Texas Home Landscaping

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Creative Homeowner, 2006 - Gardening - 223 pages
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Texas Home Landscaping is an updated, expanded edition of Creative Homeowner's award-winning best seller on landscaping Texas-style. Readers will find inspiring ideas for making the home landscape more attractive and functional. The 54 featured designs are created by landscape professionals from the region and use more than 200 plants that thrive in the southeast. Detailed instructions for projects such as paths, patios, ponds, and arbors are also included. Over 450 full-color photos and paintings are complemented by easy, step-by-step instructions. The Lone Star state will be in full bloom with Texas Home Landscaping

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I just built a new home last year on an acre of land with varying slopes and space and was quoted $15,000 for landscaping. I decided to do it myself over time...this book is one of the best I've ever picked up mainly because it is specific for Texas. The layout of detail is great for the home gardener including renderings and real pictures of so many plants for so many situtations around the home.  

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About the author (2006)

Greg Grant is a horticulturist with the Stephen F. Austin State University Pineywoods Native Plant Center in Nacogdoches. He previously held positions with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Louisiana State University, Lone Star Growers, San Antonio Botanical Garden, and Mercer Arboretum. He is a regular contributor to Texas Gardener, Neil Sperry's Gardens, and Ornamental Outlook magazines and co-author of The Southern Heirloom Garden..

Roger Holmes is the founding editor of Fine Gardening magazine. He co-edited the monumental Taylor's Master Guide to Gardening and other highly regarded gardening books, and produced the seven-book regional landscaping series of which this book is part.

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