Heirloom Gardening in the South: Yesterday'S Plants for Today's Gardens

Heirloom Gardening in the South: Yesterday'S Plants for Today's Gardens

Paperback AgriLife Research and Extension Service (Paperback)

By (author) William C. Welch, By (author) Greg Grant, Foreword by Felder Rushing, Other Cynthia W. Mueller, Other Jason Powell

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  • Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 537 pages
  • Dimensions: 226mm x 259mm x 38mm | 2,041g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: College Station
  • ISBN 10: 1603442138
  • ISBN 13: 9781603442138
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations, 1 col. map

Product description

New edition of a classic work on Southern heirloom gardening . . .Heirloom plants belong in Southern gardens. Tough and adapted, tried and true, pretty and useful, these living antiques--passed through countless generations--represent the foundation of traditional gardens as we know them today. "Heirloom Gardening in the South" is a comprehensive resource that also offers a captivating, personal encounter with two dedicated and passionate gardeners whose love of heritage gardening infuses the work from beginning to end. Anyone who wants to know how to find and grow time-honored and pass-along plants or wants to create and nurture a traditional garden is sure to find this a must-have addition to their home gardening library. Inside the book: New essays on naturalizing daffodils, slips and starts, and growing fruit; A completely updated and expanded heirloom plant encyclopedia;Revised plant lists (bulbs, cemetery plants, etc.) New material on the creation of two of the authors' personal gardens Building on the popularity of the original edition, this lively, entertaining, and informative new book from two proven experts will be enthusiastically welcomed by gardeners and horticulturists throughout Texas and the South.

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William C. Welch is professor and AgriLife Extension landscape horticulturist in the Texas A&M System. He has many years of experience with garden clubs and nursery organizations and is a regular contributor to "Southern Living Magazine." On the board of directors of the Southern Garden History Society, he is also an honorary member of the Garden Club of America, which awarded him its distinguished service medal in 2008.Greg Grant is the Stephen F. Austin Gardens outreach research associate at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. A former AgriLife Extension agent and lecturer in horticulture at SFA, Grant has traveled extensively to gardens in the U. S. and Europe and is a popular speaker on garden topics throughout the South. He is a regular contributor to "Neil Sperry's Gardens" and writes the column, "In Greg's Garden," for "Texas"" Gardener."

Review quote

"You are in for a treat... Dr. Welch is one of the most knowledgeable horticultural historians in the entire United States. Enjoy!" --"Jay White"--Jay White"Master of Hort" (01/14/2013)