Resources by Susan C. French
|Urban Water-Quality Management - Winterizing the Water Garden||
Water gardens require maintenance throughout the year. Preparation for the winter months is especially important for the survival of both the aquatic plants and the wildlife in and around the pond. Some plants will not tolerate winter weather and must be removed from the pond while cold-hardy plants need only to be completely immersed in the pond.
|Mar 19, 2015||426-042 (HORT-125P)|
|Urban Water-Quality Management: Rain Garden Plants||
A rain garden is a landscaped area specially designed to collect rainfall and storm-water runoff. The plants and soil in the rain garden clean pollutants from the water as it seeps into the ground and evaporates back into the atmosphere. For a rain garden to work, plants must be selected, installed, and maintained properly.
|Mar 18, 2015||426-043 (HORT-130P)|
|Urban Water-Quality Management: Purchasing Aquatic Plants||Apr 8, 2015||426-044 (HORT-122P)|
|Urban Water-Quality Management: Wildlife in the Home Pond Garden||
Small home pond gardens support aquatic plants and also attract a variety of wildlife. Turtles, frogs, birds, snakes, lizards, and raccoons as well as many other animals may use these ponds. Most wildlife needs water to survive and will seek out ponds for drinking, bathing, habitat, and in some cases, reproduction.
|Mar 19, 2015||426-045 (HORT-126P)|
|Trees and Shrubs that Tolerate Saline Soils and Salt Spray Drift||
Concentrated sodium (Na), a component of salt, can damage plant tissue whether it contacts above or below ground parts. High salinity can reduce plant growth and may even cause plant death. Care should be taken to avoid excessive salt accumulation from any source on tree and shrub roots, leaves or stems. Sites with saline (salty) soils, and those that are exposed to coastal salt spray or paving de-icing materials, present challenges to landscapers and homeowners.
|Apr 8, 2015||430-031 (HORT-111P)|
|Tree and Shrub Planting Guidelines||
Select trees and shrubs well-adapted to conditions of individual planting sites. Poorly-sited plants are doomed from the start, no matter how carefully they’re planted.
|Mar 3, 2015||430-295 (HORT-106P)|
|A Guide to Successful Pruning: Pruning Basics and Tools||May 1, 2009||430-455|
|A Guide to Successful Pruning, Pruning Deciduous Trees||May 1, 2009||430-456|
|A Guide to Successful Pruning, Pruning Evergreen Trees||May 1, 2009||430-457|
|A Guide to Successful Pruning: Stop Topping Trees!||May 1, 2009||430-458|
|A Guide to Successful Pruning, Pruning Shrubs||May 1, 2009||430-459|
|A Guide to Successful Pruning, Decidous Tree Pruning Calendar||May 1, 2009||430-460|
|A Guide to Successful Pruning, Evergreen Tree Pruning Calendar||May 1, 2009||430-461|
|A Guide to Successful Pruning, Shrub Pruning Calendar||May 1, 2009||430-462|
|Virginia Cut Holly Production: Planning and Site Selection||May 1, 2009||430-465|
|Virginia Cut Holly Production: Alternative Ground Cover||May 1, 2009||430-466|
|Virginia Cut Holly Production: Orchard Layout and Planting||May 1, 2009||430-467|
|Virginia Cut Holly Production: Holly Pollination and Honey Bees||May 1, 2009||430-468|
|Virginia Cut Holly Production: Pest Management||May 1, 2009||430-469|
|Virginia Cut Holly Production: Pruning, Harvesting and Marketing||May 1, 2009||430-470|
|Virginia Cut Holly Production: Vegetation Control||May 1, 2009||430-471|