How to Grow Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest: Revised and Updated Edition

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University of Texas Press, May 15, 2001 - Gardening - 566 pages
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Since its first publication in 1986, How to Grow Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest has set the standard for both home and professional gardeners. Written when the native plant movement was just getting started, it helped convert a generation of gardeners to the practical and aesthetic values of using drought-tolerant plants in southwestern landscapes.

In this new edition, Jill Nokes has extensively rewritten every section to include the latest information on the production, cultivation, and landscape use of native plants. She has added over 75 new species and updated the propagation and care information for the original 350 species of trees, shrubs, and woody vines. In addition to the individual plant descriptions, she also devotes whole chapters to gathering and storing seeds, seed germination, planting, vegetative propagation, and transplanting. With this wealth of clearly presented, easy-to-reference information, How to Grow Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest will remain the last word on this subject.

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Review: How to Grow Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest

User Review  - Pam Penick - Goodreads

Sparingly though beautifully illustrated, this book is great for those who wish to propagate or learn more about the habits of native Texas plants. Written by Austin designer Jill Nokes, who helped popularize the native-plant movement. Read full review

Review: How to Grow Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest

User Review  - Claire - Goodreads

My Mom's book. Everything you ever need to know about native Texas plants. Mom gots the knowledge, yo. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Jill Nokes is a landscape designer in Austin, Texas.

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