Texas Getting Started Garden Guide: Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers

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Have you ever wondered which plants and flowers to growin Texas, and how to do it?
 
The Texas Getting Started Garden Guide features region-specific advice on planting, growing, and caring for more than 150 of Texas’ top ornamental plants.  From flowers and grasses to trees and native plants, this step-by-step guide includes useful information for the novice and experienced gardener alike, geared exclusively toward the particular ...
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Overview


Have you ever wondered which plants and flowers to growin Texas, and how to do it?
 
The Texas Getting Started Garden Guide features region-specific advice on planting, growing, and caring for more than 150 of Texas’ top ornamental plants.  From flowers and grasses to trees and native plants, this step-by-step guide includes useful information for the novice and experienced gardener alike, geared exclusively toward the particular climatic concerns of Texans. With gorgeous full-color photos of each plant, this book will increase the enjoyment and satisfaction of any gardener hoping to learn about—and master—the natural environment of Texas.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591865520
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publication date: 8/11/2013
  • Series: Garden Guides Series
  • Edition description: Second
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 682,864
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Irish is the former director of public horticulture at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. She has written extensively on dry-climate gardening, and is the coauthor (with her husband, Gary Irish) of Agaves, Yuccas, and Related Plants. A Texas native residing in Arizona, Mary received her master's degree in geography from Texas A&M University. She is a regular contributor to several magazines, including Sunset, and teaches classes on the care and culture of agaves, cacti, and other desert shrubs and perennials as well as introductory classes for beginning gardeners. She once hosted a weekly Phoenix-based radio show called "The Arizona Gardener, " and has also helped produce several television programs about gardening.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Welcome to Gardening in Texas     
How to Use Texas Getting Started Garden Guide
USDA Hardiness Zone Map 
Annuals         
Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, and Tubers         
Desert Perennials    
Grasses          
Perennials     
Roses 
Shrubs           
Trees 
Vines  
Tips for a Low-Water-Use Garden 
Coping with Deer     
Invasive Plants in Texas      
Plants for Native Gardens   
Public Gardens to Visit in Texas     
References    
Glossary         
Index 
Photo Credits
Meet Mary Irish       
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