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Texas Getting Started Garden Guide: Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers (Garden Guides)by Mary Irish
Synopses & Reviews
Take the guesswork out of picking the best plants for your Texas garden.
Do you ever wish you had a neighbor who could teach you about the best plants for your backyard? Wouldn’t that be great? Well, guess what—you do! Author Mary Irish is just like a friendly next-door neighbor who shares her years of experience in knowing which plants are the best for your Texas garden. Whether you’re a beginning gardener, new to the area, or an old hand who’s looking for some new ideas, this is the book for you.
Texas Getting Started Garden Guide features
* Every plant type—from flowers and groundcovers to trees and shrubs, and everything in between (including water-wise selections)
* Design tips to help you add color and beauty to your garden
* Advice on planting, growing, and care (including pest control)
* A large color photograph of each plant so you can take this book with you when you shop!
Before you buy another plant and cross your fingers, hoping that it works in your garden, get your copy of Texas Getting Started Garden Guide. You’ll be glad you did.
Full-color plant photos and complete step-by-step growing instructions for the native plants of Texas.
The Texas Getting Started Garden Guide features the state-specific plant palette unique to Texas. It also covers the gardening topics of most concern and importance to Texas gardeners, including xeriscaping and native plants. By thoroughly freshening the content with an updated plant palette (many new profiles) and the most up-to-date advice in a new interior and cover design, we’ve made the essential content more appealing, even to consumers who own the previous edition.
Have you ever wondered which plants and flowers to growin Texas, and how to do it?
The Texas Getting Started Garden Guide features region-specific advice on planting, growing, and caring for more than 150 of Texas’ top ornamental plants. From flowers and grasses to trees and native plants, this step-by-step guide includes useful information for the novice and experienced gardener alike, geared exclusively toward the particular climatic concerns of Texans. With gorgeous full-color photos of each plant, this book will increase the enjoyment and satisfaction of any gardener hoping to learn about—and master—the natural environment of Texas.
About the Author
Mary Irish is the former director of public horticulture at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. She has written extensively on dry-climate gardening, and is the coauthor (with her husband, Gary Irish) of Agaves, Yuccas, and Related Plants. A Texas native residing in Arizona, Mary received her master's degree in geography from Texas A&M University. She is a regular contributor to several magazines, including Sunset, and teaches classes on the care and culture of agaves, cacti, and other desert shrubs and perennials as well as introductory classes for beginning gardeners. She once hosted a weekly Phoenix-based radio show called "The Arizona Gardener, " and has also helped produce several television programs about gardening.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Welcome to Gardening in Texas
How to Use Texas Getting Started Garden Guide
USDA Hardiness Zone Map
Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, and Tubers
Tips for a Low-Water-Use Garden
Coping with Deer
Invasive Plants in Texas
Plants for Native Gardens
Public Gardens to Visit in Texas
Meet Mary Irish
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