Hardaway photo in Get It Growing Calendar

Sherie Hardaway of Berwick has her photo featured in the LSU AgCenter’s 2012 Get It Growing Lawn and Garden Calendar. Her photo of luffa gourds growing along a fence is the feature photo for August.

The Get It Growing calendar is packed with photos, gardening hints and monthly tips from LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill that are specifically written for Louisiana’s growing conditions and climate.

It is part of an overall educational effort from the LSU AgCenter that’s designed to help Louisiana residents learn more about caring for their lawns, landscapes and gardens.

“Each year, the Get It Growing calendar highlights Louisiana flowers, vegetables, plants and gardens with easy-to-understand gardening tips, useful information and beautiful photos from Louisiana photographers,” said Elma Sue McCallum of LSU AgCenter Communications, who coordinates production of the calendar.

In addition to monthly tips and photos, the full-color, 32-page calendar features a special section on soil testing, information about Louisiana Super Plants and an illustrated how-to guide about taking a soil sample. A list of other helpful LSU AgCenter lawn and garden publications also is included to assist novice or expert gardeners learn even more about gardening.

Photographs for the calendar are chosen each year through a call for entries and competition that begins in the fall for the edition to be published the following year.

The other 2012 calendar winners, whose photos are included in this year’s edition, include Robert Anderson from New Orleans; Glenda Balliviero, Lafayette; Norman Balliviero, Lafayette; Krista Cole, Alexandria; Marcie Cutrer, Denham Springs; Russell Fresh, Harahan; Harry Gabriel, Ponchatoula; Amy Graham, Jefferson; Kerry Griechen, Lafayette; Curtis Hilbun, Wisner; Catherine Lorio, Oscar; Reachel Mayeur, Harahan; Meg McNutt, Chalmette; Marsha Melancon, Houma; Gayle Miller, Hammond; Sara Orton, New Orleans; Rose Anne St. Romain, Mansura; and Maureen Theriot, Harvey.

The 9-by-13.25 calendar, which is designed as part of the LSU AgCenter’s popular Get It Growing educational campaign on home lawns and gardens, sells for $11.95 and is available for online orders at https://store.lsuagcenter.com/p-92-2012-get-it-growing-calendar.aspx. There you will find a $2 off coupon good until Oct. 7. Phone orders can be placed by calling 225-578-4161.

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