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Old 06-10-2008, 01:53 PM
 
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Can anyone recommend some landscape design or gardening magazines that are suitable to this area? I know there are a ton out there, but many don't really apply to the S. Texas climate. There may not be a specific one for S. Texas, but perhaps one that has more of our conditions than New England - KWIM?

I'm looking for inspiration, lots of photos and how-to of landscape, not a bunch of stories about frilly arts and crafts. I do like Sunset but that seems to be more heavily biased towards the west coast.

Suggestions?
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:23 PM
 
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I have this book Amazon.com: Neil Sperry's Complete Guide to Texas Gardening, 2nd Edition: Neil Sperry: Books It is GREAT!! My MIL gave it to me a loooong time ago and I have learned LOTS from it. check out the reviews on the website too, I'm not alone.
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I don't believe there are any magazines for South Texas gardening, but you could subscribe to the Shades of Green newsletter. It has plant recommendations and a bulleted list of advice on what you should/could be doing with your lawn and garden each month. It's distributed by email, but as far as I know, the only way to register for it is in person at the store. Oh, and the best part is that it's free!

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Old 06-10-2008, 02:29 PM
 
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Thanks for the recommendation. That really helps. There are a ton of books out there, it's hard to decide which is really good.

I feel like I'm wandering into the complete unknown. The house restoration I could handle, this is new territory for me!
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:29 PM
 
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I just re-read your post and see you are looking for magazines, not a book. I googled 'texas landscape magazine' and this came up Neil Sperry's GARDENS - The Definitive Word in Texas Horticulture

It is the same author of the book I posted earlier. I didn't know about this magazine but I might just have to subscribe to this one!! Thanks Chaka, just what I needed something else to spend money on .
J/K, this looks like a very good magazine.
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:37 PM
 
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haha.

I'm good with books too - in fact, I prefer a book, but do like the variety of a magazine. I tend not to hold subscriptions past one year, but that's just enough to give me some ideas, and my Dwell subscription is expiring, so time for something new. I have the Sunset Book - an older version, got it at Half Price Books, but like I said, kind of biased towards West Coast.

Now I may get this book AND the magazine!
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:39 PM
 
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I just re-read your post and see you are looking for magazines, not a book. I googled 'texas landscape magazine' and this came up Neil Sperry's GARDENS - The Definitive Word in Texas Horticulture
I was just looking around this website. check out the FAQ. Some good stuff in there.
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