Plant a Monochromatic Garden

one color garden ideas

At first thought, planting a monochromatic garden sounds boring. But really, it can be one of the most bold and striking garden designs that you can make. A large dose of one color really catches the eye, and if you use light colored plants such as white or yellow plants, can really stand out at

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Planting for Pollinators!

pollinator gardening new orleans

At TPG, we are spoiled rotten with pollinators. Our garden center is basically an “all-you-can-eat-buffet” for them and we are graced with their presence almost every day. Today we are going to guide you on how to garden for pollinators in the New Orleans area. This post was inspired by our recent Earth Day presentation

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Native Plants

native plant

Native plants are plants that have existed for many years and that occur naturally in our local landscape. Native plants can be trees, flowers, grasses, shrubs, and small bedding plants. Today we are going to talk about the types of native plants in New Orleans and the advantages of using Louisiana native plants. The positive

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Use Edible Flowers This Spring!

Using flowers is an amazing, natural way to decorate and use up the last of those winter annuals! Here we give you some of our favorite ideas on how to use edible flowers. Read below to see a list of some great edible flowers.

edible flowers in cocktails

Here is a list of some great edible flowers to use in salads, to decorate cakes, garnish cocktails, or use on your table:

• Borage
• Calendula
• Lavender
• Nasturtiums
• Pansies
• Roses
• Violas


For cooking and baking, we like to use calendula and lavender as they have flavors to add to your cooking. For salads, we love nasturtiums, pansies and borage as they have a grassier, mintier flavor that lends well to salads.

Nasturtium Edible Flower

Use them for decorating! We hope you find some wonderful ways to use those flowers growing in your backyard and around your markets.

Mardi Gras Decorations Edible Flowers

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