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Gardening in Small Spaces
1/24/2018 (new)

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. | ID-248
web only | 8 pages | 6,239 words | 88 downloads | PDF: 1,141 kb

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

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? | HO-118
web only | 7 pages | 2,832 words | 91 downloads | PDF: 1,300 kb

Landscape Site Assessment
9/6/2017 (new)

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. | ID-244
web only | 4 pages | 1,739 words | 46 downloads | PDF: 125 kb

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

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. | HO-114
web only | 4 pages | 1,791 words | 50 downloads | PDF: 1,553 kb

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

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. | HO-113
web only | 4 pages | 1,846 words | 42 downloads | PDF: 1,441 kb

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

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. | ID-237
web only | 4 pages | 1,929 words | 44 downloads | PDF: 3,289 kb

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

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. | PR-641
web only | 32 pages | 14,698 words | 32 downloads | PDF: 7,642 kb

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

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. | HENV-205
web only | 15 pages | 6,021 words | 157 downloads | PDF: 6,000 kb

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

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. | ID-21
1,000 printed copies | 20 pages | 10,516 words | 131 downloads | PDF: 1,000 kb

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

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. | ID-52
web only | 4 pages | 2,010 words | 35 downloads | PDF: 2,300 kb

Leaf Scorch and Winter Drying of Woody Plants
6/1/2013 (new)

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. | PPFS-OR-W-17
web only | 4 pages | 1,587 words | 3 downloads | PDF: 681 kb

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

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. | ID-133
web only | 8 pages | 814 words | 126 downloads | PDF: 425 kb

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

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. | HENV-508
web only | 6 pages | 2,782 words | 89 downloads | PDF: 1,384 kb

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

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. | HO-107
web only | 18 pages | 9,171 words | 103 downloads | PDF: 880 kb

3/27/2012 (major revision)

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. | ID-118
2,000 printed copies | 16 pages | 7,927 words | 70 downloads | PDF: 3,331 kb

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

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. | ID-201
web only | 8 pages | 2,589 words | 26 downloads | PDF: 410 kb

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

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. | HO-105
web only | 20 pages | 5,654 words | 122 downloads | PDF: 1,400 kb

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

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. | HO-102
web only | 14 pages | 5,317 words | 104 downloads | PDF: 1,100 kb

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

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. | HO-101
web only | 20 pages | 7,419 words | 62 downloads | PDF: 1,900 kb

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

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. | HO-98
web only | 16 pages | 8,025 words | 76 downloads | PDF: 1,150 kb

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

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. | HO-97
web only | 4 pages | 1,764 words | 92 downloads | PDF: 320 kb

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

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. | ID-192
web only | 8 pages | 4,200 words | 69 downloads | PDF: 470 kb

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

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. | HO-96
web only | 30 pages | 12,440 words | 74 downloads | PDF: 3,725 kb

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

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. | PR-602
1,000 printed copies | 24 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 1,258 kb

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

| PR-572
1,100 printed copies | 72 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 800 kb

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

| PR-571
1,100 printed copies | 30 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 1,476 kb

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

| PR-554
1,100 printed copies | 48 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 1,400 kb

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

| PR-538
1,100 printed copies | 82 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 1,337 kb

2006 Nursery and Landscape Report
12/15/2006 (new)

| PR-537
1,200 printed copies | 46 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 2,115 kb

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

| PR-521
1,100 printed copies | 98 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 1,555 kb

2005 Nursery and Landscape Report
12/30/2005 (new)

| PR-520
1,200 printed copies | 46 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 5,168 kb

2004 Nursery and Landscape Report
12/20/2004 (new)

| PR-502
1,200 printed copies | 46 pages | - | - | PDF: 2,376 kb

Annual Flowers
9/15/2004 (reprinted)

| HO-65
5,000 printed copies | 10 pages | - | 58 downloads | PDF: 67 kb

2003 Fruit and Vegetable Report
12/15/2003 (new)

| PR-488
1,100 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 1 kb

2003 Nursery and Landscape Report
12/5/2003 (new)

| PR-486
1,200 printed copies | 42 pages | - | - | PDF: 474 kb

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

| PR-468
1,200 printed copies | 42 pages | - | - | PDF: 1,900 kb

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

| PR-452
1,100 printed copies | 60 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 437 kb

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

| PR-450
web only | 40 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 369 kb

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

| ID-72
4,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 56 downloads | PDF: 183 kb

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

| PR-437
1,800 printed copies | 38 pages | - | - | PDF: 574 kb

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

| PR-422
web only | 33 pages | - | - | PDF: 689 kb

The Flowering Crabapple
10/1/1999 (minor revision)

| ID-68
5,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 29 downloads | PDF: 331 kb