Garden centers are a good place to shop for pots of various sizes and materials. (Photo by Dan Gill/LSU AgCenter.)

Use containers for planting in outdoor landscapes

By Dan Gill
LSU AgCenter
Growing plants in containers outdoors is popular for a variety of reasons. In-ground beds are not always available where you would like to grow plants — as in the case of paved courtyards, decks, apartment balconies and patios.
Flexibility and change are two other outstanding features because landscapes may be altered quickly by changing the arrangement or location of containers.
Plant selection

Class Act Student of the Week

This week’s Student of the Week is Emily Cormier, a senior at Eunice High School. Her parents are Vanessa and Troy Cormier.

If you had to live in another part of the world, where would you want to live and why? I would like to live in California or Pennyslvania because it’s close to the city but can be rural.

Do you have a career wish? I would like to become a pharmacist or writer.

What could you eat seven days a week? chicken nuggets.

What could you never eat? Tomatoes.

Exercise your way to a healthier you

By Lee Ann Fields, LSU AG Center, Health topics
If you could increase your quality of life, would you? Would you like to add extra years to your life?
Dedicating just 30 minutes a day to exercise can do this for you and more! The National Institute on Aging states, “If exercise could be packed into a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.” Many of us wish exercise could be packaged in a pill form.

Lisa Trahan at Liberty Saturday

The “Rendez-vous des Cajuns” Cajun Music Radio & TV show Saturday at the Liberty Center at 6 p.m. will have a performance by Lisa Trahan & L’esprit Cadien.
Show starts at 6 p.m. The Liberty opens at 4 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults, and children ages 7 to 12 are $3. Children, 6, and under, admission is free.
Starting at 10 a.m. at the Jean Lafitte, children can participate in arts and crafts, all free of charge.
Every Saturday: Savoy Music Center Jam Session from 9 a.m. to noon, information: 457-9563.

Pollination Celebration event set for Sept. 15

By Johnny Morgan,
HAMMOND — The LSU AgCenter and the Tangipahoa Parish Master Gardener Association will present a daylong Pollination Celebration for all ages at the AgCenter Hammond Research Station on Sept. 15.
The event, which will feature kids’ activities, speakers and make-and-take projects, will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m., said Whitney Wallace, LSU AgCenter agent in Tangipahoa Parish.
The day will include activities for adults and children throughout the research station gardens.


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