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Native Texas Gardens: Maximum Beauty Minimum Upkeep

Explore more than 600 gardens that make the most of the Lone Star State's home-grown greenery.

Paperback: 208 pages

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing (October 10, 2003)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1589790588

ISBN-13: 978-1589790582

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11.1 inches

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

Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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I was disappointed in latest Wasowski book. Projects by landscape architects using Texas natives seemed more like Texas architectural guide.Pictures were small and one did not recognize xeriscape award recipient,Ron Bolton of Dripping Springs. References in back were useful.Good coffee table/novice gardener book.

An eye-opening look at what can be done with natives. This book probably couldn't have been done ten years ago, but clearly the native plant movement is alive and well and growing by leaps and bounds. Common sense gardening. A must for any Texas homeowner.

I bought this book hoping it would help me plan and grow a Texas garden. It's just a book about other people's gardens, and often it didn't even describe the plants used in each or even the planning process. Nice photos. Not a how to book.

Not as helpful as their previous book. If you're wanting a nice coffee table book that shows a handful of beautiful native gardens from around the state, then you should be perfectly happy with this book. The gardens are beautiful. If you're looking for how those gardens were created, or how would like to understand how you might obtain the same results yourself, you will be disappointed.

This book shows several different Texas landscapes using natives. There are no detailed planting diagrams, but there are Loads of very high quality beautiful pictures of the landscapes showcased. The photos are so nice, that they have really inspired me! There is a written description of each example landscape and the story behind it. The descriptions under the photos point out the different plants used. Bottom line: I love this book! Now you know what to expect from this book. I am glad I have it, I like to go back and browse through it every so often.

This book is not a plant guide (see the authors' other book for that), but gives a great background into native plant landscaping with many example gardens and designs. A great companion to the Wasowski's other book, Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region, does include a native plant guide.

This is the greatest common sense resource for transforming your yard into a lower upkeep, water saving, natural oasis. With accompanying photos, your imagination will be helped along to envision your dream yard.

Classic for Texas gardeners! Highly recommended for any one who is interested in adding natives to their landscape. With our droughty climate and heat we need to rely on the proven results of our beautiful native plants.

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