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Flower factsheets - Guide to factsheets at this and other Cornell websites.

Pest alert: Lily Leaf Beetle
1/2-inch, bright red adults and slug-like larvae (that cover themselves with their own excrement) feed on true lillies (Lillium spp.) and Fritillari spp. Recently spotted in the Rochester area. If found, email Carolyn Klass. More info, see UMass factsheet.

Cornell's Flower Bulb Research Program
A comprehensive information source for commercial growers, forcers, retailers.
Includes bulb links.

Featured publication:
Livable Landscape Design
Livable Landscape Design

64-page, spiral-bound publication explains how to apply basic principles of design to home landscapes. Topics include landscape and the environment, landscape traditions, and design strategies to prevent environmental damage. Only available as .pdf
Cornell online resources:

Home Gardening - Flowers - Includes growing guides for more than 250 plants, factsheets on how to grow annuals, bulbs, and perennials. Also includes basic design techniques and information on using color and texture.

Herbaceous perennials from the test plots at Bluegrass Lane - Growing info and 900 photos for 153 cultivars, many not yet commercially available.

Annual Flower Research from Bluegrass Lane - Pictures, evaluations and more for more than 200 annual flower cultivars tested at Bluegrass Lane.

Deer defenses - Resources on plants deer don't like and other gardening strategies.

Cornell Plantations - The world-class botanical gardens, arboretum and natural areas of Cornell University. Come visit or explore virtual garden tours online.

Flower Bulb Research Program - Information about bulbs from Cornell's Department of Horticulture, aimed mostly at commercial growers.

Ornamental articles - Flower, tree and shrub articles by Mary Hirshfeld, Horticultural Curator at Cornell Plantations.

Cornell campus gardens - Virtual tours and panoramas.

Cooperative Extension print publications:

Rock Gardens coverRock Gardens - Design, constuction, maintenance, and profiles of 50 common rock garden plants.

Pest management guideline series includes Pest Management Guide for Control of Wildlife, Pest Management Guide for the Production of Herbaceous Perennials (for commercial growers and landscapers) and Pest Management Around the Home.

Other resources:

Greenscaping - EPA details 5 easy steps to a greener, healthier yard. .html or handy brochure (.pdf)

Perry's Perennial Pages - University of Vermont site includes photos and files of popular herbaceous perennials and a section tailored for home gardeners.

The Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center - Bulb basics as well as more advanced topics.

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