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


July-August 2004

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.




Hardy Hibiscus
by Dr. William C. Welch

Information on the Landscape Design Study Course III Series XIX
September 20-22, 2004

Dr. William C. Welch, Professor & Landscape Horticulturist
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Catalpa: Catalpa bignonioides
Cynthia W. Mueller, College Station, TX

Avoiding a Fish Fry: Hazards of Warm Water in Your Pool
Aquatic Designs, Inc

Upcoming Trip to Northern California Gardens and the Wine Country
hosted by Dr. & Mrs. William C. Welch

Fall Gardening in Texas - Prepare Now
Texas Earthkind Landscape &
Gardening Guidelines

Information on the Oktober Gartenfest
October 22-23, 2004, Winedale, TX

Dr. William C. Welch, Chairman

Garden Checklist for July-August, 2004
by Dr. William C. Welch


Photographs by Cynthia W. Mueller
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