Designs, Tricks, and Schemes

New Hort Research that Gardeners Can Use, September ’09 Edition

1.  Yang,
D. S., S. V. Punnisi, K. C. Son, and S. J. Kays. 2009.  Screening indoor plants for volatile organic
pollutant removal efficiency. HortScience 44(5): 1377-1381.

2.  Newton, L. A., and E. S. Runkle.  2009. 
High-temperature inhibition of flowering of Phalaenopsis and
Doritaenopsis orchids.  HortScience 44(5):
1271-1276.

3.  Norman, D. J., Q. Huang, J. M. F. Yuen, A.
Mangravita-Novo, and D. Byrne. 
2009.  Susceptibility of geranium
cultivars to Ralstonia solanacearum.  HortScience 44(5): 1504-1508.

4.  Arnold, M. A., G. V. McDonald.  2009. 
Groundcovers and inorganic mulches, and masonry surfaces differentially
affect establishment and root zone characteristics of urban trees.  Arboriculture and Urban Forestry
35(5):232-240.

5.  Fini, A, F. Ferrini, P. Frangi, G. Amoroso, and R.
Piatti.  2009.  Withholding irrigation during the
establishment phase affected growth and physiology of Norway maple (Acer platanoides) and linden (Tilia spp.).  Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 35(5):
241-251.

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7 Responses to “New Hort Research that Gardeners Can Use, September ’09 Edition”

  1. Layanee says:

    Always a wealth of information, Jeff. Thank you. I am waiting for your new book ‘The Truth about Turfgrass and the Four Step Fertilization Program’! I know, it would be short but people need to be told what to do and why.

  2. Micah says:

    Now I can justify the jungle at my work desk as beneficial to the office atmosphere.

    I just wish plants could clean out the communal fridge and microwave, too. ;)

  3. Just watch what those houseplants are potted in and where you got them. Plastic off-gases. Some growers soak the soil in pesticides and you’d never know it. I did a short blog post on a recent study done on it here washingtongardener.blogspot.com.

  4. Thanks Jeff. Great information.

    But what about peace lilies? Here’s my “piece” on them: http://sky-bolt.com/peacelilies.htm . I include a link to the NASA study on house plants.

  5. Katie says:

    *blushing and gushing* I love your books, Jeff!

    I have to say, that I stumbled upon the whole orchid blooming thing quite by accident about ten years ago. I set my orchids outside (Phals) and pretty much ignored them until it was PRACTICALLY frosting outside, and then brought them in. Within a few weeks, they pushed up at least one flower stalk, each. Good one!

  6. Trees need water? NO!!!

    Most of my trees have St. Augastine grass around them and I just did it because it was easier than replacing mulch constantly, who know it was better than mulch!

  7. LauraBee says:

    When my employer moved into a brand new office building years ago, the chemical fumes were so strong I’d go home each day with a headache & a sore throat. Then one day I brought in a car load of houseplants – peace lily, pothos, spider plant & such – and surrounded my immediate workspace with them. No more headaches or sore throats & it was much easier to focus with such pleasant company !

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