A Book For All Texas Gardeners

Normally I stick with herb-specific topics, but this time I want to alert my fellow Texas gardeners to a newly-revised edition of a must-have gardening book for the Lone Star State. I am referring to Neil Sperry’s Lone Star Gardening. This comprehensive hardback reference is a distillation of Neil Sperry’s decades of experience with Texas gardeners and their gardening problems. This replaces the green gardening book with the Texas boot on the front cover that so many of us have in our personal library.

This new edition of Neil Sperry’s Lone Star Gardening  is organized around the gardener’s questions. Each type of plant – Shrubs, Trees, Vines, Groundcovers, etc. – has a separate section filled with useful information such as best time to plant, choosing the right size, which varieties flower and when,  and what to do in certain problem spots in the garden. These tips are followed by the “meat and potatoes” section: a detailed table showing the size, sun/shade preferences, watering needs, insect problems, and where in Texas each plant will grow best. With this book a new homeowner or a landscape architect can find useful information.

Anyone who has ever seen Neil speak to a crowd knows he is the quintessential gardening expert for Texas. He can speak in-depth and from experience about any topic thrown at him – and he does it with a calm assurance. This easy going demeanor comes out in his writing, whether through his magazine or in this new publication. If you can afford just one gardening book, this is the one to get. The book is listed as $32.95 but for a limited time it is available directly from Neil for $28.95. Click here for more details.

 

Subscribe to My Newsletter

Powered by Robly

Recent Blog Posts

  • (Original File name; FC Roses, mixed colors C2I046BJ.jpg)

    The Latest on Roses

    June 06, 2017

    Roses are one of the most popular and commonly grown flowers. Since 2004, when the Knockout® rose was introduced they have become so common in the U…

  • Harvesting Basil

    So You Want a Bigger Basil Harvest

    May 05, 2017

    If you’ve planted basil in your garden this year, I can guarantee you are already thinking of how you can use this spicy, aromatic herb. Now you are c…

  • Expert Researching

    ‘Expert’ Is Not a Four-Letter Word

    April 04, 2017

    The internet is a fine and wonderful thing. However it has caused our society to develop certain schizophrenic tendencies when it comes to expertise….

  • Crowded Fish

    Excuse Me, Martha Stewart?

    March 03, 2017

    A few days ago I got a question via Facebook from a friend in Idaho. She had seen an article from the Martha Stewart website with five tips on how to…

  • Spring Flower

    Starting Your Spring Garden

    March 03, 2017

    Spring has come a little early this year. I’m seeing signs all throughout my garden. The daffodils that poked through the soil in late January are n…

Topics:

The Herb ‘n Cowgirl is a member of