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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PLAN, PLANT & MAINTAIN A TEXAS GARDEN
The one-stop answer book for all your Texas gardening questions! The Texas Gardener’s Handbook
combines the wisdom of multiple gardening experts into one affordable, easy-to-use volume. The authors have filled this resource with only the must-know gardening information for your Texas gardening success! Texas Gardener’s Handbook
features:Eleven popular plant categories, from annuals to Texas wildflowersWater-wise plant selections, native plants, and fruit and vegetable gardening for TexasTwelve months of around-the-garden maintenance advice for each of the plant categories More than 300 full-color plant profiles with helpful icons for sun and shadeInformation on low-water gardening and sustainable gardening practicesProblem solving, pest and disease, and plant care informationTexas community resources—and so much more Whatever your level of expertise, this is the one-stop answer book for all your Texas gardening questions!
Texas Gardener’s Handbook is an all-inclusive, full-color gardening book for home gardeners throughout Texas.
Texas Gardener’s Handbook is filled with need-to-know information from popular Texas gardening experts. Each includes his or her collective wisdom in a complete guide for Texas gardeners. In addition to hundreds of proven plants, this resource has monthly to-do calendars for each of more than ten plant categories, from annuals to vines. Full-color photos and expert advice assist gardeners with the proper care and timing for everything from planting to watering. Information on gardening with less water addresses the challenges of gardening in Texas.
About the Author
(Dallas, TX), The Plant Groom, is a horticulturist and native Texan. Dale is an accomplished author, radio and television host, speaker, consultant, and columnist whose column "Ask the Plant Groom" is syndicated. Dale is an extension horticulturist and certified professional nurseryman.
Joe Lamp'l (aka joe gardener) is the host of two national television shows: GardenSMART on PBS and DIY Networkï¿½s Fresh from the Garden. His latest project includes producing and hosting a brand new series on PBS, Growing a Greener World. He's also a syndicated columnist and author, and his latest book is The Green Gardener's Guide: Simple Significant Actions to Protect and Preserve the Planet.
Dan Gill (Baton Rouge, LA) is an extension horticulturist with the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center. He teaches lectures and demonstrations and writes articles on gardening. He has bachelor and master degrees in horticulture from Louisiana State University.
James Fizzell has more than 50 years of hands-on horticultural experience, making him the source other experts turn to with their toughest turf, vegetable, landscape, and plant problems. Fizzell is well known to midwest gardeners through numerous appearances on radio and TV and from articles for neighborhood weekly newspapers. Jim has written more than twelve books for midwest gardeners for Cool Springs Press.
Table of Contents
ContentsWelcome to Gardening in TexasAnnualsPerennialsBulbsGroundcoversLawns & Ornamental GrassesWildflowers & NativesEdibles: Vegetables, Herbs, Berries, and FruitsRosesShrubsVinesTreesAppendixIndex of Common NamesIndex of Botanical NamesMeet the Authors