For almost thirty years, gardeners from Dallas to San Antonio have come to depend on Cheryl Hazeltine for expert advice on getting the most from their trees, shrubs, yardscapes, flowering plants, and vegetables. Now, in this newly updated edition, lavishly illustrated in color throughout, Cheryl Hazeltine’s Central Texas Gardener brings readers reliable information on what to grow and how to grow it, including the latest tips on organic methods, a few favorite recipes, and helpful websites. Containing a generous sprinkling of sidebars, bulleted lists, and special icons that quickly guide users to pertinent information, this must-have book has the know-how you need for gardening success throughout the heart of the Lone Star State.
Critical Praise for Previous Editions:
"An excellent overview to planting in 57 counties . . . ." —Austin American-Statesman
"Amateur and seasoned gardeners will benefit . . . ." —Publishers Weekly
"This is one you can read from front to back and gain a tremendous amount of knowledge about gardening, both general and regional. The authors' conversational style and sense of humor will encourage you to linger over it, and you may soon find yourself making time to linger longer in your garden."—Gardens
"A wonderfully informative book for a region of the country with great gardening potential and challenges. . . ."—Current Books on Gardening and Botany
CHERYL HAZELTINE, of Austin, is a gardener and garden writer who has taught in the informal classes program at the University of Texas at Austin. A former landscape designer and consultant, she is the co-author of The Central Texas Gardener (1980) and The New Central Texas Gardener (1999), both published by Texas A&M University Press.
What Readers Are Saying:
"Cheryl's hunger for new gardening knowledge and her vast gardening experience make this book rich with invaluable information for Central Texas gardeners and yardeners."--Doug Welsh, author, Doug Welsh's Texas Garden Almanac
"If one wants to have a garden, a lawn, trees, flowering plants, or wants to simply control pests, one should look no further than Central Texas Gardener written by Cheryl Hazeltine with photos by Richard Hazeltine. . . It is a gardening book without peer. The author has a conversational style and a clever sense of humor, but she knows her stuff. I don't know her, but Ill bet she is 'good gal'. . . An extra dose of credit should be given to Richard, her photographer and husband. His photos are great. . . It is so informative and interesting, it is hard to put it down. Simply being able to identify plants around the place makes the book, a valuable friend. The book and its pictures make gardening a new and exciting project. . . Now if the Hazeltines can write a book just as good on raising kids, this bill be a better place. If you have a desire to grow something, get a copy of Central Texas Gardener." - Jerry Turner, Mexia Daily News