COLLEGE STATION – “Heirloom Gardening in the South: Yesterday’s Plants for Today’s Gardens” has received a Silver Award of Achievement in the 2012 Garden Writers Association Media Awards.
Co-authors of the book are William C. Welch, Texas AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist in College Station, and Greg Grant, Stephen F. Austin Gardens outreach research associate at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. It was published by Texas A&M University Press.
“’Heirloom Gardening in the South’ is a comprehensive resource that also offers a captivating, personal encounter with two dedicated and passionate gardeners whose love of heritage gardening infuses the work from beginning to end,” according to the publisher.
The book, a new edition of a classic, will now vie for the Gold Award in the general readership book category, which will be announced at the garden writers’ annual meeting in Tucson, Ariz., Oct. 15.