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The Ozarks: The People, the Mountains, the Magic

Voyageur Press. 1996.

Combining nature and culture, this book explores the natural wonders and unique lifestyle that thrive in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and Missouri. Ten chapters and 78 color photos capture the beauty of the nation’s only heartland wilderness.

96 pages, soft cover, $26.95

Books by George Oxford Miller

Landscaping with Native Plants of Southern California Voyageur Press, 2008.

This definitive guide to Southern California’s native landscape plants describes how to colorscape your yard for year-round beauty, choose plants adapted to your design, and save money on maintenance and water utilities. In-depth profiles describe more than 300 species with color photos and planting guidelines.

192 pages, soft cover, $24.95

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Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas

Voyageur Press. 2013.

The second edition of this award winning book is updated with the latest native arrivals at nurseries across Texas. The book received the Texas Library Association’s “Best Resource Book of 2008” award. The revised edition covers more plants with a new format and more photos. It describes in detail how to landscape with more than 350 of Texas’ most ornamental native species.

192 pages, soft cover, $24.99

A Field Guide to Wildflowers, Trees, and Shrubs of Texas.

Lone Star Publishers. Revised Edition, 2003.

With more than 400 color photos and 650 species described, this identification guide does the job of three books. Accurate keys, drawings, and easily understood language make the book a snap to use by everyone.

347 pages, soft cover, $22.95

Texas Parks and Campgrounds

Lone Star Publishers. Fifth Edition, 2009.

A comprehensive guide for camping and recreation in Texas. The book has set the standard for guide books in Texas since 1983. This vacation guide describes in detail all the state, federal, municipal parks with campgrounds, as well as day-use and historical parks, and the unique features and recreation that make them noteworthy.

290 pages, soft cover, $19.95

The Texas Hill Country

Voyageur Press. 1991.

When Texans sing “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” they’re referring to the scenic Hill Country. With 65 color photos and ten chapters, this book describes the ranching tradition, natural wonders, and pioneer legacy of Texan’s favorite section of the Lone Star State.

96 pages, hardcover, $21.95

A Field Guide to Wildlife of Texas and the Southwest

Gulf Publishing. 1990.

Critically acclaimed by school teachers and nature lovers alike as entertaining as well as a great resource. Written in magazine style, this book covers 40 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates with descriptions of unique adaptations and cultural relationships to human.

40 color photographs, 260 pages, hardcover, $21.95.

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Wildflowers of Texas – iBook Field Guide

iTunes Book Store, 2020

[for Apple devices only]

With 1,070 pages, 2,500 expandable color photographs, and descriptions of more than 700 species, this is the most comprehensive field guide to Texas wildflowers ever published. Each detailed species description is fully interactive with 4–8 expandable photos and hyperlinks to similar species. The Table of Contents has scrollable thumbnails and the built-in iBook dictionary explains unfamiliar terms with a single click. Whether in the field, classroom, lab, or the comfort of your home, this fully interactive guidebook makes flower ID easier than it’s ever been. Click the adjacent cover to preview the iBook.

1,070 pages, 2,500 expandable, full-page photos, $9.95

Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest

Richly illustrated, this definitive guide describes more than 200 of the most ornamental and drought-tolerant native plants for landscaping in Arizona and New Mexico. Covering wildflowers, shrubs, trees, vines, cacti, and groundcovers, each plant profile lists the landscape range, water and light requirements, and flowering and fruiting times. Chapters on the ABCs of native plant landscaping, xeriscaping, and how to attract pollinators and birds will help home landscapers choose the optimum plants for their design, and where to plant them for the highest rate of success. Besides detailed plant descriptions, chapters include charts of seed and fruit plants for birds, nectar and host plants for butterflies, and colorscaping for year-around beautiful landscapes. Each plant descriptions includes photos with detailed close-ups that illustrate how each plant looks and can be used in landscape settings.

Voyageur Press, 2007. 192 pages, soft cover, $22.95

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Wildflowers of Arizona & New Mexico

This Pocket-Sized Quick Guide, describes 248 species of the most common wildflowers of Arizona and New Mexico. Each species includes a thumbnail-sized photo and brief description of the plant size, flower, and leaf shape and arrangement. The heavy-duty pages are spiral-bound and organized by flower color and size.

Adventure Press, 2020. $8.95; shipping $1.95

Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: Southwest 

Use drought-tolerant, low-maintenance native plants to turn our yard into, not just a showplace of three-season color, but also a life-sustaining habitat for the birds and insect pollinators displaced by our houses, businesses, and roads. Southwest birds, butterflies, and bees naturally forage over large areas and you can put your backyard oasis on their daily route. This beautifully illustrated guide describes over 100 of the most ornamental trees, shrubs, desert accents, and wildflowers with emphasis on nectar- and pollen-rich species that will keep the birds and pollinators coming back. Each plant profile lists the growing zone, and the water, sun, and temperature requirements. Charts list the blooming and fruiting times, and butterfly host plants so you can select plants that provide a year-around habitat.

Adventure Press, 2021. $22.95; shipping $3.95


Long-time environmental photojournalist, writer, and botanist, George Miller received a MS in botany and zoology from the University of Texas, Austin. As a journalist, he specializes in conservation issues, outdoor recreation, and native plant subjects, and has published with  New Mexico Magazine, Texas Highways, Living Bird, Wildlife Conservation, and in numerous newspapers across the nation. His book “Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas,” one of a three part series including the Southwest and Southern California, won the Texas Library Roundtable award for Best Reference Book.

Wildflower Quick Guide Series

248  species

Photos and plant descriptions

Pocket-sized, laminated guides

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