Glossy abelia is a sprawling shrub that works well as a background or massing plant. This 3-page fact sheet describes its characteristics and management. Written by Edward F. Gilman, Ryan W. Klein, and Gail Hansen and published by the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department, February 2018.
Metsulfuron-methyl, also known as MSM, is an herbicide that is used to control broadleaf weeds and certain grass weeds. It provides effective control of some of the most problematic turfgrass weeds, such as wild garlic, Florida betony, dollar weed, and small Virginia buttonweed. Metsulfuron-methyl is absorbed by plant foliage, so if landscape plants come into contact with the spray or drift they can be injured. This four-page fact sheet describes the potential problems with metsulfuron herbicides, the areas most subsceptible to damage, how to diagnose injury, and how to reduce damage. Written by Chris Marble, Jason Smith, Timothy K. Broschat, Adam Black, Ed Gilman, and Celeste White and published by the School of Forest Resources and Conservation Department.
Golden canna is a native wetland plant with bright yellow flowers that can be found throughout most of Florida. This 4-page facts sheet details the golden canna’s biology, distribution and habitat, propagation, pests and diseases, and landscaping and other uses. Written by Edward F. Gilman, Carl J. Della Torre III, and Lyn A. Gettys, and published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, June 2015.
ENH1138, a 6-page illustrated fact sheet by Gary W. Knox and Edward F. Gilman, addresses this controversial aspect of crapemyrtle maintenance, providing recommendations based on UF/IFAS research clarifying the effects of various crapemyrtle pruning practices. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, September 2009.
Revised! ENH860, a 6-page fact sheet by L.E. Trenholm, E.F. Gilman, G. Denny and J. Bryan Unruh, outlines environmentally friendly approaches to fertilizing and irrigating Florida lawns and landscapes. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, December 2009.
ENH-1129, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by Edward F. Gilman, Amy L. Shober, Kimberly A. Moore, Christine Wiese, Maria Paz and S. Michele Scheiber, provides guidance for planting shrubs in Florida home landscapes. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, June 2009.
ENH-1130, a 6-page illustrated fact sheet by Edward F. Gilman, Amy L. Shober, Kimberly A. Moore, Christine Wiese, Maria Paz, and S. Michelle Scheiber, describes the steps that homeowners should take for effective irrigation of transplanted, container-grown shrubs in the home landscape until there is sufficient root growth for them to become established. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, June 2009.
ENH-1115, a 10-page fact sheet by Sartain, J.B., L.E. Trenholm, E.F. Gilman, T.A. Obreza, and G. Toor, was created to help guide local government officials in developing local regulations based on science. It uses a question-and-answer format to address common concerns related to fertilizers, best management practices (BMPs), landscapes and their maintenance. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, December 2008.
ENH-1054, a 10-page full-color fact-sheet by Edward F. Gilman and Tracy Partin, is part of the Urban Forest Hurricane Recovery Program series. It provides a step-by-step guide for restoring trees after a hurricane or wind storm so that trees can bring beauty and shade back to the community with reduced risk. Published by UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, August 2007.