Texas Cooperative Extension,
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas


April 2004

Edited by:
Dr. Douglas F. Welsh


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.




Coreopsis (Coreopsis grandiflora)
by Dr. William C. Welch

Dog Friendly Gardens: Garden Friendly Dogs
by Cheryl S. Smith

Book Review by Dr. Douglas F. Welsh

Daylily Rust: An Avoidable Nuisance
All-American Daylily Selection Council

USDA Daylily Rust Alert

Garden Checklist for April, 2004
by Dr. William C. Welch

As American As Tomatoes
by Carol Cammack, CEA Horticulture
Harris County, TX

Morning Glories and Moonflowers
By Cynthia W. Mueller


Photographs by Cynthia W. Mueller
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