Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas - 2nd Edition

Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas - 2nd Edition

by George Oxford Miller
     
 

Gardeners use native plants for many reasons. In addition to providing year-round beauty with relatively little maintenance, landscaping with native plants contributes to the repair of the natural ecosystem and brings us closer to our environment. With such a diverse and spectacular array of native plant material available to the Texas gardener, the opportunities

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Gardeners use native plants for many reasons. In addition to providing year-round beauty with relatively little maintenance, landscaping with native plants contributes to the repair of the natural ecosystem and brings us closer to our environment. With such a diverse and spectacular array of native plant material available to the Texas gardener, the opportunities for creative and attractive landscapes are seemingly endless.
 
In this updated edition of Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas, George Oxford Miller offers the definitive guide to choosing the best of the best among Texas’ native plants. Covering wildflowers, shrubs, trees, vines, cacti, and groundcovers, this comprehensive, richly illustrated book selects the species that combine ornamental qualities, growth habit, adaptability, low maintenance, and beauty for the highest landscape value. The illustrations, maps, and charts provide guidelines for species selection and planting, ongoing maintenance, landscape design, and water and energy conservation. In-depth plant profiles describe the habitat requirements for more than 400 native plant species, subspecies, and varieties, with stunning photographs illustrating how each plant looks and responds to landscape conditions.
 
As the interest in native-plant landscaping and xeriscaping continues to expand, this is a book that belongs on the shelf of every Texas gardener and landscaper.
 
About the Author
Environmental photojournalist George Oxford Miller is a fourth-generation Texan and third-generation nurseryman. He is well known for his many magazine articles, books, and photography on the plants and animals of Texas and the Southwest. His work has appeared in Texas Highways, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Living Bird, Wildlife Conservation,and in publications of the National Wildlife Federation and the Sierra Club. He is author of several books, including Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest,Landscaping with Native Plants of Southern California, andA Field Guide to Wildflowers, Trees, and Shrubs of Texas.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760344415
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
02/25/2013
Edition description:
Second Edition, Second
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
621,316
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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