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Landscaping With Native Plants Of Texas - 2nd Edition

In this comprehensive, richly illustrated guide, author George Oxford Miller provides the "how-to," "when-to," and "what-to" for gardeners, landscapers, and homeowners throughout Texas. Have you ever planted a beautiful—and expensive—shrub in your yard and watched it slowly die because it was in the wrong location? Insufficient sunlight, too much water, improper soil, or too hot an exposure can turn the nursery-perfect specimen into an eyesore. This all-in-one DIY guide helps you beautify your yard using low-maintenance native plants specifically adapted to your local growing conditions. Whether as foundation hedges, mass plantings, or accent shrubs, Texas’ vast offering of native species can bring year-round beauty to any lawn space. Covering wildflowers, shrubs, trees, vines, cacti, and groundcovers, this book selects the species that combine ornamental qualities, growth habit, adaptability, and year-round beauty for the highest landscape value. Chapters include photos, maps, charts, and design samples to provide guidelines for species selection and planting, ongoing maintenance, landscape design, and water and energy conservation. Plant descriptions provide detailed habitat requirements for hundreds of native plants, and photos illustrate how each plant looks in the landscape. In Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas, new and experienced gardeners alike will find the facts and advice needed to choose the plants best adapted for their particular landscape. The ornamental beauty of Texas’ native species and the economic advantages of using plants adapted to the local climate demonstrate that the best for our landscapes often comes from our own backyards. And perhaps most importantly, using native plants encourages the repair and preservation of natural plant communities and the wildlife they shelter.

Paperback: 192 pages

Publisher: Voyageur Press; Second Edition, Second edition (February 25, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0760344418

ISBN-13: 978-0760344415

Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.5 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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This is a gardening book that makes me spend hours reading and plotting things to do and plant in my own landscape! I could barely put it down, and the information and explanations were tremendous, not to mention the pictures! This is my new "Go To" book for gardening!

One of the best "fits-the-needs" of the common gardener wanting to use native plants. The lists are invaluable and contains informtion on a few that you just do not find in common gardenng books. Two Standing Cypress up!

Handy if you are just starting out in Texas gardening or need more info on wild scape/xeriscape.. Good lists. Would be even better with companion plant ideas/photos.

Worthwhile only if you know the technical names of the plants. Very difficult to follow and it doesn't help with a nursery if you bring up the technical terms to them.

The plant books were my gift to me and they are beautiful as well as helpful and complete. Great pictures and information on Texas Natives!

Great book, offers sample plans for each region and suggested plants

well done-great photos and descriptions

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