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Title: Louisiana anyone?
Post by: v-marge on June 13, 2008, 01:21:56 PM
I've noticed there's not much talk in Louisiana.  Specifically New Orleans.  Anyone else trying to plant in this area?
Title: Re: Louisiana anyone?
Post by: v-marge on June 18, 2008, 12:46:29 PM
We finally put down a plot I've been eyeballing for a while.  It's outside of the Carrollton Cemetery.  My boyfriend volunteered to be the alarm clock, tiller and hole digger.  What a guy.

We had two friendly neighbors wish us well, one walking and one on a bicycle.  Thanks guys!  Unfortunately, one also mentioned that they city has begun spraying the area with herbicides post Katrina because it's cheaper than mowing.  Boooo.

Well, all we can do is nurture the area and hope it's catching.  We'll start with this little plot and see if it lives...maybe we'll eventually make it all the way around the cemetery!  If you live in NO, especially the Carrollton neighborhood I'd love to hear from you!

About the pics...I'm not much of a photographer...I'll try harder next time.  The before is actually greener than the after because of the city's spraying (I thought it was the lack of rainfall...silly me).

Here's the before http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll92/vmarjeri/sneaky/IMG_0419_2.jpg

Here's the after http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll92/vmarjeri/sneaky/IMG_0428.jpg

Close up http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll92/vmarjeri/sneaky/IMG_0429.jpg
Title: Re: Louisiana anyone?
Post by: briglj on April 08, 2009, 09:01:34 PM
I would not mind helping out I live in Bogalusa but I work in New Orleans
Title: Re: Louisiana anyone?
Post by: tortugapants on April 19, 2009, 09:58:24 PM
My roommate and I have limited gardening experience but we are more than willing to help! Any more digs planned?