Friday, July 15, 2011


Gardeners have come a long way in their outlook about water, garden design, organics, and respect for wildlife. Because of these significant changes in gardening philosophy over the years, Cheryl Hazeltine, author of Cheryl Hazeltine's Central Texas Gardener had a lot of updating to do from the 1980 edition of the book.

In 1999, Cheryl Hazeltine and Barry Lovelace revamped the book, and Texas A&M Press published it as The New Central Texas Gardener. In fall 2010, TAMU Press released the expanded and updated resource, Cheryl Hazeltine's Central Texas Gardener.
The newest edition brings readers reliable information on what to grow and how to grow it, including the latest tips on organic methods, a few favorite recipes, and helpful websites. Containing a generous sprinkling of sidebars, bulleted lists, and special icons that quickly guide users to pertinent information, this must-have book has the know-how you need for gardening success throughout the heart of the Lone Star State.

Hazeltine recently appeared on PBS Austin television show “Central Texas Gardener” to discuss the significant changes in gardening philosophy since her first edition of the book in 1980. View the interview segment with CTG host, Tom Spencer here:

Read more about Cheryl Hazeltine's Central Texas Gardener (TAMU PRESS 2010) and order your own copy now!

Make sure to visit PBS Austin’s CTG blog for more information about Hazeltine’s interview and more gardening tips.