Letters from Longue Vue

Letters from Longue Vue was launched in 2023 as a space for LV staff to voice personal perspectives and feelings about the challenges and opportunities inherent in our collective work. In keeping with the legacy of Longue Vue founders Edith and Edgar Stern, we are committed to holding space for all views that seek to include, inform, and expand understanding of each other. We hope these entries give you a sense of the wealth of insights and skills our remarkable staff embodies!

In January 2023 LSU AgCenter identified a major pathogen in the Wild Garden called Rosellinia…

Longue Vue’s Wild Garden contains the “oldest consistently maintained Louisiana iris collection in the greater…

Citrus canker is a common disease in New Orleans gardens, caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas…

When the holidays end and the new year begins, I always find myself looking back…

Hello, Plant People! I hope y’all are staying warm and the freeze didn’t do too…

Hello, Plant People! I’m back with more botanical indulgence! My Rosemary Hair Oil is a…

Hello, plant people!! It’s time for another recipe and this one is right on time…