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Flow of Ideas

  • 28 February 2019
  • Author: Rick Webb
  • Number of views: 201
Flow of Ideas

As I have been through my career studying, growing and using trees, shrubs and perennials native to the Gulf South, it has been the people, as well as the plants along the way, that have taught me.

Adapt Garden Styles to Enhance Nature

  • 26 November 2018
  • Author: Rick Webb
  • Number of views: 366
Adapt Garden Styles to Enhance Nature

The other day Susan and I were in the canyard and we noted the growth of a new group of Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed. 

The conversation immediately moved to the Monarch Migration currently at work.  In reference to that butterfly I reminded her, “You know it’s a gateway bug.”  And she responded, “Yes, but to what pathway.”

Seasonal Movement of Pollinators

  • 9 August 2018
  • Author: Rick Webb
  • Number of views: 394
Seasonal Movement of Pollinators

I noticed this morning that Orion is just up in the pre-dawn.  The school buses began running today in Tangipahoa Parish and on Tuesday we passed the Cross-Quarter day between the Summer Solstice and the Fall Equinox. Fall will be here so very soon. Yay!

As the seasons pass, it makes me think of how we have been watching the movement of the pollinators through the nursery here at Louisiana Growers during the year.

In lieu of another Sudoku Puzzle - Constructed Wetlands

  • 24 June 2018
  • Author: Rick Webb
  • Number of views: 639
In lieu of another Sudoku Puzzle - Constructed Wetlands

We are all seeing the demand for constructed wetlands in commercial and residential landscape construction. Please don’t see it as a chore that you dread, a requirement by a governmental body that you know you'll have to do.  Please consider: Why else?

Functional Landscapes

  • 21 May 2018
  • Author: Rick Webb
  • Number of views: 532

Here is the PowerPoint presentation for Rick's talk at the Mississippi Trial Garden Stories Series on Monday, May 21.

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