Welcome!

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.

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

Pentas

Plants That Stand Up to the Heat

A number of plants can take the heat and attract hummingbirds and butterflies too. While it is not recommended to plant during this time of the year due to our tremendous heat, here are just a few plants to consider for early summer plantings that are showing off in the heat of this summer.

Pentas also known as Egyptian star flower or star flower is one of those exceptional plants. Pentas come in pink, white, lavender and red. Dwarf varieties may be grown in beds or in containers. Butterflies and humming birds like this plant. It requires good drainage but is not too fussy. Read more

Some photos from our 2014 Winter Symposium

County Agent’s Tip of the Month

Click here to read the latest tip from our County Agent.

Horticulture Blog

Check out Orleans Parish Horticulture Cooperative Extension Agent Andrew Loyd’s blog “The Crescent City’s Green Thumb” at: http://orleanshort.blogspot.com