plants

LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Dan Gill suggests planting shade-tolerant perennials or ground covers where grass will not grow.
—LSU AgCenter/Rick Bogren

Get It Growing: Too much shade means lawn problems

Often, the things people plant first in new landscapes are the lawn and shade trees. As time goes on, however, sun-loving lawn grasses and shade trees don’t go together particularly well.

Butterfly pentas is a low-maintenance flower with great blooms through late fall.
—AgCenter/Allen Owings

Colorful summer bedding plants take the heat

Whether in flower beds, containers, hanging baskets or window boxes, summer bedding plants can quickly and economically help create the colorful landscape that so many gardeners crave.

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