APRIL 2001 To read an article, click on it in the Table of Contents below
HORTICULTURE UPDATE is designed as a source of information for 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 Agricultural 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.

Edited by
Dr. William C. Welch
Professor and Landscape Horticulturist
Texas A&M University


Mexican Tuberose
By Dr. William C. Welch
Garden Checklist for April 2001
By Dr. William C. Welch
Soil Temperature
By Dr. Jerry Parsons
Annuals Easiest-to-Grow From Seeds
Annual Attractions
By J. B. Jones
Five Reasons To Go Organic

Editorial Assistant
Cynthia W. Mueller, Master Gardener
Galveston County
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