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Gardening with Nature in Texas

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ISBN-10: 1556228910

ISBN-13: 9781556228919

Edition: 2002

Authors: Karen M. Breneman

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Tips on gardening in the shade, alternatives to turf grasses, and producing healthy, vegetables are included.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date: 2/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction
Texas Diversity--How and Why
Geological History
Ecoregions
Native, Naturalized, Heirloom, and Degenerates
Plant Nomenclature
Species Selection
Heritage Plants
Annuals and Perennials
Soil Requirements
Regional Conditions
Attracting Wildlife
Waterwise Gardening
Principles of Efficient Landscape Design
Irrigation
Texas Wildflowers
Wildflower Viewing
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Growing Wildflowers
Wildflower Seeds
Texas Wildscapes--Habitat Gardening
Habitat Layers
Food, Water, and Shelter
Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies
Wildscapes Backyard Habitat Program
Alternatives to Turf--Ground Covers
Soil Preparation
Plant Spacing
Groundwork
Ground Cover Choices
Native Turf Grasses
Trees and What Grows Beneath
Choosing the Right Tree
Site Selection
Planting the Tree
Creating a Woodland
Degrees of Shade
Homegrown Vegetables and Companions
Basic Requirements
Diversify with Companion Plants
Seedlings or Seeds?
Fertilizing
Water Gardening--Wetland Ecosystems
Understanding the Ecosystem
Location, Size, and Type
Installing the Pool or Pond
Earthen Ponds
Water Plants
Controlling Pond Algae
Animal Life
Maintenance
Thieves and Robbers
Texas Parks and Wildlife Illegal Plants
Invasive Trees
Other Undesirable Plants
Invasive Birds
Integrated Pest Management
Eliminating Pests
Predators and Parasites
Biological Controls
Three Principles of IPM
Fire Ants
Two-Step Fire Ant Control
Be Responsible with Pesticides
Fire Ant Predators
Compost--Gardener's Gold
Items to Avoid
Creating a Compost "Pile"
Compost Recipe
Problems and Solutions
Composting for the Apartment Dweller
Don't Bag It! Use It!
Proper Pruning
Pruning Tools and Techniques
Include Nature
Evaluation and Planning
Water Drainage Issues
Overgrown Plants
Rejuvenating Planting Beds
Adding Pathways and Structures
Cats, Dogs, Armadillos, and Other Critters
Controlling the Invaders
Sustainability
Lunch With Lucy
Recommended Reading
Organizations
Wildscape Plan
Index