J. Howard Garrett's Texas Organic Gardening PDF

By J. Howard Garrett

ISBN-10: 0884155056

ISBN-13: 9780884155058

Howard Garrett makes use of his years of expertise as an natural gardening professional to offer you straight forward, step by step directions for transforming into vegetation, bushes, shrubs, herbs, end result, greens, and grasses the typical approach. realize how effortless it's to develop fit, attractive vegetation with out the danger in your family members, pets, and the surroundings.

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An e asy-to-grow annual with dark burgundy leaves. Growth habits are similar to that of coleus or basil , in fact, it looks like opal basil . Planted from seed or transplants, it will reseed easily each year. It is beautiful in con­ trast with gray plants su�h as dusty miller, wormwood, or southernwood. Plant in sun or partial shade. Parsley Petrose linum crispum Curly parsley is a favorite as a gar­ nish due to its pretty leaf, but Italian or flat leaf parsley is a more flavorable herb. All parsley is high in Vitamin C.

Siberian elm is the worst choice of all . It is incorrectly called Chinese elm. It has severe elm leafbeetle infes­ tation every year and is susceptible to Dutch elm disease. Wind damage due to weak wood is also a problem. Honeylocust continues to be used by some people but borers love it, and it just never seems to be healthy here. ground too heavily, uses too much water, and is the target for several insects and diseases. I ts root system is highly destructive to lawns, walks, driveways, and pipes.

Plant in sun. Height of 1 2 to 36 inches. Will reseed and spread. Most common color is yellow. Plant in sun. Height of 1 2 to 24 inches. Purple coneflower Echinacea angustifolia Brightly colored flowers of dark pink with yellow centers in early to mid­ summer in sunny areas. Carefree and drought-tolerant. Reaches height of 2 to 3 feet. E. purpurea is a lower growing variety with larger, brighter flowers. Daylilly Coreopsis Coreopsis spp. Hemerocallis spp. Looks good most o f the year and great while in bloom May to August.

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