Featured Collection: Gardening and Agriculture

By Maria Barker, Access Librarian

The warm days and greenery outside have made it clear that Spring is here. If you are like me, the onset of this season gets you wondering about what it takes to turn a plot of dirt into more than just mud. Whether you are looking for tips to improve your gardening game or need fundamentals on keeping a plant alive, the latest Featured Collection on Gardening and Agriculture holds some inspiration and information to help you and your plants grow. Our selection includes publications from the Texas document, US document, and Main collections. In case you are looking for a quick read, we also selected several pamphlets from the US and Texas Document collections that introduce a subject or provide a brief overview of some gardening basics.

To search for these books and more, check out our catalog at www.tsl.texas.gov/catalog. If you are interested in checking out a title on our Featured Collection shelf, please visit the Reference Desk in room 109. Below is the complete list of titles you’ll find on our Featured Collection shelf this month.

Title Author Call No. Collection
Gardening in south Texas Renton, Paul A. 635.9 R298 1971 MAIN
Grasses, pods, vines, weeds : decorating with Texas plants Steitz, Quentin 747.98 ST37G OVER-T MAIN
Harder than hardscrabble : oral recollections of the farming life from the edge of the Texas Hill Country Sitton, Thad, 1941- 976.4287 H218s MAIN
Herb gardening in Texas Meltzer, Sol 635.7 M496H MAIN
How to grow native plants of Texas and the southwest Nokes, Jill 635.9 N699H MAIN
Landscapes and gardens for historic buildings : a handbook for reproducing and creating authentic landscape settings Favretti, Rudy J. and Favretti, Joy Putman 712.6 F279L MAIN
Landscaping with native Texas plants Wasowski, Sally 635.951764 W282L MAIN
Neil Sperry’s Complete guide to Texas gardening Sperry, Neil 635.09764 SP37N MAIN
Perennial gardens for Texas Ryan, Julie 635.9 R955 MAIN
Adventures in Texas gardening Scheick, William J. Z TA475.8 SCH25ad TXD
Beautiful, tough, and Texan : let your landscape shine with Texas superstars Texas Department of Agriculture A900.8 B385 TXD
Blood oranges : colonialism and agriculture in the South Texas borderlands  Bowman, Timothy Paul Z TA475.8 B684BL TXD
Butterflies and how to attract them to your garden Damude, Noreen. P400.5 B982 94/06 TXD
Butterfly gardening for Texas Ajilvsgi, Geyata Z TA475.8 AJ51bu TXD
Cheryl Hazeltine’s central Texas gardener Hazeltine, Cheryl Z TA475.8 H338ch TXD
Designing a wildscape Foss, Diana P400.5 D46 1997 TXD
Doug Welsh’s Texas garden almanac Welsh, Douglas F. Z TA475.8 D744we 2011 TXD
Easy edibles : how to grow and enjoy fresh food Barrett, Judy Z TA475.8 B275ea TXD
Easy gardening, planning McCraw, Dean Z TA245.7 L47 NO.1576 TXD
Farm workers and the churches : the movement in California and Texas Watt, Alan J. Z TA475.8 W34fa TXD
Go Texan spotlights Texas superstars : scene-stealing landscape plants born to thrive in Texas  Texas. Department of Agriculture A900.8 G534 TXD
Growing good things to eat in Texas : profiles of organic farmers and ranchers across the state Walker, Pamela Z TA475.8 W153gr TXD
Heirloom gardening in the South : yesterday’s plants for today’s gardens Welch, William C. Z TA475.8 W446he TXD
Landscaping with edible plants in Texas : design and cultivation Beesley, Cheryl Z TA475.8 B392La TXD
Perennial garden color Welch, William C. Z TA475.8 W446pe 2013 TXD
Texas gardening the natural way : the complete handbook Garrett, Howard Z UA380.8 G192te 2016 TXD
Texas roots : agriculture and rural life before the Civil War Jones, C. Allan. Z TA475.8 J712TE TXD
Texas wildscapes : gardening for wildlife : the Texas A&M nature guides edition Bender, Kelly Conrad Z TA475.8 B432wi TXD
What makes heirloom plants so great? : old-fashioned treasures to grow, eat, and admire Barrett, Judy Z TA475.8 B275wh TXD
Yes, you can grow roses Barrett, Judy Z TA475.8 B275ye TXD
Your vegetable garden : it’s only as good as the seed that you plant Texas. Department of Agriculture A900.8 Y88 1987 TXD
Attracting hummingbirds to your garden using native plants  – United States. Forest Service A 13.2:H 88/4 USD
Growing vegetables in the home garden  United States. Science and Education Administration A 1.77:202/3 USD
Indoor gardening : artificial lighting, terrariums, hanging baskets, and plant selection Cathey, Henry M A 1.77:220 USD
Minigardens for vegetables United States. Science and Education Administration. A 1.77:163/5 USD
Xeriscape landscaping : preventing pollution and using resources efficiently  United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water. EP 1.2:L 23/6 USD
Yearbook of agriculture: Gardening for Food and Fun United States. Department of Agriculture. A 1.10:977 USD
Yearbook of agriculture: The Face of Rural America United States. Department of Agriculture. A 1.10:976 USD

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