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LSU apparel design students try fashion’s business side

Victoria Cleveland talks about a line of Bohemian children’s wear she and several of her LSU College of Agriculture’s Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising classmates designed as part of a project in their textiles and apparel product development class. The class is designed to teach students the steps for starting their own apparel design business.
--Tobie Blanchard Photos

BATON ROUGE — Rebecca Stephens has always loved dressing in costumes. The LSU College of Agriculture junior felt stifled as a child by regular children’s clothes.

Don’t neglect winter landscape, garden projects

Applying mulch around the base of a plant can help preserve soil moisture and potect roots from cold weather during winter.
--Rick Bogren Photo

HAMMOND — Most of us relax during late fall and winter. Our minds turn more toward the holiday seasons and less toward our landscaping and gardening efforts.

Japanese maples make good small specimen trees

More than 100 Japanese maple varieties being evaluated in LSU AgCenter trials with more to come.
--Allen Owings photo

HAMMOND — Japanese maples have the potential to be one of the most outstanding small trees for specimen plantings and focal-point use in residential landscapes in the Southeast.

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