Native Plants in Landscaping, by Dr A. M. Powell & Shirley Powell
ISBN: 978-0-9657985-9-4 Paper Back
The only book on ornamental plants of Trans-Pecos Texas dedicated to the remarkably cold-hardy and arid-adapted native species of Trans-Pecos Texas. The potential of these trees, shrubs, succulents, cacti, and grasses for use in the landscape, both within and beyond the borders of their native habitats, has been only superficially tapped. Yuccas, Ceniza, Texas Mountain Laurel, and Salvias are already familiar to native plant enthusiasts. But hundreds of essentially unknown plants with ornamental potential await discovery, propagation, trial, establishment in the nursery trade. You will find them treated here.
About the Author
A highly respected scientist, Dr. A. Michael Powell is Professor of Biology and Herbarium Director-Curator at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, where, for more than 35 years, he has actively studied and contributed to the knowledge of Trans-Pecos native plants. His meticulous research is reflected in numerous articles in scientific journals. He has also written Trees and Shrubs of Trans-Pecos Texas.
Shirley Powell has done extensive field work in West Texas collecting seeds and plant specimens for taxonomy classes and