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

Plectranthus ‘Mona Lavender’

Drip Watering Systems and Pollinator Plants that Attract Hummingbirds

Master Gardener Seth Nehrbass recently spoke to our Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans about how to set up Drip Irrigation in our gardens. He also gave use some of his best tips on pollinator plants that attract hummingbirds. I attempted to sum up some of his best suggestions.

You don’t have to be an expert to set up your own drip watering system. With ¼ or ½ inch tubing, use T-connectors to break into the tubing and add other lines to reach your plants. ¼ or ½ tubing connects directly to the hose. Use ½ tubing for a larger supply of water to reach more plants. Drippers are used to get more or less water to plants by simply turning the dripper. Drip watering systems are great for in ground plantings, pots and hanging baskets. Seth will layer plants using drippers on higher plants which drain to lower plants. He suggests we keep in mind, some plants may not do well with drip irrigation and will need to be monitored. Read more

Class of 2019 designed and staffed the MGGNO Education Booth at the 2019 NOBG Fall Garden Festival. Pictured above in the “Pollinators in the Garden” booth are co-chairs Sara Nehrbass and Nicole Tygier.

MGGNO Education Booth at the 2019 NOBG Spring Garden Show received the Best in Show Award at the event.  Colleen Wood is pictured above in the award-winning “Patio Kitchen Garden” booth.