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Tender tropical plants such as split leaf philodendron will likely look like mush after thawing from a hard freeze. Don’t rush to prune until spring.
—LSU AgCenter/Bob Mirabello Photo

Get It Growing: Hold off on pruning freeze-damaged plants

The entire state of Louisiana, along with many others, just got an unusual dose of ice, sleet and snow.

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Crape myrtle leaves provide excellent fall foliage colors, especially this year.
—LSU AgCenter/Heather Kirk-Ballard

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Example of the wrong way to prune a crape myrtle.
—LSU AgCenter file photo

Get It Growing: Crape myrtle controversies

Crape myrtles (Lagerstroemia indica) are one of the most controversial and often-discussed ornamental plants among gardeners, landscapers, conservationists, naturalists, growers, researchers and ed


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