New ‘Get it Growing’ calendar out

The LSU AgCenter’s 2014 “Get it Growing” calendar is now available.

Filled with photos representing lawn and garden settings across the state, as well as helpful tips and how-to information, the calendar provides gardening enthusiasts with opportunities to learn more about their craft and to be inspired by garden photos.

“People in Louisiana love their gardens, and it shows in the beautiful photos we receive from all across the state,” said Elma Sue McCallum of LSU AgCenter Communications, who serves as the calendar’s coordinator.

“This year’s special feature offers a wealth of information on roses,” she said. “It includes a section on how to compost properly, definitions and explanations for a variety of gardening terms and a list of new Louisiana Super Plants for spring and fall.”

McCallum said the calendar’s 32 full-color pages are chock-full of useful gardening information from LSUAgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill. It has become an annual resource for Louisiana gardeners who wish to improve their gardening skills and nurture their flowers, vegetables, plants and lawns.

The 9-by-13.25-inch calendar sells for $11.95 and is available for online orders at Phone orders can be placed by calling (225) 578-4646. Sample photos and more information are also available through the website.

The calendar, which is designed as part of the LSU AgCenter’s popular “Get it Growing” educational campaign on home lawns and gardens, also is expected to be available through a variety of bookstores, garden centers and gift shops across the state this fall.

The photographers featured in this year’s calendar come from across Louisiana and include Ann Anderson of New Orleans; Glenda Balliviero of Lafayette; Norman Balliviero of Lafayette; Karen Bryant of Lake Charles; William Crowell of Metairie; Mindy Dunn of Transylvania; Cathy Feig of Baton Rouge; JoAnn Gary of Maurice; Curtis Hilbun of Wisner; Maryelle Hooper of Stonewall; Kathy Kramer of Slaughter; Hannah Kwasik of New Orleans; Gerald Plauche of New Orleans; Conchita Richey of Gonzales; and Surmatha Wallace of Columbia.

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