Howard Garrett's Plants for Texas

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In this one book, you'll find a virtual encyclopedia of over 500 Texas plants - trees, shrubs, flowers, vines, grasses, vegetables, fruits, weeds, and cover crops - along with complete, easily understood instructions for planting and maintaining them. Gardening expert Howard Garrett draws on years of landscaping experience to provide "all-you-need-to-know" about each plant: Latin and common names; sun or shade requirements; mature height, spread, and recommended spacing; type of bloom and fruit; how propagated; ...
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Overview

In this one book, you'll find a virtual encyclopedia of over 500 Texas plants - trees, shrubs, flowers, vines, grasses, vegetables, fruits, weeds, and cover crops - along with complete, easily understood instructions for planting and maintaining them. Gardening expert Howard Garrett draws on years of landscaping experience to provide "all-you-need-to-know" about each plant: Latin and common names; sun or shade requirements; mature height, spread, and recommended spacing; type of bloom and fruit; how propagated; habit and culture; recommended uses; problems; tips and notes. To help gardeners avoid costly mistakes, Garrett also specifically notes which plants grow very well or very poorly in Texas. In addition to the species descriptions (which are beautifully illustrated with color photos), the book includes reliable, easy-to-follow instructions for planting design, soil preparation, planting techniques, and plant maintenance. Garrett advocates a sensible organic gardening program that works with nature to create healthy yards and gardens.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292727885
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 182
  • Sales rank: 598,360
  • Product dimensions: 8.53 (w) x 11.06 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Planting Design
Trees
Shrubs
Ground Cover
Vines
Herbs
Vegetables
Fruits, Nuts, and Berries
Flowers
Grasses
Weeds

Poisonous Plants

Creating Healthy, Balanced Soil for Texas
Soils
Aeration
Soil Amendments

Planting Properly
Bed Preparation
Mulches
Timing
Tree Planting
Shrub, Ground Cover, and Vine Planting
Azalea, Dogwood, Camellia, and Rhododendron Planting
Annual, Perennial, Herb, and Vegetable Planting
Transplanting
Mulching
Wildflower Planting
Grass Planting
Installation Mistakes

Plant Maintenance
Maintaining Trees
Maintaining Shrubs
Maintaining Ground Covers and Vines
Maintaining Annuals, Perennials, Herbs, and Vegetables
Maintaining Turf Grasses
Maintenance Mistakes
Water-Saving Tips
Organic Pest Control
Weed Control

Plant Materials A-Z

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2002

    A must-have for Texas gardeners!

    As a transplanted yankee, I didn't know much about what to plant (and what NOT to plant) in Texas. After wasting too much time and energy planting the wrong things, I finally found this book (Reccommended by a local gardening expert) and I now have a green thumb! If you ever bought plants and wondered what they'd look like grown, this book has photos of almost every plant it mentions (including trees and shrubs). Mr. Garrett tells you when to plant, how to plant, where to plant, and even tells you which ones NOT to plant! Our xeriscaped gardens have him to thank.

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