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In today's South, where fine gardening is a tradition, many homeowners and professional gardeners are discovering a vast new palette of plant materials-native plants. They are realizing that these native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, groundcovers, vines, and grasses are far better suited, and therefore easier to grow and maintain, than most of the imported plants that populate traditional landscapes. In this book, the authors offer an exciting vision of the many possibilities and advantages of going native. Lavishly illustrated with more than 250 gorgeous color photographs, this book is both an introduction to more than 200 of the most familiar and easiest-to-find native plants of the South and a basic primer on how to use them effectively.
In 2002, while the western United States was undergoing its severest drought in recorded history, home gardeners and professional landscapers alike turned to hardy native plants to replace their thirsty exotics. Xeriscaping-literally, dry landscaping -emerged from the shadows of traditional gardening to become the trendy if not dominant inspiration for garden design. In Requiem for a Lawnmower Sally and Andy Wasowski offer a timely manifesto on this more naturalistic approach to gardening, working with Mother Nature, not fighting her. Consisting of practical advice as well as calls to action, the Wasowski's professed hope is that Requiem for a Lawnmower will send you into the garden-and the voting booth-with a fresh perspective.
Explore more than 600 gardens that make the most of the Lone Star State's home-grown greenery.
In this indispensable guide, you'll find landscape designs for every type of terrain found in Texas-from the Gulf Coast to the Panhandle, and from East Texas to West of the Pecos. This book also includes 21 landscaping design plans that are sure to inspire even the most traditional homeowner to go native.