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Gardening in South Texas

Gardening books & organizations for gardening in the San Antonio area.

Subject Guide

Links to the Library

Web Sites of Interest

Gardening Texas-style!

Advantages of Native Plants

     Gardening with plants native to Texas offers many advantages. Native plants tolerate our summer heat better than most, require less water, need less mowing, provide habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife, protect the soil and save money on fertilizer and pesticides.

     Also, as Lady Bird Johnson said, native plants "give us a sense of where we are in this great land of ours."

Favorite Native Plant Books

  Going (and Saving!) Green

      You can save money, time and the environment by making a few careful choices. These web sites can help.