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By Douglas F. Welsh

Think of Doug Welsh’s Texas backyard Almanac as an immense per thirty days calendar for the total state—a sensible, information-packed, month-by-month advisor for gardeners and “yardeners.” This booklet presents every thing you must find out about plants and backyard layout; bushes, shrubs, and vines; lawns; vegetable, herb, and fruit gardening; and soil, mulch, water, pests, and plant care. it is going to assist you to create attractive, effective, fit gardens and feature enjoyable doing it.

author, educator, and broadcaster Doug Welsh offers a wealth of functional gardening recommendation during this publication. Encouraging us to “think like a plant,” Welsh holds pruning college in February, conducts a garden medical institution in April, builds a perennial backyard in September, and indicates us the best way to develop clean greens for Thanksgiving. but this slightly scratches the outside of all that's provided during this finished, fun-to-use consultant. With colourful and instructive illustrations and worthwhile details packing containers, plant lists, charts, sidebars, and guidance, the e-book is written within the enticing, conversational type that any one who has listened to Welsh’s radio exhibit will recognize.

no matter if your ardour is roses or eco-friendly beans, wildflowers or timber, examining this booklet is like having a private backyard advisor and pal at your part. Doug Welsh’s Texas backyard Almanac will motivate you all year long and make you extra keen than ever to get out into your garden.

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The affinity for water that drier air has literally sucks water from the leaf surface. This suction has tre- mendous strength. Add to this the abil- nutrients they moisture drawn through the roots. Humans ingest nutrients from food and vitamin supple- ments. The plant does it through the process of transpiration. , heart) in a plant. naturally or from fertilizer supplements, then the plant will suffer from nutrient deficiency. This will be seen as slower growth rate (or no growth), yellowing leaves, or unhealthy appearance.

Cut off dead portions of perenni- als killed by freezing weather; if you can tolerate ugly, delay pruning until early spring. Garden Design • Take time in midwinter to dream about new additions to the land- cool enough for these “Yankee” bulbs flower beds, a birdbath or statuary, or to root and flower well in Texas. • Plant or tend already-planted, cool-season annual flowers, such as calendula, cyclamen, dianthus, Johnny-jump-ups, ornamental kale and cabbage, pansies, petunias, snapdragons, stock, sweet alyssum, and violas.

Herbicides should be a last resort; besides, most are not effective in cool temperatures. , dead meter. leaves, flowers, and twigs) from plant- ings, vegetable gardens, and fruit disease or insect pests, so don’t put it • Water lawns, landscape plant- plantings if the ground is dry and frost is predicted. Regardless, water at least once in January in the absence of significant rain. Under dry soil ing beds. This debris may harbor plant in the compost pile. This “sanitation” task reduces future disease and insect infestations.

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