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

Eupatorium coelestinum

Wild Ageratum, Mist flower, Floss flower
Eupatorium coelestinum. (Conoclinium coelestinum)

Wild ageratum produces clusters of blue flowers in Autumn. This pioneer perennial is best for naturalistic settings, roadside plantings. A member of the Compositae (Asteraceae) family. Butterflies love this plant!

Wild ageratum blooms sparsely in the summer but fall is the best season. The plant has heads of tiny, velvety light blue flower clusters. Leaves are course, simple pubescent, triangular ovate leaves. They look like the cultivated ageratum we see in Spring but are taller and the plant is looser. 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

Many Happy Volunteers, Many Great Plant Sales!

Up-Coming Plant Sales

Date Location
Sat.-Sun., Oct. 6-7, 2018 Fall Garden Show, NO Botanical Gardens

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