Welcome to the website of the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners! This site is intended to provide up-to-date information on our organization including educational and gardening activities, volunteer opportunities in and around town, and the latest news of NWLAMG.
The mission of the Louisiana Master Gardener volunteer program is to support the LSU AgCenter’s Cooperative Extension Service by using research-based information to help educate the public on best management practices in consumer horticulture and environmental stewardship.
We hope you will find our site provides you with resources, inspiration, and encouragement for your gardening projects.
Call the Master Gardener Hotline at 318-698-0010.
How do I become a Master Gardener?
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Have you thought about becoming a Louisiana Master Gardener?
Now is the time to make your plans and apply for the next class of the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners held here in the Shreveport area. Deadline to return your application is November 20th.
Click on this link for the application.
NWLA Master Gardeners!
It is time to fill out your renewal form and send in your dues for the new year. You must send this in before the end of December to be included in the directory. Click here to go to the fillable form.
The Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners
are hosting a Gardening for Good Health seminar with P. Allen Smith, American television host, garden designer, conservationist, and lifestyle expert! The event will be held January 16 from 7:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. at the West Monroe Convention Center.
Virtual event tickets can be purchased here: https://bit.ly/GardenForGoodHealthTickets
In-person seating is limited to 250 seats. Please DM us for an in-person registration form.
LSU AgCenter Covid 19 Recommendations
Mark A. Wilson
Assistant Extension Agent – Horticulture Specialist
Northwest Region recently sent this email to NWLA Master Gardeners
At the close of business today(Monday, March 16) LSU AgCenter will be closing all Offices AgCenter offices to visitors effective March 17, 2020, until further notice.
I am closing the horticulture office as part of this mandate. That being said I would strongly recommend you all as Master Gardeners do the same for your office. I will be changing the message on the answering machine to reflect the closing of the office.
Meetings Canceled most likely until January as the Randle T. Moore Center is closed through December 2020.
As we process through the Covid 19 Pandemic, check back to see when events are returned to the calendar.
Do You Know Where Master Gardeners Volunteer?
Randle T. Moore Center is the home of the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners
2020 Superplants Announced by LSU AgCenter
A few of the Superplants
A catalog of the Louisiana Super Plants since 2010.
Each spring and fall the LSU AgCenter announces a new list of plants deemed worthy to be Louisiana Super Plants. These are reliable and beautiful plants selected for superior performance under Louisiana growing conditions. Click this link to see the list from the LSU AgCenter.
Plant of the Month
Plant of the Month for November-December
Proud Berry (Proven Winners) Coral Berry
Proud Berry® Coral BerrySymphoricarpos sp.
EXPOSUREPART SUN TO SUN
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Summer and Fall
36 - 48"
36 - 48"
I recently saw this shrub in a garden and it was so beautiful with the pretty shade of pink berries. It is on my list for spring planting. Now is the time to start planning!
Wondering What is Wrong With Your Plant?
As Covid-19 persists, organizations and businesses are promoting activities and ideas about keeping gardening going.
Master Gardeners are to earn all of their hours as education hours if you can not complete your 20 volunteer hours. A total of 26 hours are required.
Mark Wilson, our LSUag Center agent has compiled a great list. Click here to see the list that is on the Educational Opportunities page.
You can check out the LSU AgCenter for past articles and videos if you want new ideas or how to correct garden problems.
Go to facebook and check out the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners site for information and you can also go to most universities' websites that have agriculture programs for more information.
Recently, I have been watching videos by the Tarrant Region Water District and Texas A&M Agrilife Extension where I watched a video of the facebook live of Gardening in the Gulf Coast. You can find these by checking on facebook for the great gardening programs.
Also, very short but informative are 10 minute Daily Dose of Hort by Dr. Gary Bachman, horticulturist/professor from MSU Extension Center (Mississippi) on facebook.
Become a friend of Allen Owings, Senior Horticulturist at Bracy's Nursery and horticulturist at Clegg's Nursery (Emeritus Professor at LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Stations and LSU Department of Horticulture) who keeps us all up to date on the gardening world!
One of my favorite past times is to watch Laura's videos on facebook or youtube, Garden Answer. She usually posts a new video each day.
I am sure that each of you have found many more sites to check into so have fun planning, planting and pruning!
Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners can record volunteer hours and education hours online at the LSU AgCenter website here. Click here.
Check the NWLA Master Gardeners' Calendar for interesting gardening activities taking place around North Louisiana!