Winter Gardening in New Orleans

Living in a sub-tropical climate is a definite plus if you love to spend a lot of time in your garden or yard.  Despite the fact that it is November, there are still blooming flowers throughout my West Bank garden. However, the periwinkles are starting to get leggy, the coneflowers […] Read more »

A Sunday Surprise on the West Bank: Taking The Road Less Traveled to Nine Mile Point Nursery

Nine Mile Point Nursery Sometimes a split second decision can turn into a pleasant surprise, and that’s what happened today.  I’ve been working in my garden for the last few days and was down to the finishing touches.  There were some spots left that were just crying for something special […] Read more »

Has Spring Sprung in New Orleans?

Spring in New Orleans With average high temperatures hitting the upper 60’s, the itch to dig in the dirt has hit folks all over the New Orleans West Bank. I’ve seen tons of homeowners out working in their yards…clearing out dead plants, cutting back overgrown shrubs, and putting in fresh […] Read more »

Ouch! That Stings…

Buck Moth Caterpillars It’s that time of year again in New Orleans…buck moth caterpillar season.  I remember my first experience with these nasty little critters.  We had moved into a house in Algiers that had a huge oak tree in the front yard.  I loved that tree.  It gave me […] Read more »