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 > PDF
Do you live in a cold high-elevation Idaho location? Don't worry. You can still have beautiful roses that will thrive. Stephen L. Love has tested dozens of rose varieties bred especially for harsh col . . . . .
How To Prune Coniferous Evergreen Trees > PDF
This publication offers information on pruning evergreen shade trees to prevent them from becoming
sickly, unsightly, or hazardous. It covers pruning objectives, hiring a professional, timing of pru . . . . .
Landscaping with Native Plants > PDF
Information on designing and establishing landscapes using plants that are native to the Intermountain
West. Includes lists of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, and grasses suitable for high desert . . . . .
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 . . . . .
Propagation of Plants by Grafting and Budding
This handbook is well illustrated with clear photographs and drawings. It covers terms used in budding and grafting, tools and materials, grafting and budding factors, kinds of grafts, budding methods . . . . .
Sugar Maple > PDF
Maple syrup and brilliant fall colors – that’s what sugar maples are best known for. With the right site and management, you too can grow sugar maples and reap the many benefits of this magnificent tr . . . . .
Watering Home Lawns and Landscapes > PDF
Learn how to conserve water in your landscape, including how to determine sprinkler application rate, how to decide how much to water and when, and how to use the feel and appearance method to judge w . . . . .