Host of the radio gardening talk show "The Natural Way" (WBAP-820) and author of the Dallas Morning News column of the same name, Howard Garrett is a noted expert on organic gardening and author of several books.
Howard Garrett's Plants for Texasby Howard Garrett
To learn all you need to know about gardening in Texas, you could collect a whole shelf full of specialized books on topics ranging from soil preparation to tree care. But all you really need is Howard Garret's Plants For Texas. 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.
- University of Texas Press
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- 8.53(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.51(d)
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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.