Resources by Susan C. French

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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