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Want your Christmas cactus to bloom? It needs longer nights and cooler temperatures Home/Garden

Garden columnist Dan Gill answers readers’ questions each week. To send a question, email Gill at gnogardening@agcenter.lsu.edu. I am concerned about getting my Christmas cactus to bloom. I’ve heard all kinds of recommendations and treatments to make them bloom. — Janice Landry Christmas cactuses are triggered to bloom by nights over 12 hours long and/or …

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Want your Christmas cactus to bloom? It needs longer nights and cooler temperatures Home/Garden

Garden columnist Dan Gill answers readers’ questions each week. To send a question, email Gill at gnogardening@agcenter.lsu.edu. I am concerned about getting my Christmas cactus to bloom. I’ve heard all kinds of recommendations and treatments to make them bloom. — Janice Landry Christmas cactuses are triggered to bloom by nights over 12 hours long and/or …

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Wait a few years to prune new crape myrtles, know your weeds and more advice from Dan Gill | Home/Garden

Garden columnist Dan Gill answers readers’ questions each week. To send a question, email Gill at gnogardening@agcenter.lsu.edu. I planted several 3-foot-tall Natchez multitrunk crape myrtles last spring. I’m not sure how to prune and when to prune them for best effect. Can you help me? —Oliver Prejean Don’t do any pruning for the first couple …

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Want your Christmas cactus to bloom? It needs longer nights and cooler temperatures Home/Garden

Garden columnist Dan Gill answers readers’ questions each week. To send a question, email Gill at gnogardening@agcenter.lsu.edu. I am concerned about getting my Christmas cactus to bloom. I’ve heard all kinds of recommendations and treatments to make them bloom. Janice Landry Christmas cactuses are triggered to bloom by nights over 12 hours long and/or chilly …

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Want your Christmas cactus to bloom? It needs longer nights and cooler temperatures Entertainment/Life

Garden columnist Dan Gill answers readers’ questions each week. To send a question, email Gill at gnogardening@agcenter.lsu.edu. I am concerned about getting my Christmas cactus to bloom. I’ve heard all kinds of recommendations and treatments to make them bloom. Janice Landry Christmas cactuses are triggered to bloom by nights over 12 hours long and/or chilly …

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Wait a few years to prune new crape myrtles, know your weeds and more advice from Dan Gill | Home/Garden

Garden columnist Dan Gill answers readers’ questions each week. To send a question, email Gill at gnogardening@agcenter.lsu.edu. I planted several 3-foot-tall Natchez multitrunk crape myrtles last spring. I’m not sure how to prune and when to prune them for best effect. Can you help me? —Oliver Prejean Don’t do any pruning for the first couple …

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Harvest bananas when fruit are still green, control summer weeds and other garden advice from Dan Gill | Home/Garden

I’m so excited. My banana tree made bananas this year! Do I need to do anything at this point other than just let them turn yellow? When should they ripen? —Douglas Bergeron The flowers of bananas usually begin to appear in April, May or June and are produced on a long, pendulous stalk with dusky …

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Plant daffodils in October; ignore mushrooms in lawns; and treat termites in trees: Dan Gill’s advice | Home/Garden

Garden columnist Dan Gill answers readers’ questions each week. To send a question, email Gill at gnogardening@agcenter.lsu.edu. I purchased a sack of 50 daffodil bulbs. How should they be stored until planting time? When do I plant them? — Linda Store them indoors at room temperature until you plant them in October or November. Spring-flowering …

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