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.
PageIf your looking for the climate Records of Austin or other cities in the state, this is the place.
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.
taking the mystery out of seed germination, planting pointers..
Everthing you want to know about Buffalo
Notes on Ferns that was compiled from
my Flower Show Judging School notes.
Do you have dollor
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
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
Planting guide for Vegetable Crops
Travis County Planting Schedule
Texas Extension Vegetable Information
Texas FALL GARDENING GUIDE INDEX
Direct Seeding Guide
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
Composting A guide for composting yard and food waste
from the City of Austin.
Dirt: All about Dillo Dirt compost by the City of
Austin Water and Wastewater Utility.
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.
publications from Texas A & M
FAQ on Texas Native
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
- Zone Map
Interactive USDA Gardening and Plant Hardiness Zone Map for Texas. Based on the 1990 USDA Hardiness Zone Map, this interactive version covers the state of Texas which ranges from USDA Zone 6a to USDA Zone 9b.
United States Plant-Hardiness
Detailed USDA hardiness zone map for Texas (and every other state)