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

Tulips and Daffodil Container Planting

If you’ve already refrigerated your tulips and hyacinths, it’s time to plant them. If you have not refrigerated these bulbs, it’s too late. Late December to early January is the ideal time after they’ve been refrigerated for about 6 to 8 weeks (in a paper or mesh bag) in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. Tulips and hyacinths are the only bulbs we need to refrigerate here in Louisiana. I automatically chilled my daffodils also and it was okay.

You can plant tulips and daffodils in ground or in pots. I did not plant hyacinths but chose to plant tulips and daffodils several years back. I used large containers for an additional pop of color with petunias and pansies planted on top. Read more


Louisiana Super Plants

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a retired nurse with 25 years of experience in hospitals and 20 years in medical sales. I enjoy my time in the garden, with family, and with friends.

What inspired you to become a Master Gardener?

I was choosing an organization of professionals, which provided certification of garden knowledge, volunteer projects and continuing education which enhance my personal garden.

What do you love to learn about the most in gardening?

I love how native plants contribute to our ecosystem and support our insects and birds with beauty and purpose in our landscapes.

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The LMG Class of 2019 designed and staffed the “Pollinators in the Garden” education exhibit in the 2019 NOBG Fall Garden Festival. Pictured are committee co-chairs Sara Nehrbass and Nicole Tygier.
The “Patio Kitchen Garden” for the MGGNO education exhibit in the 2019 NOBG Spring Garden Show received the Best of Show award. Colleen Wood, Education Exhibit Chair, is pictured with the exhibit.

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