Program

August 23, 2019

No matter how much of a green thumb you may have, we all have questions or problems in the garden from time to time. Did you know that the LSU AgCenter offers a program that can help expand your horticulture knowledge and give back to your local community at the same time? In this installment of Blooming on the Bayou, TWILA's Kristen Oaks-White shows us how the Louisiana Master Gardener Program is growing better gardeners across the state.

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Gardening with Children

April 26, 2019

If April showers bring May flowers, then we are truly in for a blooming month coming up! April is National Garden Month, and it's the perfect time to get outside and into the garden! Gardens can be magical places that spark creativity, a sense of freedom and fun for children. In this month’s installment of Blooming on the Bayou, TWILA’s Kristen Oaks-White digs up some magic in the garden with a crew of tiny, helping hands!

National Garden Month
Kids Gardening
Teaching Kids to Garden

Spring in the Garden

March 15, 2019

The birds are chirping, the sun is out, and the trees are blooming... #spring is almost here!!! For gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts, it's the most wonderful time of the year! In the latest edition of "Blooming on the Bayou," TWILA's Kristen Oaks-White teams up with LSU AgCenter Consumer Horticulturist, Heather Kirk-Ballard to help us jump-start our lawn and landscapes for the spring season.

LSU AgCenter Lawn & Garden Resources

Blooming on the Bayou Look Back

December 10, 2018

This year we launched a new gardening segment called Blooming on the Bayou, where TWILA's Kristen Oaks-White got a chance to dig into one of her favorite hobbies! She also traveled the state and met lots of great experts in the field, who helped all of us grow better gardens. This week, TWILA’s Kristen Oaks-White gives us a look back on some of her favorite highlights from Blooming on the Bayou. #bayoublooms

Cultivating a Christmas Classic

November 30, 2018

‘Tis the season to deck the halls! And there's one flower that dominates the decorating game during the holidays. Each year, #poinsettia sales rack up about $144,000 -- that’s roughly a quarter of the total annual potted plant sales. In this month's Blooming on the Bayou, TWILA’s Kristen Oaks-White takes us to Louisiana Tech Greenhouses, where they are growing a big business by cultivating a #Christmas classic.

Add Fall Color to Your Landscape

October 5, 2018

Magenta mums, vivid violas, and plump persimmons... oh my! As summer flowers start to fade, a different cast of plants takes the spotlight in the garden. In this month's Blooming on the Bayou, TWILA's Kristen Oaks-White shows you how to light up your landscape with the most vibrant stars of the season.

LSU AgCenter Extension Offices

Summer to Fall Garden Transition

September 7, 2018

Labor Day may signal the unofficial the end of summer, but that doesn't mean it's time to end your vegetable garden season. In the south, we still have plenty of warm days ahead, and now is the time to revamp and revive your garden for the fall!

LSU AgCenter Extension Offices
LSU AgCenter Louisiana Vegetable Planting Guide
LSU AgCenter Soil Testing & Plant Analysis Lab

New Orleans Rooftop Garden

June 29, 2018

Every day, busy residents, tourists, and convention-goers flock to business meetings and appointments inside the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. But most never realize that high above their heads, the convention center rooftop is buzzing with a different sort of activity!

What's Bugging You???

May 18, 2018

It's not even summertime yet, and it's already hot in Louisiana. I mean, really, really, REALLY hot!!!! All of this warm weather is boosting the blooms in your garden, but it's also boosting the bugs. So how do you keep your garden free from bugs?

Starting Your Spring Veggie Garden

April 13, 2018

"Thunder in February... frost in April" -- have you ever heard this old wives tale? It may be superstitious, but it's a saying many farmers and gardeners swear by when it comes to planting their crops each spring. With that in mind, now is the perfect time to start planning your spring vegetable garden!