Recommended Resources for NOLA Gardeners


Looking for information and inspiration for your New Orleans garden?

Our list of online resources recommended by LSU AgCenter experts and master gardeners is guaranteed to guide you to some of the best publications, web sites and social media available for Louisiana gardeners.

Google Search Tips

#1 Refine your online searches. Include “lsu agcenter” at the beginning of your search string to ensure you find horticulture information relevant to our area (New Orleans in Zone 9b).

Examples: lsu agcenter super plants, lsu agcenter trees, lsu agcenter vegetable planting guide, lsu agcenter lettuce, etc.

#2 To find all content on a single site relative to a specific topic, use the “site:” search command.

topic site:website


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Facebook Pages to Follow:

Allen Owings
Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans
GNO Gardening
LSU AgCenter
LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station
LSU AgCenter Louisiana Super Plants
Louisiana Plants
New Orleans Home and Garden
New Orleans Plant Swap, Buy or Sell
Plant Identification

Sites for Inspiration:

Louisiana Super Plants

Pinterest (look for LSU, Dan Gill and LA Super plants)

Southern Living Plant Collection

Proven Winners

Craftsy (online classes in garden design including a mobile app)

AgCenter Publications

Butterfly Gardening


A Guide to Louisiana-Friendly Lanscaping

Lettuce Gardening Tips

Louisiana Home Citrus

Native Tree Planting Guide for Louisiana




Trees for Louisiana Landscapes

Vegetable Planting Guide

Plant Societies

Cajun Prairie Habitat Society

Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society

Louisiana Native Plant Society

Native Plant Initiative of Greater New Orleans

New Orleans Bromeliad Society

New Orleans Herb Society

Greater New Orleans Iris Society

New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society

New Orleans Rose Society

Southeast Louisiana Day Lily Society

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