Flowers, Shrubs, and Ornamentals Publications & Resources
American Chestnut > PDF
Whether you are planning one American chestnut in your yard or planning to establish a plantation with hundreds of trees, there are some basic planning, planting and maintenance activities you should . . . . .
Black Cherry > PDF
Whether you are planning one black cherry tree in your yard or planning to establish a plantation with hundreds of trees, there are some basic planning, planting and maintenance activities you should . . . . .
Black Walnut > PDF
Black Walnut is one of the most-highly prized North American hardwoods. A tasty nut crop and aesthetically pleasing characteristics make black walnut an attractive choice for Idaho landowners with the . . . . .
Carpathian Walnut > PDF
Carpathian Walnut is known for its outstanding nut qualities and fine wood and aesthetic characteristics. Whether you are planning one tree in your yard or planning to establish a plantation with hund . . . . .
Hardy Roses for Harsh Climates > HTML
Love roses but live in a cold, high-elevation Idaho location? Don't worry. You can still grow many beautiful kinds of the national flower. Stephen L. Love studied dozens of rose varieties for their ab . . . . .
How To Prune Coniferous Evergreen Trees > HTML
Evergreen shade trees are beautiful features in many Idaho cities and towns. Yet they can become ill or a hazard without regular care. This classic Extension bulletin provides helpful diagrams, images . . . . .
Landscaping with Native Plants > HTML
Cultivate healthier soils and more resilient plants on your Idaho property by using plants native to the Intermountain West in your landscape design. This extensive bulletin, with astute insights from . . . . .
Leaf Spot of Aspen and Poplar > PDF
This fact sheet for home gardeners covers symptoms, life cycle, and control measures for leaf spot, a common and occasionally serious disease of aspen and poplar trees caused by fungi in the genus . . . . .
Oaks > PDF
Excellent wood qualities, adaptability to a wide range of growing conditions, superb wildlife value, and vivid fall coloration all make Oaks an attractive selection for alternative tree crops for Idah . . . . .
Ornamental Grasses for Idaho Landscapes > PDF
Ornamental grasses are becoming irreplaceable landscape elements in many parts of the United States
and are increasingly popular in Idaho. This 6-page publication lists the best grasses for Idaho's . . . . .
Paulownia > PDF
Royal Paulownia has very special physical and cultural needs. But with the right site and cultural practices, paulownia could be a successful alternative tree crop for Idaho private landowners. Whethe . . . . .
Plant Your Seedlings Right > PDF
In order to ensure the highest level of success in planting seedlings, there are many practices you will want to consider. This publication covers the correct ways to handle, plant, and care for your . . . . .
Sugar Maple > PDF
Maple syrup and brilliant fall colors—that’s what sugar maples are best known for. With the right site choice and management, you too can grow sugar maples and reap the many benefits of this magnifice . . . . .
Watering Home Lawns and Landscapes > PDF
Wise water use saves homeowners money, enhances property values, and supports a watershed. This publication details the liabilities of incorrect watering and the benefits of proper irrigation by discu . . . . .