• Arizona Landscape Palms

      Davison, Elizabeth; Begeman, John; Plant Sciences, School of (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2000-12)
      The luxuriant tropical appearance and stately silhouette of palms add much to the Arizona landscape. Few other plants are as striking in low and mid elevation gardens. Although winter frosts and low humidity limit the choices somewhat, a good number of palms are available, ranging from the dwarf Mediterranean fan palm to the massive Canary Island date palm. This publication addresses the landscape use and the adaption of palms, as well as how to plant and take care of them. Topics include: . Landscape Use . Adaptation . Planting Palms . Care of Established Palms . Diseases and Insect Pests . Palms for Arizona . Feather Palms . Fan Palms . Palm-like Plants
    • Arizona Plant Climate Zones

      Davison, Elizabeth; Plant Sciences, School of (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2000-03)
    • Ground Covers for Arizona Landscapes

      Davison, Elizabeth; Plant Sciences, School of (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1999-04)
      Ground covers are usually creeping, sprawling or clumping plants whose primary function is to cover the ground in man-made landscapes. They can also include low growing shrubs and perennials, if they spread to cover the area. Plants suitable for this use come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, textures and colors. This publication addresses the issues related to ground cover plants. Topics include; why we use a ground cover, caveats, how to select a ground cover, general planting instructions, care of established plants, watering and exposure. It also includes a plant climate zone map and a plant list.
    • Interior Plants: Selection and Care

      Davison, Elizabeth; Plant Sciences, School of (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1998-05)
      Almost any indoor environment is more pleasant and attractive when living plants are a part of the setting. Real enjoyment and consistent success with indoor plants depends on selecting the right plant for a given environmental situation. This publication helps readers to select and grow indoor plants by addressing the issues of; light, temperature, humidity, soil, water, fertilizer, and other conditions .
    • Plant Selection and Selecting Your Plants

      Davison, Elizabeth; Plant Sciences, School of (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2000-03)
      The majority of maintenance requirements and plant problems result from either selecting the wrong kind of plant for a location or from planting an inferior specimen of the selected plant type. The first decision is called Plant Selection and the second one is Selecting Plants. This publication covers the factors involved in making good decisions to install the right plant in the right place.
    • Pruning Deciduous Shade Trees

      Davison, Elizabeth; Plant Sciences, School of (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1999-10)
      Trees in the wild are never pruned, yet they often have long healthy lives. In a natural setting, their branches develop a balance and form typical of the species. It is when trees are brought into an urban situation that correct pruning becomes so important. Pruning is both a skill and an art. This publication discusses how to prune trees properly. Topics include what and when to prune, equipment and technique, training the young tree and pruning the older tree.