Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Flower Beds in Public Places

Authors

R. M. Sachs
Jack Debie
Marion Stephens

Authors Affiliations

Roy M. Sachs is Associate Plant Physiologist, Department of Landscape Horticulture, University of California, Davis; Jack deBie is Laboratory Technician II, Department of Landscape Horticulture, University of California, Davis; Marion Stephens is Superintendent of Cultivations, Department of Landscape Horticulture, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 19(11):12-14. DOI:10.3733/ca.v019n11p12. November 1965.

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Abstract

Garden flowers in public places can be as rewarding as any wildflower display of the desert, range, or alpine meadow. A few municipalities have had excellent experience with flower beds and maintain many, relatively small, plantings of herbaceous flowering materials under continuous cultivation. Small beds, planted to one or two species, make quite impressive displays. Although maintenance of flower beds and herbaceous materials is somewhat more difficult and costly than that for trees and shrubs, some problems have been exaggerated. This report on three successive years of trials with 50 species at Davis provides additional details to other information already available on maintenance costs, species selection, planting date, density, and useful life of plantings.
Sachs R, Debie J, Stephens M. 1965. Flower Beds in Public Places. Hilgardia 19(11):12-14. DOI:10.3733/ca.v019n11p12
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