Properly placed and maintained landscape plants can increase the value of real estate. Plant selection is one of the most important decisions a gardener, landscaper or designer makes when landscaping.
When selecting plants for landscaping, consider choosing ones that offer showy fall foliage. This beautifully illustrated 38-page publication provides an extensive (though by no means comprehensive) list of commercially available woody plants that offer spectacular fall color.
Laura Jull, UW-Madison Horticulture Revised: 8/13/2012 Item number: XHT1016 May Showers Bring Summer Flowers: Most gardeners think that spring is the time of year when woody plants flower. However, many trees and shrubs flower from late spring to late summer. Wisconsin homeowners can choose from a variety of plants listed below to insure continual bloom […]
Find suggestions for which trees to plant to replace ash trees, which are being devastated by Emerald Ash Borer.
Laura G. Jull Revised: 8/13/2012 Item number: A3825 If you’re thinking about planting lilacs, here’s some timely help! UW-Extension’s Lilacs for Cold Climates describes the best of the top-rated cold-weather cultivars. These are the gems that will survive when winter temperatures tumble below zero. Every page dazzles with bouquets of blooms. Lilacs for Cold Climates […]
Laura Jull, UW-Horticulture Revised: 8/13/2012 Item number: XHT1012 Why grow crabapples? Ornamental crabapples are very popular, small to medium-sized ornamental trees suitable for urban environments. There are more than 650 different cultivars of crabapples with a variety of leaf, flower, and fruit colors, fruit sizes, and growth forms. Crabapples are tolerant to a wide range […]
Teryl R. Roper, Daniel L. Mahr, Patricia S. McManus Revised: 7/5/2010 Item number: A3639 Apricot, cherry, peach, and plum trees produce some of the tastiest fruit available. But successfully growing them in Wisconsin requires time, space, and expertise. Find out how to care for the trees and fruit, from planting through harvest. Download Article
Black walnut trees can have a dramatic, negative affect on certain plants. Black walnut trees, and a few other types of trees, produce a chemical called juglone that causes wilting, yellowing of leaves and sometimes the death of susceptible plants. To learn more about juglone toxicity and which plants are suceptible, read this article…
A great how-to book for backyard apple growers. Covers everything from planting tips to pruning to disease and insect management strategies.
Brian R. Smith, Daniel L. Mahr, Patricia S. McManus, Teryl R. Roper Revised: 7/5/2010 Item number: A1610 A variety of raspberries—black, purple, and yellow as well as red—can thrive throughout Wisconsin. Describes how to select and raise them, and how to protect them from diseases and pests. Download Article
Brian R. Smith, Daniel L. Mahr, Patricia S. McManus, Teryl R. Roper Revised: 7/5/2010 Item number: A1597 Strawberries are the most widely grown small fruit crop in Wisconsin. Learn about the growth and fruiting habits of strawberries and how to raise and harvest them successfully. Download Article
Teryl R. Roper, Daniel L. Mahr, Patricia S. McManus Revised: 7/5/2010 Item number: A1960 Currants, elderberries, and gooseberries are all native to Wisconsin woodlands, fence rows, and fields, often harvested from the wild and are prized for making jams, jellies, pies, and juice. These crops are generally hardy enough to be grown in all areas […]