currently naturalized in ≈30 states across the eastern and central United States ( Silander and Klepeis, 1999 ). Many cultivars of B. thunbergii have been developed for use as ornamental plants and currently there are over 60 cultivars in the market and
Oral Session 32—Ornamental/Landscape/Turf/Plant Breeding/Management 30 July 2006, 2:00–3:15 p.m. Oak Alley Moderator: Timothy Rinehart
In general, pesticides are applied to ornamental plants to protect against crop damage by insects, diseases, and additional plant pests, but it is equally important that pesticide applications themselves do not adversely affect commercialization
Peppers ( Capsicum sp.) are well recognized as vegetable, spice, and ornamental crops ( Rubatzky and Yamaguchi, 1997 ). Pepper plants bearing small, brightly colored fruit with dense foliage can make decorative displays indoors and outdoors
( Huang et al., 2017 ; Liu and Wang, 2009 ; Zhao et al., 2017 ). There are some cultivars well known for their ornamental properties, such as unique fruit shape, fruit color change, or tree shape ( Liu and Wang, 2009 ), that are also suitable as edible
As horticulturists and landscape professionals, we need to examine the traditional idea of “ornamental horticulture” in the context of environmental constraints, resource conservation, and social accountability in our highly urban society. The current over-emphasis on the ornamental use of plants in our landscapes reflects human tendencies toward conformity, eclecticism, and decorativeness in landscape design. An analysis of these tendencies along with the changing needs of our society suggests the new, broader term “appropriate horticulture,” emphasizing self-sufficiency in food and fuel production, urban needs, and an ecological orientation. This holistic concept of horticulture will allow horticulturists to become a more powerful force in our society.
Poster Session 7—Ornamental Plant Breeding 18 July 2005, 1:15–2:00 p.m. Poster Hall–Ballroom E/F
It was appropriate that, in the June 1988 issue of HortScience, Post (1988) reports on the relationships between extension personnel and private consultants and Robinson (1988) reports on the uses of mulches on ornamental plantings, a topic about which recommendations are frequently made for the multitude of professional landscape caretakers and amateur home gardeners.
The Ohio Cooperative Extension Service and The Ohio State University sponsored a symposium December 9-10, 1977 for members of the nursery production and scientific communities to update their knowledge and exchange ideas as it related to the winter storage of woody ornamentals. The symposium participants discussed the physiology of winter storage, pre-storage practices, determining maturity and prediction of harvest dates, acclimating plants to storage, principles of common and refrigerated storage, construction and orientation of storage structures, poly-coverings, disease control, anti-transpirants, minimum-heat, thermoblankets, heat saving techniques, and future needs. A summary of the discussions as well as research ideas are presented in this report. Copies of the proceedings of the Woody Ornamentals Winter Storage Symposium can be obtained for $5.00. Persons interested should enclose a check payable to Storage Symposium to Dr. Elton M. Smith, Department of Horticulture, 2001 Fyffe Court, Columbus, Oh, 43210.