Doug Welsh’s Texas Garden Almanac
Think of Doug Welsh’s Texas Garden Almanac as a giant monthly calendar for the entire state—a practical, information-packed, month-by-month guide for gardeners and “yardeners.” This book provides everything you need to know about flowers and garden design; trees, shrubs, and vines; lawns; vegetable, herb, and fruit gardening; and soil, mulch, water, pests, and plant care. It will help you to create beautiful, productive, healthy gardens and have fun doing it.
Writer, educator, and broadcaster Doug Welsh gives a wealth of practical gardening advice in this book. Encouraging us to “think like a plant,” Welsh holds pruning school in February, conducts a lawn clinic in April, builds a perennial garden in September, and shows us how to grow fresh vegetables for Thanksgiving. Yet this barely scratches the surface of all that is offered in this comprehensive, fun-to-use guide. With colorful and instructive illustrations and helpful information boxes, plant lists, charts, sidebars, and tips, the book is written in the engaging, conversational style that anyone who has listened to Welsh’s radio show will recognize.
Whether your passion is roses or green beans, wildflowers or trees, reading this book is like having a personal garden consultant and friend at your side. Doug Welsh’s Texas Garden Almanac will inspire you throughout the year and make you more eager than ever to get out into your garden.
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Fall Vegetable Gardening Starts Now
Hot Hot Hot and Dry Too
Preparations for Fall Bloom
Cooling Off Maybe?
Plant Wildflowers in Fall
The Layaway Plan
Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs
Lawn Fertilizing Made Simple
Will There Be a Next Generation of Vegetable Gardeners?
Gardening with Kids
Get MovingLots to Do
Fire Ant Management
HerbGrowing Hints for Texas
Managing Plant Problems
Welcome to Texas Heat
Dog Days of Summer
Expand Gardening to Containers
Change Is a Good Thing
Landscape DesignConcepts Guidelines and Fun Ideas
Tell Them before
CoolSeason Vegetables in Fall
Down Time Not Exactly
Cloning Plants through Cuttings
Grow Vertical with Vines
Living Christmas Trees
Design a LowMaintenance Landscape
New Years Resolutions for Gardeners and Yardeners
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