New Hort Research that Gardeners can Use by Jeff Gillman

Jeff Gillman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Horticultural Science at the University of Minnesota.  Says Jeff: “I have just about the best job in the world because I get to do three of my favorite things:  Write, teach, and play with plants.”

And write he does. Three books and counting, and for this website Jeff writes quarterly updates about New Horticultural Research that Gardeners Can Use, compiled here.

Update Editions and Research Topics Covered

April 2010

  • Are Habanero leaves Hot?
  • Weigelas for Serious Winters
  • Yes, but would you choose this color if it weren’t Mother’s Day?
  • Trees for the Best Shade

January 2010

  • What Managers know about Low-Care Plants
  • The Sun Kills Weeds
  • Controlling Bird’s Nest Fungi
  • Best Fescues
  • African Violets and Hand Cream
  • Bulb Biters

September 2009

  • Worry about Transgenic Plants
  • Houseplants that Clean the Air
  • Getting Orchids to Bloom
  • Wilt-Free Geraniums
  • Mulching Options
  • Breaking – Trees Need Water!


June 2009

  • Mycorrhizae
  • Value of Landscaping
  • Plants in the Classroom
  • Bark Mulch with Container Plantings
  • Leaf Mulch Preventing Dandelions in Lawn


March 2009

  • Compost Tea?  Not so much.
  • Mycorrhizal Products?  Save your money
  • Butterflies are Choosy
  • Balled, Burlapped, Busted?
  • Plants are Powerful Things


December 2008

  • Fertilizers’ Effect on Flowering
  • Perennials Overwintering in Containers
  • Demographics of Buying/Researching Online
  • Grafting Tomatoes for Disease Resistance
  • Organic Produce Really Healthier?