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.” With nearly 20,000 copies sold and now in its second printing, this book provides everything you need to know about flowers and garden design; trees, shrubs, and vines; lawns; vegetable, herb, and fruit gardening; and also soil, mulch, water, pests, and plant care to create beautiful, productive, healthy gardens—and have fun doing it!
Praise for Doug Welsh's Texas Garden Almanac:
" . . . a must for all Texas gardeners."--Fort Worth Star-Telegram
" . . . a comprehensive, fun-to-use guide full of colorful and instructive pages. The helpful boxes, plant lists, charts, sidebars, and tips in the book make it one you can pick up here and there or dive into reading all at once."--Austin American Statesman
“Welsh has packed this month-by-month guide with information. . . .”--Houston Chronicle
". . . a must-have book for gardeners and 'yardeners' packed with useful information. . . a reference book that will be helpful throughout the year, not just in the prime growing seasons.”--Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
“This month-by-month guide provides a wealth of practical advice.”--Publishers Weekly
“I find it easy to appreciate Doug Welsh's Texas Garden Almanac, a new month-to-month illustrated horticultural guide. More than just a how-to-manual, this information-laden compendium earns its title designation as an almanac.”--Texas Gardener's Seeds
2008 Silver Award of Achievement for Best Overall Product and Silver Award of Achievement for Graphic Design-Book Category, sponsored by the Garden Writer's Association.
2008 Benjamin Franklin Awards, sponsored by PMA, The Independent Book Publishers Association.
2009 Texas Reference Source Award, sponsored by Texas Library Association Reference Round Table.
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