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

Flowering Gingers

Gingers are native to the tropics, some subtropics and are members of a large family (Zingiberaceae) of varied flowers and forms. Most Gingers usually have large leaves with varied flowers that are scented. They are close relatives to bananas, cannas and marantas. They offer an exotic tropical look to the garden or plantings in warm areas.

In our area plant Gingers in part sun/part shade. They do best with a few hours of sunlight a day or when planted under trees or along streams but are not salt tolerant. They do not do well in the intense heat of the day. Gingers are produced from rhizomes and form clumps They need to be divided periodically to thrive. 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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