November-December 2003

Edited by:
Dr. William C. Welch


Editorial Assistant:
Cynthia W. Mueller

HORTICULTURE UPDATE is designed as a source of information for County Extension Agents and Specialists to utilize in local news releases and as part of their educational programs across Texas, but will also appeal to gardeners and plant-lovers of all kinds, especially those interested in growing plants under the tough conditions of Texas and the Southern United States. Our information is oriented for Texas gardeners and Texas conditions.

Each issue includes a monthly checklist for suggested garden activities along with articles on gardening topics and profiles of plants especially suitable for Texas and the South. Another feature of the publication is information about forthcoming educational opportunities sponsored by Texas Cooperative Extension.

Dr. William C. Welch and Dr. Douglas F. Welsh, both Extension Horticulturists in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University, share editorial responsibilities for the newsletter. Articles from County Extension Agents (Horticulture), and Specialists in related disciplines are welcome and encouraged.




No, Virginia, Poinsettias Are Not Poisonous
From the Ecke Poinsettia Ranch

Live Christmas Trees
by Dr. William C. Welch

How to Care for Poinsettias at Home
From the Ecke Poinsettia Ranch

Garden Checklist for November-December 2003
By Dr. William C. Welch

Expanded Shale - A New Possibility for Amending Clay Soils
By Dr. Douglas F. Welsh

Bulbs in Containers
By Dr. William C. Welch

Larkspur (Delphinium grandiflorum)
By Dr. William C. Welch


Photographs by Cynthia W. Mueller
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