Resources by Bonnie L. Appleton
|Patriotic Gardens: How to Plant a Red, White and Blue Garden||Jul 9, 2020||426-210 (HORT-185)|
|America's Anniversary Garden: A Statewide Corridor and Entrance Enhancement Program||Jul 9, 2020||426-211 (HORT-186P)|
|Selecting Landscape Plants: Rare and Unusual Trees||
There are many tree species that can be successfully grown in Virginia, but are rarely seen in our landscapes. Although not ordinarily recommended or readily available, these trees may be useful to carry out a specific landscape theme, to substitute for an exotic type which is not locally adapted, or may be prized for unusual form, flowers, fruits, bark, or foliage.
|May 19, 2021||426-604 (SPES-320P)|
|Selecting Landscape Plants: Flowering Trees||May 19, 2021||426-611 (SPES-321P)|
|Fertilizing Landscape Trees and Shrubs||
Maintenance programs should be developed for trees and shrubs in both residential and commercial landscapes. A good maintenance program includes monitoring and controlling insect and disease problems, suppressing weed competition, and making timely applications of water, mulch, and fertilizer. Tree and shrub fertilization is especially important in urban and suburban areas of Virginia where soils have been altered due to construction. These urban soils tend to be heavily compacted, poorly aerated, poorly drained, and low in organic matter. Even where soils have not been affected, fertilization may be needed as part of a maintenance program to increase plant vigor or to improve root or top growth.
|Jul 12, 2021||430-018 (HORT-120P)|
|Trees for Problem Landscape Sites -- Air Pollution||Aug 10, 2020||430-022 (HORT-123P)|
|Getting Started in the Nursery Business: Nursery Production Options||
The nursery industry in Virginia has enjoyed an extended period of growth and expansion. Consequently, there is considerable interest in and some potential for new business opportunities in the industry. Another consequence of this period of economic growth is an increase in competition within the industry to supply the growing demand for landscape plants. Those interested in getting into the nursery business are strongly encouraged to invest their time and energy into learning as much as they can about the modern nursery industry, and the many options now available in nursery production, before they invest any money in facilities and operations.
|Apr 27, 2015||430-050 (HORT-89P)|
|24 Ways to Kill a Tree||
Few residential trees die of “old age.” Mechanical damage and improper tree care kill more trees than any insects or diseases. Avoid making the tree-damaging mistakes shown in the diagram below. Few of these items alone would kill a tree, but multiple problems will certainly stress, and could eventually kill, a tree.
|Mar 9, 2021||430-210 (SPES-307P)|
|Pruning Crapemyrtles||Apr 19, 2022||430-451 (SPES-387P)|
|A Guide to Successful Pruning: Pruning Deciduous Trees||May 18, 2022||430-456 (SPES-403P)|
|A Guide to Successful Pruning, Pruning Evergreen Trees||May 17, 2022||430-457 (SPES-402P)|
|Soil Test Note: 20 Home Shrubs and Trees||Jun 29, 2021||452-720 (SPES-336P)|