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

(Photo by Susan Capley)

Gulf Muhly Grass/Pink Muhly Grass

I confess to being a sometimes, fickle gardener. If a plant catches my eye, I have to have it. I can’t help notice the pink muhly grass around town and the city right now. Muhlenbergia capillaris is the scientific name for pink muhly grass. Fall is a great time to appreciate this ornamental grass and others, as their flower plumes, known as inflorescences are in their full glory. One of the best and showier grasses, Gulf Muhly grass or pink muhly grass is a native ornamental grass to the gulf coast that shows off with stunning pink/purplish color in the fall and winter. 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

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