Turn your shade garden into a tropical paradise with Stromanthe sanguinea. These Brazilian beauties have been coloring landscapes for centuries now, and are becoming increasingly popular across the southern United States because of their lavish foliage and luxuriant texture. Stromanthe sanguinea, discovered in the 16th century by Venetian botanist Bartolomineo Maranti, is a member of … Read more

With summer’s warm embrace come the endless possibilities for outdoor entertaining. Whether you’re planning exhilarating pool parties and backyard barbeques, or you wish to engage in more serene, romantic dinners on the patio, make sure your landscape looks inviting all summer. Turn your garden into a luxuriant tropical paradise by incorporating exotic plants like Hibiscus, … Read more

Brighten up your shade garden this spring by planting caladiums. The tropical foliage of these tuberous perennials can provide an abundance of color in almost any landscape. Originally from the Amazon, caladiums thrive in Louisiana’s hot summers looking resilient when many other annuals begin to wane. Caladiums come in alluring hues and can be accents … Read more

There’s simply no other way to put it. This summer’s brutal heat has been just that – ruthless. With the once thought to be relatively clement temperatures of June climbing to record highs, adjoined by heat indexes soaring well over 100 and several weeks of insufficient rainfall, how can gardeners not be faced with those … Read more

If you’re tangled in thoughts about how to cover unsightly walls or fences this spring, wrap your mind around some of these bold ideas. Flowering vines, excellent accents to any garden or patio, can easily add style and elegance with their tantalizing tendrils and bounties of blooms. Simple to establish and effortless to maintain, flowering … Read more

Summer’s warm embrace offers endless possibilities for outdoor entertaining. Whether you’re planning exhilarating pool parties and backyard barbeques, or you wish to engage in more serene, romantic dinners on the patio, make sure your landscape looks inviting all summer long. Turn your garden into a luxuriant tropical paradise by incorporating exotic plants like hibiscus, Duranta … Read more