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ID-248
Gardening in Small Spaces
1/24/2018 (new)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham, Brad Lee, Ashley O
 Departments: Ag Programs, Horticulture, Plant and So
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: garden and landscape, vegetables

Although most would agree that gardening is a worthwhile endeavor, traditional gardening with long neat rows spaced 3 or 4 feet apart to allow cultivation by a tractor or tiller may not be feasible for everyone. Individuals that live in urban areas, especially those living in townhomes, condominiums, and apartments may not have the outdoor space needed for this conventional style of gardening. In addition, those with limited mobility may not be able to establish and maintain this type of garden. For many, raised bed gardening and container gardening may be a more practical and manageable choice for those gardening in small spaces and those with limited mobility.

web only | 8 pages | 6,239 words | 103 downloads | PDF: 1,141 kb



HO-118
A Beginners Guide to Vegetable Gardening in Kentucky: Plans and Preparations
10/2/2017 (new)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham, Ken Hunter, Betha
 Departments: County Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences,
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags: garden and landscape, vegetables

Begin by thinking about vegetables you and your family like to eat. Then think about what you want to grow. Some vegetables will grow better in Kentucky than others because of the average daily temperatures and amount of rainfall. It is also important to learn about the needs of each vegetable variety you are thinking about planting in your garden. Does it grow better in sun or shade? How much water does it need? What type of soil does it grow best in? Is it a cool season crop or a warm season crop?

web only | 7 pages | 2,832 words | 104 downloads | PDF: 1,300 kb



ID-244
Landscape Site Assessment
9/6/2017 (new)

 UK Authors: Ellen Crocker, Rick Durham,
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources, Horticulture
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

The most common reason trees and shrubs fail to perform as anticipated is that their cultural requirements differ from the site characteristics. People often plant things they know and love from a distant state, purchase because they are on sale, or find attractive but don't understand the environmental requirements. In some cases, a site can be easily modified to make it more suitable for a desired species. Most of the time, it is difficult or impossible to change the site characteristics enough for the plant to thrive. Appropriate watering is essential for establishment of recently transplanted trees and shrubs. This becomes even more important (and challenging) for plants poorly matched to their sites. Selecting plant species that will thrive under particular site conditions is an easier and less expensive option. The first step in doing this is to understand the site where you plan to plant.

web only | 4 pages | 1,739 words | 51 downloads | PDF: 125 kb



HO-114
Planting Container-Grown Trees and Shrubs in Your Landscape
9/14/2016 (new)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham, Bill Fountain,
 Departments: Horticulture
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags:

Many landscape plants are installed as container-grown (containerized) specimens. These, along with balled and burlapped (B&B) and bareroot, are the three major ways we transplant trees and shrubs from nurseries to our landscapes. The keys to quick establishment and decades of satisfaction are following proven techniques in installation and providing proper care after transplanting.

web only | 4 pages | 1,791 words | 50 downloads | PDF: 1,553 kb



HO-113
Planting Bareroot Trees and Shrubs in Your Landscape
9/14/2016 (new)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham, Bill Fountain
 Departments: Horticulture
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags:

Many landscape plants can be installed as bareroot specimens. This method, along with balled and burlapped (B&B) and container grown plants, one of the three major ways we transplant trees and shrubs from nurseries to our landscapes. The keys to quick establishment and decades of satisfaction are following proven techniques in installation and providing proper care after transplanting.

web only | 4 pages | 1,846 words | 42 downloads | PDF: 1,441 kb



ID-237
Soil Percolation: A Key to Survival of Landscape Plants
9/14/2016 (new)

 UK Authors: Ellen Crocker, Rick Durham,
 Departments: Forestry and Natural Resources, Horticulture
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: soil and land

Eighty to 90 percent of disease and insect problems on landscape plants can be traced back to soil problems. Plants must be adapted to the site if they are to meet our expectations of growing, remain healthy, and attractive.

web only | 4 pages | 1,929 words | 45 downloads | PDF: 3,289 kb



PR-641
2011 Nursery and Landscape Research Report
8/30/2016 (new)

 UK Authors: Sharon Bale, Win Dunwell, Rick
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

The UK Nursery and Landscape Program coordinates the efforts of faculty, staff, and students in several departments within the College of Agriculture tor the benefit of the Kentucky nursery and landscape industry.

web only | 32 pages | 14,698 words | 32 downloads | PDF: 7,642 kb



HENV-205
Residential Rain Garden: Design, Construction, Maintenance
5/1/2014 (new)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham, Brad Lee, Brad Lee,
 Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Forestry and Natural Resources,
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
 Tags:

This publication covers the design, construction, and maintenance of residential ran gardens. Rain gardens are one of several stormwater management practices that homeowners can use to reduce their property's negative impact on water quality and flooding.

web only | 15 pages | 6,021 words | 158 downloads | PDF: 6,000 kb



ID-21
Disease and Insect Control Program for Home Grown Fruit in Kentucky
4/29/2014 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Rick Durham, John St
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts

Many homeowners in Kentucky grow a variety of fruits in their garden and are rewarded for their effort. One distinct advantage homeowners have over commercial orchardists is the diverse ecosystem of the home landscape (vegetable gardens, flower and fruit plantings intermixed with turf and landscape plants). Diversity often reduces the spread of insect and disease organisms and tends to keep their populations at lower, more manageable levels.

1,000 printed copies | 20 pages | 10,516 words | 133 downloads | PDF: 1,000 kb



ID-52
What's Wrong with My Taxus?
6/5/2013 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham, Cheryl Kaiser,
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

Taxus (yew) is an evergreen shrub commonly found in Kentucky landscapes. Numerous conditions can cause these shrubs to exhibit yellowing and browning symptoms. While diseases and insect pests can result in damage, Taxus troubles are often the result of adverse growing conditions. Pinpointing the specific cause requires a thorough examination of the affected shrub, an investigation of the surrounding area, and knowledge of possible stress factors.

web only | 4 pages | 2,010 words | 35 downloads | PDF: 2,300 kb



PPFS-OR-W-17
Leaf Scorch and Winter Drying of Woody Plants
6/1/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham, Cheryl Kaiser,
 Departments: Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Woody Ornamental Disease: Plant Pathology Factsheet (PPFS-OR-W series)
 Tags: plant diseases

Leaf scorch symptoms can develop whenever water needed for growth and health of plant foliage is insufficient. While symptoms are often due to unfavorable environmental conditions, leaf scorch can also result from an infectious disease. Symptoms, possible causes, and management of leaf scorch are discussed below.

web only | 4 pages | 1,587 words | 3 downloads | PDF: 681 kb



ID-133
Vegetable Cultivars for Kentucky Gardens, 2013
5/6/2013 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Tim Coolong, Rick Durham, Terry
 Departments: Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: farm crops, vegetables

Gardening makes sense! Growing your own vegetables makes you feel self-sufficient and provides fresh, healthful food. Your surplus crop can be frozen, canned, or stored in cool, dry locations. To assure gardening success, start by selecting suitable vegetable cultivars. Planting resistant or tolerant varieties is one of the most effective ways for the home gardener to avoid destructive vegetable diseases.

web only | 8 pages | 814 words | 128 downloads | PDF: 425 kb



HENV-508
Landscaping Septic Systems with Native Plants
2/15/2013 (new)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham, Brad Lee
 Departments: Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
 Tags:

Septic system components sometimes have unsightly aboveground pipes, risers, ventilation systems, or large mounds. Homeowners can improve the appearance of these functional features through site design and, in particular, plant material selection.

web only | 6 pages | 2,782 words | 89 downloads | PDF: 1,384 kb



HO-107
Selecting and Planting Wody Ornamental Plants: Kentucky Master Gardener Manual Chapter 21
8/6/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham, Bill Fountain
 Departments: Horticulture
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags:

Woody ornamental plants are key components of a well-designed landscape. Landscape plantings divide and define areas, add aesthetic and psychological benefits, and increase a property's environmental and economic values.

web only | 18 pages | 9,171 words | 103 downloads | PDF: 880 kb



ID-118
Roses
3/27/2012 (major revision)

 UK Authors: Sharon Bale, Rick Durham, Tim
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant and Soil
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

Roses have many landscape uses. They can be placed as accent plants or used to form hedges or ground covers. They offer a rainbow of colors and a variety of forms and fragrances, and their sizes range from miniatures to tall climbing plants. Roses may be grown under many climatic and soil conditions and, with care, thrive and produce flowers for many years.

2,000 printed copies | 16 pages | 7,927 words | 71 downloads | PDF: 3,331 kb



ID-201
Your Yard and Water Quality: Kentucky Master Gardener Manual Chapter 11
3/26/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham, Brad Lee
 Departments: Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

We generally view gardening as a wholesome activity that enhances our environment. But pesticides, fertilizers, and erosion from gardens and landscapes can contaminate lakes, streams, rivers, oceans, and groundwater. Since the quality of our water resources affects our quality of life, we must learn how gardening practices can contribute to water contamination and how to reduce the threat to water quality.

web only | 8 pages | 2,589 words | 27 downloads | PDF: 410 kb



HO-105
Landscape Design: Kentucky Master Gardener Manual Chapter 17
3/12/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham
 Departments: Horticulture
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags:

This chapter is not meant to define the art of landscape design but rather to help you take a realistic approach to landscape planning. Your end design should meet your needs and incorporate principles of sustainability into an evolving landscape.

web only | 20 pages | 5,654 words | 122 downloads | PDF: 1,400 kb



HO-102
Annual and Perennial Flowers: Kentucky Master Gardener Manual Chapter 13
3/12/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Sharon Bale, Rick Durham
 Departments: Horticulture
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags:

Can you imagine a world without flowers? Their textures, colors, scents, and forms inspire gardeners, artists, and writers. The desire to grow flowers often motivates novices to take up gardening and moves experienced gardeners to become flower specialists. Annuals, biennials, and herbaceous perennials offer variety and interest to all styles of gardens.

web only | 14 pages | 5,317 words | 104 downloads | PDF: 1,100 kb



HO-101
Care of Woody Plants: Kentucky Master Gardener Manual Chapter 12
3/12/2012 (new)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham
 Departments: Horticulture
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags:

To prune or not to prune? This is a question that gardeners often faces gardeners. Most feel they ought to prune but are not sure why or how. Pruning is an accepted practice in orchards and frequently is done in rose gardens, but it is used haphazardly elsewhere. Ornamentals are most often pruned only when a shrub or tree begins to encroach on its neighbors, a walkway, or a building.

web only | 20 pages | 7,419 words | 62 downloads | PDF: 1,900 kb



HO-98
Plant Propagation: Kentucky Master Gardener Manual Chapter 3
10/12/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham
 Departments: Horticulture
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags:

Sexual propagation involves the union of the pollen (male) with the egg (female) to produce a seed. The seed is made up of three parts: the outer seed coat, which protects the seed; the endosperm, which is a food reserve; and the embryo, which is the young plant itself. When a seed is mature and put in a favorable environment, it will germinate, or begin active growth. In this section, seed germination and transplanting of seeds are discussed.

web only | 16 pages | 8,025 words | 76 downloads | PDF: 1,150 kb



HO-97
Plant Identification: Kentucky Master Gardener Manual Chapter 2
10/12/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham
 Departments: Horticulture
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags:

The rules of plant identification and nomenclature (naming) may seem complex and more trouble than they are worth, but knowing the basic rules and applying them to everyday gardening leads to a better understanding of plants and how they are classified.

web only | 4 pages | 1,764 words | 92 downloads | PDF: 320 kb



ID-192
Composting: Kentucky Master Gardener Manual Chapter 5
10/12/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham, Brad Lee
 Departments: Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

Gardeners have long made and used compost to improve garden soil. Composting plant and vegetable matter is an important way to reduce the waste burned or dumped in landfills. Yard wastes and vegetable scraps can make up as much as 20 percent of household garbage. Composting effectively recycles that waste into valuable organic matter that can be used as soil amendments.

web only | 8 pages | 4,200 words | 69 downloads | PDF: 470 kb



HO-96
Basic Botany: Kentucky Master Gardener Manual Chapter 1
8/15/2011 (new)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham
 Departments: Horticulture
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags:

Many plants are familiar to us, and we can identify and appreciate them based on their external structure. However, their internal structure and function often are overlooked. Understanding how plants grow and develop helps us capitalize on their usefulness and make them part of our everyday lives.

web only | 30 pages | 12,440 words | 74 downloads | PDF: 3,725 kb



PR-602
2009 Nursery and Landscape Research Report
1/7/2010 (new)

 UK Authors: Sharon Bale, Win Dunwell, Rick
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

The 2009 report has been organized according to our primary areas of emphasis: production and economics, pest management, and plant evaluation. These areas reflect stated industry needs, expertise available at UK, and the nature of research projects around the world that generate information applicable to Kentucky.

1,000 printed copies | 24 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 1,258 kb



PR-572
2008 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report
12/1/2008 (new)

 UK Authors: Doug Archbold, Tim Coolong,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

1,100 printed copies | 72 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 800 kb



PR-571
2008 Nursery and Landscape Research Report
12/1/2008 (new)

 UK Authors: Sharon Bale, Win Dunwell, Rick
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

1,100 printed copies | 30 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 1,476 kb



PR-554
2007 Nursery and Landscape Research Report
11/26/2007 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Anderson, Sharon Bale, Ch
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

1,100 printed copies | 48 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 1,400 kb



PR-538
2006 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report
12/15/2006 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Tom Cottrell, Rick
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Entomology, Horti
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

1,100 printed copies | 82 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 1,337 kb



PR-537
2006 Nursery and Landscape Report
12/15/2006 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Anderson, Sharon Bale, Win
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

1,200 printed copies | 46 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 2,115 kb



PR-521
2005 Fruit and Vegetable Research Report
12/30/2005 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Tom Cottrell, Rick
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Entomology, Horti
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

1,100 printed copies | 98 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 1,555 kb



PR-520
2005 Nursery and Landscape Report
12/30/2005 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Anderson, Sharon Bale, Win
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

1,200 printed copies | 46 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 5,168 kb



PR-502
2004 Nursery and Landscape Report
12/20/2004 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Anderson, Sharon Bale, Win
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

1,200 printed copies | 46 pages | - | - | PDF: 2,376 kb



HO-65
Annual Flowers
9/15/2004 (reprinted)

 UK Authors: Sharon Bale, Rick Durham
 Departments: Horticulture
 Series: Horticulture (HO series)
 Tags:

5,000 printed copies | 10 pages | - | 58 downloads | PDF: 67 kb



PR-488
2003 Fruit and Vegetable Report
12/15/2003 (new)

 UK Authors: Ric Bessin, Gerald Brown, Rick
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, County Extension,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

1,100 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 1 kb



PR-486
2003 Nursery and Landscape Report
12/5/2003 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Anderson, Sharon Bale,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

1,200 printed copies | 42 pages | - | - | PDF: 474 kb



PR-468
2002 Nursery and Landscape Report
1/3/2003 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Anderson, Sharon Bale,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

1,200 printed copies | 42 pages | - | - | PDF: 1,900 kb



PR-452
2001 Fruit and Vegetable Report
1/4/2002 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Anderson, Ric Bessin, Gera
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, County Extension,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags: farm crops, fruits and nuts, research,

1,100 printed copies | 60 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 437 kb



PR-450
2001 UK Nursery and Landscape Program
12/1/2001 (new)

 UK Authors: Bob Anderson, Sharon Bale, Jac
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

web only | 40 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 369 kb



ID-72
Principles of Home Landscape Fertilizing
3/1/2001 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham, Bill Fountain,
 Departments: Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences,
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags: nutrient management

4,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 56 downloads | PDF: 183 kb



PR-437
2000 UK Nursery and Landscape Program
1/1/2001 (new)

 UK Authors: Sharon Bale, Paul Cappiello,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

1,800 printed copies | 38 pages | - | - | PDF: 574 kb



PR-422
Nursery and Landscape Program: 1999 Research Report
12/31/1999 (new)

 UK Authors: Sharon Bale, Paul Cappiello,
 Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering,
 Series: Progress Report (PR series)
 Tags:

web only | 33 pages | - | - | PDF: 689 kb



ID-68
The Flowering Crabapple
10/1/1999 (minor revision)

 UK Authors: Rick Durham, Bill Fountain,
 Departments: Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology
 Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
 Tags:

5,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 29 downloads | PDF: 331 kb