Welcome to the independent website of the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans! This site is intended to provide our members and the general public with up-to-date information on our organization including educational and gardening activities, volunteer opportunities in and around town, and the latest news of MGGNO.   General information about the Louisiana Master Gardener program, horticultural publications and more can be found at lsuagcenter.com and in this brief article by Miles Brashier, Louisiana Master Gardener Coordinator4.

Our Mission

To increase the public’s love for and knowledge of gardening and responsible stewardship of the environment.

Serving Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes, the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans strives to aid  the LSU AgCenter to meet the educational needs of home gardeners in our community while providing enjoyable, worthwhile service experience for our members.

Gardening Tips

Containable Gardening

A container filled with a special plant or arrangement can be just the thing to bring some interest to a ho hum garden or ordinary planting or porch. Why is gardening in a container so popular? For one, it doesn’t have to take up a lot of time or space. It is easy to do. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money and it can be easily moved or changed.

You can grow just about any plant in a container provided the container is big enough or the plant can fit. Containers can be anything unusual or one made specifically for plants. Plastic, concrete, ceramic, plaster or terra cotta are all good but some last longer, some dry out quicker such as terra cotta which can also crack in freezing temperatures, plastic is cheapest but is light weight and has a shorter life, ceramic can be most attractive but can be expensive. You can even use a container without a plant in it as many containers are pretty enough to showcase on their own. Read more

For More Gardening Tips

Keep up with Greater New Orleans gardening tips, techniques, and events with the GNO Gardening Newsletter and GNO Gardening on Facebook
(You may find past issues here)

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