The Book: Wildflowers of Texas, by Michael Eason
The Blurb: In Wildflowers of Texas, Michael Eason describes and illustrates more than 1,100 species commonly encountered in the beloved Lone Star State. This comprehensive guide includes perennials, annuals, and bulbs, both native and naturalized, and is organized by flower color and flower family. Introductory information includes the diverse eco-regions of the Texas climate, an explanation of the plant parts, and information on plant names. Species profiles include color photographs, identification tips, and habitat descriptions.
The Blabber: Once, long ago, I married a fella who knew much about seed and native grasses. This combined with my love of bright, waving flowers has inspired me to spend uncountable hours in the flowerbeds around my house and uncountable dollars on books and magazines. While wisely not wholly focused on the High Plains (or Southern Shortgrass Prairie as Mr. Eason informs us), Wildflowers of Texas does give a fair education of wildflowers on the High Plains, something sorely lacking in my library. Packed with beautiful photography and dense with plant information, Wildflowers of Texas is useful to both professional and amateur gardeners alike.
The Behest: I received this book free from NetGALLEY. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”