FOTD: Banana Plant

FOTD: Banana Plant

Bananas are grown throughout Louisiana as an ornamental to give a tropical affect to the landscape. ... Cold weather normally kills the leaves and trunk of most banana plants during the winter. During mild winters and in protected areas, the trunk sometimes survives. Cold weather normally kills the leaves and trunk of most banana plants during winter. During mild winters and in [...]

Garden time : Wildflowers

Garden time : Wildflowers

This Tuesday its all about Wildflowers..... The 2nd week of May we celebrate : Wildflowers . Why plant them and why they are good for the Earth.... Love is like a Wildflower.....It's often found in the most unlikely places. Ralph Waldo Emerson Once upon a time, every single flower in the world was a wildflower. [...]

Louisiana iris : FOTD

Louisiana iris : FOTD

National Iris Day Louisiana iris is a taxonomic group of five iris species native to Louisiana and surrounding regions of the southeastern United States: Iris fulva, Iris hexagona, Iris brevicaulis, Iris giganticaerulea, and Iris nelsonii. Louisiana Iris grow naturally in heavy clay soils, adding compost or peat during planting will help retain moisture and provide nutrients, this is [...]

FOTD : Honeysuckle

Honeysuckles are arching shrubs or twining vines in the family Caprifoliaceae, native to northern latitudes in North America and Eurasia. Approximately 180 species of honeysuckle have been identified in North America and Eurasia They smell heavenly. Even more than their invasive qualities, honeysuckles are best known for their sweet smell and flavor. What kid hasn’t [...]

FOTD : Japanese Magnolia

Japanese magnolias are in bloom everywhere right now, possibly signifying an early spring. It’s one of the most strikingly beautiful blooming trees this time of year. Alexandrina, Also known as saucer magnolia, it is a small, deciduous shrub (botanically speaking) but grows tall. It can be trained like a tree to grow from one main [...]