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Think of Doug Welsh’s Texas Garden Almanac as a giant monthly calendar for the entire state—a practical, information-packed, month-by-month guide for gardeners and “yardeners.” This book provides everything you need to know about flowers and garden design; trees, shrubs, and vines; lawns; vegetable, herb, and fruit gardening; and soil, mulch, water, pests, and plant care. It will help you to create beautiful, productive, healthy gardens and have fun doing it.

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Overview


Think of Doug Welsh’s Texas Garden Almanac as a giant monthly calendar for the entire state—a practical, information-packed, month-by-month guide for gardeners and “yardeners.” This book provides everything you need to know about flowers and garden design; trees, shrubs, and vines; lawns; vegetable, herb, and fruit gardening; and soil, mulch, water, pests, and plant care. It will help you to create beautiful, productive, healthy gardens and have fun doing it.

Writer, educator, and broadcaster Doug Welsh gives a wealth of practical gardening advice in this book. Encouraging us to “think like a plant,” Welsh holds pruning school in February, conducts a lawn clinic in April, builds a perennial garden in September, and shows us how to grow fresh vegetables for Thanksgiving. Yet this barely scratches the surface of all that is offered in this comprehensive, fun-to-use guide. With colorful and instructive illustrations and helpful information boxes, plant lists, charts, sidebars, and tips, the book is written in the engaging, conversational style that anyone who has listened to Welsh’s radio show will recognize.

Whether your passion is roses or green beans, wildflowers or trees, reading this book is like having a personal garden consultant and friend at your side. Doug Welsh’s Texas Garden Almanac will inspire you throughout the year and make you more eager than ever to get out into your garden.

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Bee Culture

"None of the other state gardening books can match this title for Texas."-Bee Culture
Bee Culture

"None of the other state gardening books can match this title for Texas."-Bee Culture

Austin American Statesman
. . . a comprehensive, fun-to-use guide full of colorful and instructive pages. The helpful boxes, plant lists, charts, sidebars, and tips in the book make it one you can pick up here and there or dive into reading all at once.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
. . . a must for all Texas gardeners.
Houston Chronicle
...he keeps the text lively and conversational so it doesn't weigh you down.
Texas Highways
We especially like how Welsh gives us guidance for every month . . . .
Dave's Garden website
Doug Welsh is an asset to gardeners all over Texas with his friendly and helpful radio show, and his contributions to the Master Gardener program. This book is a treasure trove of information about gardening in Texas. It's organized like a calendar of sorts where each section covers a month. He gives timely tips for each month and has lots of fun stories and little pieces of information to help you learn more about Texas gardening while you enjoy the book. The illustrations are beautiful and the book is huge (almost 500 pages). This is a definite 'must have' for all Texas gardeners.
Texas Highways

"This month-by-month gardening guide uses handy hints and beautiful illustrations to present the ins and outs of planting flowers, trees, vegetables, herbs and more. You'll also find tips on when to plant, managing pests, beautifying your land and designing that perfect garden." --Texas Highways
The Eagle

"In his Texas Garden Almanac, Doug Welsh suggests these shade trees for our area-bald cypress, Shumard oak and live oak. Note that live oaks can gorw to well over 60 feet tall and wide. They are best suited to large, expansive sites. Other good choices are Mexican sycamore, Monterrey oak, lace bark elm, Chinese pistache and bur oak."--Charla Anthony, The Eagle

— Charla Anthony

The Eagle - Charla Anthony

"In his Texas Garden Almanac, Doug Welsh suggests these shade trees for our area-bald cypress, Shumard oak and live oak. Note that live oaks can gorw to well over 60 feet tall and wide. They are best suited to large, expansive sites. Other good choices are Mexican sycamore, Monterrey oak, lace bark elm, Chinese pistache and bur oak."--Charla Anthony, The Eagle
Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas - Gwen Michele Thomas

“Doug Welsh offers us a wonderful month-by-month guide to gardening in Texas…with a wealth of in-depth knowledge and information on what it takes to garden in Texas. The book offers advice in a clear, concise, easy-to-read format. This has been my go-to resource book this spring.”—Gwen Michele Thomas, Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585446193
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author


DOUG WELSH is a professor and extension horticulturist at Texas A&M University and statewide coordinator for the Texas Master Gardener program. He hosts a gardening call-in radio show and provides gardening tips on television each week. He has also written a book on xeriscaping and is coeditor of the Texas Master Gardener Handbook.
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