Over the years, I’ve been asked where I learned about yard care. I always say everything I learned, I learned from Neil Sperry and his book Complete Guide To Texas Gardening.
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This book has been my go-to for over 20 years. The info and the guidance has stood the test of time and when there’s something I can’t remember or something I think I’m missing, I refer back to the book and BAM! there’s just the thing I was looking for.
It’s packed with photographs to help dentify unknown-to-you plants. It covers zones and lawns and shrubs and trees. It even has botanical drawings to help identify the stuff growing around you. The book is worth every bit of the money you’ll pay for it.
You don’t have to take my word for it. Check out these reviews:
I know that offering a book on Texas gardening is a bit limiting for some of you guys, but my bigger point is I’m sure there is a book for every state. Go find it. Talk to the master gardeners at your local nurseries. They’ll know.
Sure, you can look online and find websites for your area, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve taken this book outside to match his pics or drawings with my plants. Invaluable!
If you live in Texas and are new to gardening or caring for a lawn, this is the book to own.
I just started container gardening this spring and am having to move to raised beds because my garden is starting to explode. I'm super excited about finding this book! YAY!
Tuesday 26th of May 2015
I have done both kinds of gardening and prefer the beds for that very reason. So glad you're finding success (and you're going to love the book)!
Friday 17th of April 2015
If you're a first time gardener, or you've inherited your garden along with your house,
then you'll probably not have noticed that your garden has a shaded area.
Soaker hoses do not waste as much water as sprinklers but are still easier than hand-watering the organic garden. Planting the aromatic flowers and culinary herbs in your garden, you can maintain the fresh
atmosphere in your surrounding and get the fresh herbs whenever required.
Jeannie @ For what it's worth
Wednesday 15th of April 2015
I love Neil Sperry and used his calendar for years.