Plants for Houston and the Gulf Coast

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University of Texas Press, Jan 1, 2010 - Gardening - 164 pages
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Whether you're a first-time homeowner, dedicated gardener, or landscape professional, if you're gardening on the Gulf Coast, you need Howard Garrett's Plants for Houston and the Gulf Coast. Garrett is one of Texas's top organic gardening experts, and gardeners rely on him for accurate, sensible advice about what to plant and how to maintain healthy yards and landscapes without synthetic fertilizers and toxic pesticides. In Plants for Houston and the Gulf Coast, Garrett presents nearly 400 plants, both native and adapted, that grow well in Southeast Texas.

Like all of Howard Garrett's books, Plants for Houston and the Gulf Coast is loaded with indispensable gardening information:

  • Nearly 400 trees, shrubs, groundcovers and vines, annuals and perennials, and grasses
  • 400 full-color, close-up photos of the plants
  • Expert information about each plant's appearance, growing requirements, landscape uses, potential problems, and other interesting facts
  • Precise, easy-to-follow instructions about how to design a garden, prepare the soil, install trees and other plants, grow grass and control weeds, and maintain the landscape and control pests
  • A detailed gardening calendar for Southeast Texas that lists specific plants to plant and maintenance tasks to perform each month

No other book currently available provides such extensive and reliable information for Texas Gulf Coast gardeners.

 

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Contents

PLANTING DESIGN
2
PLANT INSTALLATIONTHE NATURAL WAY
5
PLANT MAINTENANCE
18
MAINTENANCE BY THE CALENDER
28
TREES
40
SHRUBS SORT OF SHRUBS
75
GROUND COVERS VINES
101
ANNUALS PERENNIALS
114
GRASSES
142
RECOMMENDED READING
147
INDEX
149
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HOWARD GARRETT is the author of fourteen books, a landscape architect, certified arborist, horticulturist, and organic practitioner. He promotes his organic gardening program, The Natural Way, through his KSKY-660 AM radio show and across the country on the Salem Radio Network, a weekly column in the Dallas Morning News, the monthly DIRT magazine, and the natural organic web site www.dirtdoctor.com, as well as through regional and national speaking engagements.

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