Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas


 

November-December, 2009

Edited by:
Dr. Douglas F. Welsh

PROFESSOR & LANDSCAPE HORTICULTURIST

Editorial Assistant:
Cynthia W. Mueller

HORTICULTURE UPDATE is designed as a source of information for Texas AgriLife Extension Service County Extension Agents and Specialists to utilize in local news releases and as part of their educational programs across Texas, but will also appeal to gardeners and plant-lovers of all kinds, especially those interested in growing plants under the tough conditions of Texas and the Southern United States. Our information is oriented for Texas gardeners and Texas conditions.

Each issue includes a monthly checklist for suggested garden activities along with articles on gardening topics and profiles of plants especially suitable for Texas and the South. Another feature of the publication is information about forthcoming educational opportunities sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

Dr. William C. Welch and Dr. Douglas F. Welsh, both Extension Horticulturists in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University, share editorial responsibilities for the newsletter. Articles from County Extension Agents (Horticulture), and Specialists in related disciplines are welcome and encouraged.


WEB CONSTRUCTION BY
CYNTHIA MUELLER

 

 

All Plants Have a Place in Water Efficient Landscapes
Dr. Douglas F. Welsh, Professor & Landscape Horticulturist, Texas AgriLife Extension Service

Possum-haw Holly (Ilex deciduosa)
Dr. William C. Welch, Professor & Landscape Horticulturist, Texas AgriLife Extension Service

Christmas Cactus
Cynthia W. Mueller, Master Gardener, Galveston County

Is This A Weed? Differentiating cottage garden seedlings from surrounding weeds
Dr. William C. Welch, Professor & Landscape Horticulturist, Texas AgriLife Extension Service

Upcoming Landscape Design Study Course IV: Feb. 22-23, 2010
Dr. William C. Welch, Professor & Landscape Horticulturist, Texas AgriLife Extension Service

Garden Checklist for November-December, 2009
Dr. William C. Welch, Professor & Landscape Horticulturist, Texas AgriLife Extension Service


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Photographs by Cynthia W. Mueller