Master Gardener Publications

Garden Guide CoverThe Travis County Master Gardeners produce publications to help Austin area gardeners and educators.

The Award-winning Garden Guide for Austin and Vicinity, 4th edition, is available at many local nursery and gardening stores for just $14.95 plus tax.  For wholesale information, email us at tcmgabooks@gmail.com.

Here is what people are saying about the Garden Guide for Austin & Vicinity:

“The Master Gardener Garden Guide is one of Central Texas’ best resources for new gardeners. When, what, where and how to garden is all beautifully laid out with a month-to-month outline of what to do. Of the different tools one needs to garden, the Garden Guide is one of the more important ones.” — John Dromgoole, The Natural Gardener.

“The Garden Guide for Austin and Vicinity is a must have monthly planting, buying, and forcasting aid followed avidly by our garden staff at Breed & Co. and many of our clients.”  – Brian Richardson, Breed & Co.

“A thorough and helpful resource for Austin gardeners.” — Joe Hammer, Director of Product Marketing & Licensing, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

 

Drought Resistant GardeningFilled with collective wisdom from local gardening experts, Creating a Drought-Resistant Garden in Central Texas is about surviving and thriving when Mother Nature brings dry weather. Included are ways to conserve water in the garden without sacrificing the entire area to a no-water “zero-scape” area of stone, desert cacti or sun-withered succulents.

Creating a Drought-Resistant Garden in Central Texas is available at many local nurseries and gardening stores for just $24.95 plus tax.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The informative Travis County Master Gardener newsletter, The Compost Bin, is produced monthly and can be downloaded here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

brocc-butterfliesBroccoli to Butterflies: School Garden Templates is a school gardening program that coincides with the September through May academic year. It is a long-term planting program using cool-season vegetables and herbs to attract and nourish bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

This publication is in Acrobat PDF format and can be downloaded here free of charge.