Doug Welsh's Texas Garden Almanac
Gardening, Gardens
7 x 10, 512 pp.
231 color illus. 66 b&w drawings. 8 color maps. Index.
Pub Date: 11/01/2011
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Service Series
  flexbound (with flaps)
Price:        $24.95

978-1-60344-478-1
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2008 Texas Reference Source Award, presented by the Texas Library Association
2008 Ben Franklin Award Finalist, presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association
2008 Silver Award of Achievement for Best Overall Product - Book category, presented by the Garden Writer's Association

Doug Welsh's Texas Garden Almanac

 Doug Welsh
Illustrations by Aletha St. Romain

Think of Doug Welsh’s Texas Garden Almanac as a giant monthly calendar for the entire state—a practical, information-packed, month-by-month guide for gardeners and “yardeners.” With nearly 20,000 copies sold and now in its second printing, this book provides everything you need to know about flowers and garden design; trees, shrubs, and vines; lawns; vegetable, herb, and fruit gardening; and also soil, mulch, water, pests, and plant care to create beautiful, productive, healthy gardens—and have fun doing it!
Praise for Doug Welsh's Texas Garden Almanac:
" . . . a must for all Texas gardeners."--Fort Worth Star-Telegram 
" . . . a comprehensive, fun-to-use guide full of colorful and instructive pages. The helpful boxes, plant lists, charts, sidebars, and tips in the book make it one you can pick up here and there or dive into reading all at once."--Austin American Statesman 
“Welsh has packed this month-by-month guide with information. . . .”--Houston Chronicle
". . . a must-have book for gardeners and ‘yardeners’ packed with useful information. . . a reference book that will be helpful throughout the year, not just in the prime growing seasons.”--Lubbock Avalanche-Journal 
“This month-by-month guide provides a wealth of practical advice.”--Publishers Weekly
“I find it easy to appreciate Doug Welsh’s Texas Garden Almanac, a new month-to-month illustrated horticultural guide. More than just a how-to-manual, this information-laden compendium earns its title designation as an almanac.”--Texas Gardener’s Seeds
Awards:
2008 Silver Award of Achievement for Best Overall Product and Silver Award of Achievement for Graphic Design-Book Category, sponsored by the Garden Writer's Association.
2008 Benjamin Franklin Awards, sponsored by PMA, The Independent Book Publishers Association.
2009 Texas Reference Source Award, sponsored by Texas Library Association Reference Round Table.

DOUG WELSH, a professor and associate department head in horticulture for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, served for twenty-one years as the statewide coordinator for the Texas Master Gardener program. A former gardening columnist for the San Antonio Express-News, he currently hosts a gardening call-in radio show and provides gardening tips on television each week in the Brazos Valley. He is the author of a book on xeriscaping and coeditor of the Texas Master Gardener Handbook.

What Readers Are Saying:

"This month-by-month gardening guide uses handy hints and beautiful illustrations to present the ins and outs of planting flowers, trees, vegetables, herbs and more. You'll also find tips on when to plant, managing pests, beautifying your land and designing that perfect garden." --Texas Highways


"In his Texas Garden Almanac, Doug Welsh suggests these shade trees for our area-bald cypress, Shumard oak and live oak. Note that live oaks can gorw to well over 60 feet tall and wide. They are best suited to large, expansive sites. Other good choices are Mexican sycamore, Monterrey oak, lace bark elm, Chinese pistache and bur oak."--Charla Anthony, The Eagle


“Doug Welsh offers us a wonderful month-by-month guide to gardening in Texas…with a wealth of in-depth knowledge and information on what it takes to garden in Texas. The book offers advice in a clear, concise, easy-to-read format. This has been my go-to resource book this spring.”—Gwen Michele Thomas, Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas

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