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

Vitex can be rooted with hormone

Taking Stem Cuttings from Your Garden

Plant propagation has existed since forever! You can make more plants for your garden by plant propagation. Growing plants from seeds is easy in most cases but a quicker way to get more plants from your favorite plants is by propagation from cutting, division and tip layering. We will focus on taking stem cuttings from our plants.

Stem cuttings involves taking a piece of a mother plant, usually about 3-6 inches long from the tip to produce roots from that cutting. Plant pieces are taken from a healthy plant. You want to have several nodes, or places on the stem where roots may emerge. Use soft tip that has already flowered if the cutting is from a flowering plant. Cut off any flowers before rooting. 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.