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G87-852 Growing Gladiolus, Amy J. Greving Jan 1987

G87-852 Growing Gladiolus, Amy J. Greving

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The gladiolus is as beautiful as it is easy to grow. Planting, culture, care, insects, and disease are discussed in this NebGuide.

Gladiolus are one of the most popular flowers for garden use, and are easy to grow. The plants, ranging from two to six feet in height, have sturdy sword-shaped leaves and produce flower spikes with trumpet-shaped florets borne in double rows.

A member of the iris family, gladiolus have great diversity of flower color and shape. Flower shapes range from those with plain petals to those that are deeply ruffled and cut. The colors cover the spectrum and ...


G87-856 Hedges, Don Steinegger Jan 1987

G87-856 Hedges, Don Steinegger

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Hedges can be an attractive and functional part of home landscaping. This NebGuide outlines the steps for proper plant selection and establishment, care, and rejuvenation.

Not only are hedges attractive, but they serve some important landscape functions. Hedges, particularly sheared ones (formal), require time and some knowledge to establish them as well as annual pruning. It is also important to select suitable plant material and an appropriate site to minimize upkeep. Rapid growing plants like privet require more frequent shearing. A shady site or one with little air movement may require spraying for disease control.

Hedges mark boundaries such as ...


Ec87-419 Home Furnishings Care — Cleaning And Stain Removal, Shirley Niemeyer Jan 1987

Ec87-419 Home Furnishings Care — Cleaning And Stain Removal, Shirley Niemeyer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Furniture and accessories are a major investment. With proper care, furnishings can be a lifetime investment. Many new and tradtional materials are used in furnishings and accessories. Knowing how to care for these materials can prevent damage. Selecting the right product for the job will save time, money, frustration and disappointments; and do a better job. Procedures for caring for different types of furnishings materials are given in this booklet.