Edited by:
Dr. William C. Welch


Editorial Assistant:
Cynthia W. Mueller

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 Texas Cooperative Extension.

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.



Tenth Annual Oktober Gartenfest - "Creating a Texas Country Garden...A Harvest of Ideas"
By Dr. William C. Welch

Garden Humor
By Jessie Gunn Stephens

By Dr. William C. Welch

Oxeye Daisy
By Dr. William C. Welch

Pressure-treated Wood Under Pressure
By David S. Jones

Wood Preservatives - What Are Some Of The Terms?
By Dr. Douglas F. Welsh

Garden Checklist for October, 2003
By Dr. William C. Welch

Book Review: "Specialty Cut Flowers: The Production of Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs and Woody Plants for Fresh and Dried Cut Flowers" by Allan M. Armitage and Judy M. Laushman
Reviewed by Cynthia W. Mueller


Photographs by Cynthia W. Mueller
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