This page is for my fellow gardeners here in Austin, Texas.
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Texas Gardening Guide This website is designed as a complete resource for the Texas gardener. We have included information on specific regions of Texas, recommended plants for Texas gardens, and a guide to solving common problems that gardeners face in our great state.

The Red Wheelbarrow Owned by local green-thumb Colleen Dieter, Red Wheelbarrow Plant Care specializes in personalized, earth-friendly plant care for yards and gardens in Austin Tx

Articles by Skip Richter Travis County Extension Office.

Tips for Butterfly Gardening with Native Texas Plants Easy to Overlook Croton, Pipevines, Frog Fruit and Cudweed.

Month by Month in your garden

Garden Clubs that belong to The Austin Area Garden Council Inc.; when and where they meet.

A list of Garden Shows, Sales and Events coming up.

Climate PageIf your looking for the climate Records of Austin or other cities in the state, this is the place.

 
Local Gardening Groups

Native Plant Society of Texas; Austin Chapter
Austin Herb Society
Austin Pond Society
Austin Butterfly Fourm
Austin Bonsai Society
Austin Organic Gardeners
Tree Folks
Travis County Master Gardener Association
Useful Wild Plants
Austin Cactus & Succulent Society:
The Frio Canyon Garden Club
Austin Koi Club

Zilker Botanical Gardens
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Research Center
Men's Garden Club of Austin
The Austin Herb Society
Capital Area Honey Bee Stewards
Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve
Texas Bamboo Society
Heart O' Texas Orchid Society
American Botanical Council
Texas Botanical Garden Society
The Garden Club of Austin




Austin Gardening FAQ's:

Green Gardening From the City of Austin WaterShed Protection Department

Herbs that thrive in Austin soil by Ellen Zimmerman of The Austin Herb Society

The misunderstood ballmoss and what to do about Ballmoss.
Bluebonnets taking the mystery out of seed germination, planting pointers..
Everthing you want to know about Buffalo Grass.
Notes on Ferns that was compiled from my Flower Show Judging School notes.

Do you have dollor spot.
Parks & Rec's fact sheet on Oak Wilt

Be careful of that summer sun: Heat Index Chart
Monthly precipitation total redorded by the National Weather Sercice at Robert Muniipal Airport Climate Records for Austin Austin/Mabry

The Mints of Texas The Mints of Texas is an attempt to put herbarium specimens from the University of Texas at Austin Plant Resources Center Herbarium (LL and TEX collections) online with genus information, maps, collection data and images. The family contains many familiar aromatic plants. It is a large one, containing ~3,500 species in 180 genera world-wide distribution. Of the 31 genera planned for inclusion, 18 are currently online.

Average Date of First Fall Frost for Texas
Average Date of Last Spring Frost for Texas
Don't know what varietie of vegetables to buy for your garden? Recommended Vegetable Varieties
Spring Planting guide for Vegetable Crops
Travis County Planting Schedule
Texas Extension Vegetable Information

Texas FALL GARDENING GUIDE INDEX
Fall Direct Seeding Guide
Fall Gardening everything you need to know.
Some vegetables only need a short time to ripen. Careful planning can allow you to plant a succession of crops in the same space all year long
Backyard Composting A guide for composting yard and food waste from the City of Austin.
Dillo Dirt: All about Dillo Dirt compost by the City of Austin Water and Wastewater Utility.

Tree Planting Guide for Austin and the Hill Country the selection, planting and care of urban trees

Imported Fire Ant Research and Management by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service.

Take-All Patch
(Bermuda Decline) Info from Richard L. Duble on the Take-all patch fungus.
Lawn publications from Texas A & M
FAQ on Texas Native Grasses
FAQ on Texas Native Vines
Neil Sperry Now See the lead article for this months GARDEN MAGAZINE. Check out his book and his online resources.

Texas Christmas Tree Growers This site will help you locate a Christmas tree farm near you, explain why you should choose a Texas grown Christmas tree, and give you information about the different types of Christmas trees grown in Texas.They will help you locate a Christmas Farm near you.

The Texas Evapotranspiration SiteThe water requirements of specific crops and turf grasses can be calculated as a fraction of the PET. Since there are thousands of cultivated plants, we have tried to simplify matters by establishing a standard ET rate for general reference and use.

Texas Native Tree Data Base

Austin Pages

The Blue Collar Gardeners Masters of Their Trade Since... Some Time Yesterday After a long hiatus and much demand, Drew Demler and Jeff Rodgers have decided to once again join forces to bring their unique brand of fun and factual garden advice to the Austin area.

http://www.plantx.com/ What I like about Gardening in Austin

Travis County Master Gardener publication The Compost Bin

Judy Barrett's Homegrown Texas A newspaper featuring both timely and timeless information for Texas gardeners, homegrown shows how to garden successfully and enjoyably in Texas while having a positive impact on the environment. You'll learn that organic gardening is the only way to go if you want a truly Texas-friendly outdoor space.

Native Plant Society of Texas The purpose of the Native Plant Society of Texas is to promote the conservation, research and utilization of the native plants and plant habitats of Texas, through education, outreach and example.

Texas Audubon Sociey

Park Place Gardens Tom has seasonal gardening tips and ideas for the Austin Area, words from the expert and services to offer

National Wildflower Research Center

The South Austin Community Garden is a group of gardeners from diverse backgrounds who share the common philosophy of organic gardening. We have thirty-two plots where members get hands-on experience with organic gardening in the local enviroment, share information, harvest healthy delicious vegetables, and enjoy each others company. We are a totally organic garden.

Backyard Composting A guide for composting yard and food waste.

Urban Forestry Resources is an arboricultural consulting service in Austin Texas providing the knowledge and expertise you need to manage the trees in your part of the urban forest.

Horsetail Haven When first moving to the area Ann Marie made all the mistakes newcomers make--azaleas were planted and died, she couldn't understand why pansies planted in May were gone in June.  She became frustrated that her midwestern green thumb seemed to have turned black.  Then she discovered HERBS!!  This page is a description of her experiences with this wonderful group of plants.

Central Texas Gardener from KLRU