SCMGA Library

If you haven’t heard about the Somervell County Master Gardener Association library, it must be the best kept secret in town.  It is waiting for you to come in and browse all the wonderful reading material on plants, trees, wildflowers, landscaping, etc.

Our library is a treasure of how-to books, encyclopedias for the beginner, and books on problem-solving for those with questions.  To find our library, come to the Texas AgriLife Extension Service building located at 1405 Texas Drive in Glen Rose and ask to browse through our collections.

You will find books on annuals and perennials, growing bulbs, roses, organic gardening, as well as vegetable and herb gardening and composting.  Also, look for books on native and adaptive plants, such as Jill Nokes book, “How to Grow Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest” along with “Landscaping with Native Texas Plants” by Sally Wasowski and Julie Ryan.

Additionally, you will find pamphlets published by the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and The Native Plant Society of Texas.  Further, there are some back issues of Texas Gardener, and a few compact disks.

Now that the best kept secret is out, you are welcome to use the library material in the meeting room at the Extension Office at your convenience.  So don’t pass up this opportunity … ITS FREE  !!!

Here is our current Library List.


All About Geraniums by Peggy Shultz

Annuals and Perennials by Southern Living

Backyard Composting

The Backyard Naturalist by Craig Tufts

Basic Gardening Illustrated by Sunset

The Care and Feeding of Trees by Richard C. Murphy and William E. Meyer

The Encyclopedia of Natural Insect and Disease Control edited by Roger B. Yepser, Jr.

The Garden Problem Solver by Reader’s Digest

Growing and Propagating Wildflowers by Harry R. Phillips

Guide to Earth Kind Roses and the Earth Environmental Landscape Management System prepared by Claude Graves, Gaye Hammond, Steven George, Ph.D

How to Grow Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest by Jill Nokes

How to Grow and Use Bulbs by Sunset Books

Identifying Diseases of Vegetables published by Penn State

Iris for Every Garden by Sidney B. Mitchell

Landscaping for Privacy by Sunset

Landscaping with Native Texas Plants by Sally Wasowski and Julie Ryan

Lasagna Gardening

The Life Cycles of Butterflies by Judy Burris and Wayne Richards

Master Gardener Favorites- Plants for North Central Texas by Hood

County Master Gardeners

Native and Adaptive Landscape Plants by Texas Cooperative Extension Service, City of Austin

Neil Sperry’s Complete Guide to Texas Gardening by Neil Sperry

Non-native Plants of Southern Forests by the United States Department

of Agriculture Forest Service

Pruning Made Easy by Lewis Hill

The Rockwell’s Complete Book of Roses by F.F. Rockwell and Ester C. Grayson

Rodale’s All-New Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening by Rodale’s

Rodale’s Successful Organic Gardening – Trees, Shrubs and Vines by Rodale’s

The Rose Book by Maggie Oster

Soil Survey of Hood and Somervell Counties of Texas by U.S. Department

of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service

The Southern Kitchen Garden by William D. Adams and Thomas R. LeRoy

Successful Gardening

The Texas Flower Garden by Kathy Huber

Texas Wildflowers by Jan Reid

The Vegetable Book by Dr. Sam Cotner

The Vegetable and Herb Expert by Dr. D.G. Hessayon


Where Birds Live by Eve Sonneman

10,000 Garden Questions

Small Pamphlets

Ann and O.J. Weber Butterfly Garden Trail Guide by Ladybird Johnson

Wildflower Center

Butterflies and How to Attract Them to Your Garden by Texas Parks and

Wildlife Department Nongame and Urban Program

Garden Smart – Plant Wise

Ladybird Johnson Wildlife Center Brochure with Coupon

Texas Natives Ornamental Trees by the Native Plant Society of Texas

Miscellaneous M.G. Guides, Training Manuals, Minutes etc.

City of Austin Native and Adaptive Plant Guide

Earth Kind Rose Field Trial Garden Monthly Evaluation Folder

Favorite House Plants by Better Homes and Gardens

Guide to Earth Kind Roses

Junior Master Gardener Handbook with Worksheets

Junior Master Gardener Teacher/Leader Guide

Junior Master Gardener Wildlife Garden and Handbook

Recipes: Persimmons- My Christmas Tradition by Beverly Nord

Somervell County:

Master Gardener Bylaws and Agreements, Blank Activity Forms

Master Gardener Gardening Articles 2008-2009, Monthly Gardening Tips and


Master Gardener Minutes and Financial Documents 2001-2005

Master Gardener Minutes for 2006-2007

Master Gardener Minutes for 2008

Master Gardener Scrapbook

Master Gardener Training Material for 2009


Neil Sperry’s Gardens 2009

Texas Gardener, 2006-2009 (not consecutive)


Texas Smartscape (1)

Rainwater Harvesting (3)

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