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The Southern Living Garden Book: Completely Revised, All-New Edition

When it first hit the shelves in 1998, it took the South by storm. After all, it was the first major, comprehensive gardening encyclopedia solely dedicated to the South. Now there’s a new reason to celebrate. The 2004 edition is bigger, brighter, and bolder than ever, with more luscious photography, updated plant listings, and a special focus on native and heritage plants. Find the right plant for every place with Plant Selection Guides and 7,000 plant listings keyed to the Southern Living climate maps. With hundreds of practical hints and tips—plus some garden gospel from Southern Living’s resident experts—this is the single most authoritative source for gardening in the South. Key Features: -New American Horticultural Society Heat Zone Map and plant ratings -2,000 new plant entries -More than 1,200 all-new, full-color plant illustrations -More than 1,300 color photographs -New Practical Guide to Gardening, -70-page section of tips and techniques -Updated list of mail-order nurseries and Southern public gardens

Hardcover: 720 pages

Publisher: Oxmoor House; 2 edition (January 1, 2004)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0376039094

ISBN-13: 978-0376039095

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.5 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)

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Texas is in a funny location. It's too far west to be considered southern. It's too east to be called the West. It's somewhat south to be called part of the Great Plains. Yet it's referred to as all those things. I consider it Texas and home. Nevertheless, the Southern Living Garden Book includes Texas, albeit not very well.First off, the Southern Living Garden Book is, in my experience, the best general reference available because of its extensive plant encyclopedia and the inclusion of the American Horticultural Society's heat zones. But the book is in need of some editing and updates.The heat zone map included in this book remains a work in progress. Their map puts us in Heat Zone 9, but we're really Zone 10, based upon my examination of historical temperature data and gardening experience. This year, due to the drought, we were Zone 11. You have to keep such variations in mind, because the El Niño/La Niña cycles may raise and lower your heat zone from year to year. This year taught me to move more towards Xeriscape. Also, a thermometer survey showed that near the south-facing street is as much as 20° hotter than just 30 feet back under the Pecans. (We're installing a 60 foot dedicated cacti/succulent bed.) Considering these factors in your landscape plan will make the Southern Living Garden Book a more valuable reference when you look for the right plants for your nano-climates.Some plants were inaccurately rated for both heat and cold hardiness by the Southern Living Garden Book, experience showing that they aren't tough enough for our heat. For example, they claim Fatsia japonica is hardy enough for Heat Zone 12. Hah, hah. Experience shows it's perhaps good for Zone 9. We had one below-average summer and it lived.

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