How-to Grow Sunflower Seeds by Linda Bailey

Sunflower Single Flower Petals Photograph Close Up

Advice on Growing Sunflower Seeds, in a few Quick Steps, by Mrs. Linda Bailey! I love the look of sunflowers growing in my garden, but I love the taste of their seeds even more!   However I have had problems in the past with harvesting my sunflower seeds. I live in a very hot and humid climate, so mold is a definite problem. Birds and other animals … [Read more...]

What and When Plants Can Be Grown in Louisiana

Beautiful Field of Colorful Flowers

Louisiana is in the southeastern United States and is bordered on the south by the Gulf of Mexico.   Louisiana has uplands in the northern part of the state that support prairie and woodland plants.   The coastal areas in the southern part of the state are home to many species of wetland plants. Louisiana lies within USDA hardiness zones 8 and 9, meaning that … [Read more...]

Trees & Plants That Love Water

Young Girl in Greenhouse Watering with Mom and Dad

Not all trees and plants need the same amount of water.   Some like well drained soils, while others just love as much water as they can get.   If your area of the country gets a lot of rainfall each year, then you need to have trees and plants that love water in your yard.   Trees that Love Water 1. Willow trees thrive in wet areas. The weeping … [Read more...]

Common Wetland Plants of Alabama

Autumn Tree Shade Falling Leaves

If you spend some time in the state of Alabama, you may be asking yourself, “What are all of those plants that I see around the state?”   If your curiosity gets the better of you and you want to know for sure, you may be surprised at how many wetland plants abound across the state.   Alabama is rich in coastal wetland—there are presently upwards of 118,000 acres … [Read more...]