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 René Schmit, Louisiana Master Gardener Coordinator4.
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.
Tropical Color for the Garden
One of the best plants for tropical flowers from midspring through fall is the tropical hibiscus.
Tropical hibiscuses, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is also Chinese Hibiscus. It is a Tropical evergreen shrub which can grow 6-8 feet depending on the variety. The plants can be single or double flowered with large funnel-shaped flowers. The brilliant colors come in many shades of white, yellow, orange, red and pink. Read more
SPRING GARDEN SHOW 2015
MGGNO Project at Arc”s Chalmette Community Center
Thank you – Polly & Cindy and ARC volunteers in St. Bernard Parish!
Pictured below from left to right: Alex Taisant – Arc staff, MG2014 & Project Coordinator; Patricia Patcheco & Linda Woodward – MG2014 & MGGNO members; Polly Campbell – MG2012 & MGGNO member
Today we cleaned & weeded all around the beds and began labeling the plants between rain showers. Arc has really made this area festive with stenciled prints on the fence & a cute garden sign!
Winter Symposium January 17, 2015
“Shaping the Southern Landscape …
MLK Day 2015
From Recirculating Farms Coalition: The Growing Local NOLA community garden in New Orleans had a great MLK Day of Service on January 19, 2015! 45 undergrads and professors joined us from an array of local colleges: Xavier, Dillard, Tulane, and Loyola for a cool, sunny day of fun and productivity. We built compost bins, sorted and planted seeds, painted and more! Big thanks to everyone who participated – special kudos to our LA Master Gardener Debra Surtain for organizing the event, Rev. Sally Wright from Presbyterian Church USA and our NOLA team who worked hard on their day off!
Our own LMG Roma Gibson-King is featured in Dave McNamara’s feature on the Monarchs with her kids at St Agnes. Great job Roma!!!
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