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Home Landscaping: Texas, Including Oklahoma is the latest edition in Creative Homeowner’s best-selling Regional Home Landscaping series, providing easy, practical ideas to beautify outdoor environments. Starting with the 200 best plants that thrive in the region, landscape professionals from Texas created 46 outdoor design concepts. Included are easy-to-follow instructions to create the paths, fences, walls, and arbors included in the designs, as well as information on plant care and maintenance. Clearly written in friendly style, Home Landscaping: Texas provides the reader with enough insider advice to turn even a novice gardener into a landscape pro.
Very informative for designing and planting landscape beds.
Contains pictures and information about suggested plants. Has detailed instructions for building and installation of projects. This publisher also has books for different regions in the United States and Canada.
About half of this book is sample landscape plans for different landscape situations. The plans are color drawings and there are real photos scattered throughout with the actual plants. I like how many of the plans show what the gardens will look like in the different seasons.
The second half of the book is implementation of the plans. General information on planting, along with information on installing ponds, patios, fence, etc is included.
I think this book would be good for someone who didn't have a lot of time to invest in researching individual plants to design a garden.