Monday, August 19, 2013

Texas A&M University Virtual Library offers popular Horticulture selections:

by (TAMU Horticulture's own) William C. Welch
foreword by Neil Sperry   
William C. Welch knew that gardeners in Texas and the South face special problems with climates and growing seasons; he penned this guide to give them the greatest chance at success. His gardening classic includes extensive photos, landscaping ideas, and planting techniques. Over 125 different perennials and more than a hundred varieties of old garden roses are detailed.

A new Texas A&M University Press edition! 

". . . the profiled plants . . . remain beautifully illustrated and Welch's gardening observations about them remain unchangeably valid and useful. . . . This book remains an enduring resource."--William Schieck,Texas Gardener's SEEDS

by Geyata Ajilvsgi 

Geyata Ajilvsgi, one of the top plant and butterfly experts in Texas, explains in engaging style how to attract some of the more than fifty beautiful Texas butterfly species to gardens. She includes in-depth butterfly profiles, descriptions of necessary food plants, and adaptable landscape plans and extensive planting options for each of seven state regions.

". . . a must for the butterfly gardener."--Houston Chronicle   

". . . the very best book on butterfly gardening! . . . Wherever you live, this book is an essential addition to your library."--American Butterflies

CLICK HERE  for details about Geyata's upcoming book signing events on September 8, 2013, at the Texas Discovery Gardens in Dallas and on October 6, 2013, at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin! 

by Chris Wiesinger and William C. Welch

The Bulb Hunter Trailer
Have you ever wondered why flowers sometimes pop up in the strangest places? What stories do these flowers tell, and why are they important to southern and global horticulture legacy?

Follow Chris Wiesinger as he tracks  
down bulbs and digs up history. He teams up with the legendary  William C. Welchto deliver advice on how to properly grow bulbs that have been rescued from obscurity and reintroduced into modern gardening landscapes. Read more.         

"Wiesinger makes a living finding pretty things in ravaged places. . . . resilient flowers without patrician connotation that thrive in areas largely lost to the economic revival of the New South. His is the world of old cotton towns, condemned properties, abandoned buildings and houses where torn sofas crest on bowed porch fronts."--New York Times

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