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):

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

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):


  1. 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. 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. *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!

  4. 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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