Florida Gardener's Handbook

All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant & Maintain a Florida Garden

Author: Tom MacCubbin,Georgia B. Tasker,Robert Bowden,Joe Lamp'l

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591865425

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

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The Florida Gardener’s Handbook has more than 300 proven plants, including tropical choices. Helpful icons highlight plant benefits and sun and shade requirements. Twelve months of when-to advice for each plant category help Florida gardeners keep their gardens growing. The authors address the challenges of Florida gardening with tropical and saltwater gardening information and garden how-tos for planting, pruning, watering, and much more. Full-color images for each plant and helpful illustrations and charts make this an easy-to-use resource for all Florida gardeners. This resource guide provides all the need-to-know information for Florida gardeners from leading Florida gardening experts.
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Florida Gardener's Resource

Author: Tom MacCubbin

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 9781591864677

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

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Florida Gardener's Resource is filled with essential information for successful Florida gardening from popular gardening experts. More than 300 plant selections in eleven gardening categories from annuals to tropicals. Monthly to-do calendars assist gardeners in the proper care and timing for everything from planting to watering. Includes water-wise plant selections and advice on gardening with less water.
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A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants

Author: Rufino Osorio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813018522

Category: Gardening

Page: 345

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Abundantly illustrated in full color, this guide provides detailed descriptions and methods of cultivation for 350 of Florida's most attractive and easily grown native plants, including ferns, wildflowers, shrubs, trees, vines, aquatics, and epiphytes (air plants). 359 color photos.
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Florida Getting Started Garden Guide

Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers

Author: Tom MacCubbin,Georgia B. Tasker

Publisher: Garden Guides

ISBN: 1591865468

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

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Full-color plant photos and complete growing instructions for the native plants of Florida.
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Florida Month-by-Month Gardening

What to Do Each Month to Have A Beautiful Garden All Year

Author: Tom MacCubbin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591866154

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

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Your guide to all types of gardening in the Sunshine State. Written by beloved Florida gardening expert Tom MacCubbin, Florida Month-by-Month Gardening is the perfect companion book to our Florida Getting Started Garden Guide. Inside, MacCubbin presents a foolproof monthly breakdown of exactly what you should plant in Florida's peninsular climate, exactly when you should plant it for the best seasonal success, and exactly how to take care of it. From annuals to vegetables, lawns, trees, and perennials, this book is as straightforward as it gets: simply look up any given month and you'll find a complete gardening guide for every plant category, with advice for planning, planting, care, watering, fertilizing, and overcoming problems typically encountered by Florida gardeners during that time of year. Of course, like our other gardening guides, Florida Month-by-Month Gardening is fully illustrated with gorgeously colored "here's how" step-by-step and plant photography. So whether you're hoping for violets in Tallahassee, planting a Simpson's stopper in Orlando, or simply wondering where (or when) to start, Florida Month-by-Month Gardening helps you take your first steps toward mastering the Florida gardening landscape. For our full introduction to gardening in Florida, we also recommend companion books Florida Getting Started Garden Guide and Florida Fruit & Vegetable Gardening.
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Complete Guide to Florida Gardening

Author: Stan DeFreitas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780878335725

Category: Gardening

Page: 368

View: 407

The first new edition in ten years of the bible of Florida gardening. Addressing the needs of gardening novices, seasoned hobbyists, and horticultural professionals alike, the author once again created a reference book that no Florida gardner should be without.
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Best Garden Color for Florida

Author: Pamela Crawford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780971222014

Category: Gardening

Page: 348

View: 5290

"This book is a comprehensive reference guide to the best garden cocor for Florida. It is geared towards both beginners & experienced gardeners, with complete instructions for each plant. The book features over 600 photographs."
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Florida Top 10 Garden Guide

The 10 Best Palms, 10 Best Vines--the 10 Best of Everything You Need - The Plants Most Likely to Thrive in Your Garden - Your Most Important Tasks in the Garden Each Season

Author: Robert E. Bowden

Publisher: Oxmoor House

ISBN: 9780376031822

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 9831

A user-friendly guide for gardeners in the Sunshine State focuses on a wide variety of the best trees, shrubs, vines, flowers, and other plants that are suitable for the climatic zones and seasonal conditions of Florida, along with tips on how to design and cultivate a beautiful garden in the region and a calendar of tasks for each season. Original.
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Native Florida Plants

Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

Author: Robert G. Haehle,Joan Brookwell

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 158979480X

Category: Gardening

Page: 360

View: 9886

Many counties in Florida now require that new commercial landscapes contain a percentage of native plants. Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.
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Guide to Successful Gardening in Florida's Zone 9A

Author: Flagler County Master Gardeners

Publisher: Ocean Pub

ISBN: 9780982694091

Category: Gardening

Page: 168

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For amateur and professional gardeners, this instructional book provides practical, time-tested guidance for having total success with lawns, gardens, orchards, and more in one of the most challenging environments, Florida's Zone 9A. Due to the region's soil conditions, temperature extremes, salinity, and water supply, it is very difficult to grow anything in this area, yet this guide features factual information to enable anyone, from the rank amateur gardener to experienced professionals, to successfully work with herbs, shrubs, trees and palms, and fruits and vegetables. Also included are sections that detail the differences between wanted and nuisance wildlife, planting charts by season, and a glossary.
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The Art of South Florida Gardening

A Unique Guide to Planning, Planting, and Making Your Subtropical Garden Grow

Author: Harold Songdahl,Coralee Leon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 156164823X

Category: Gardening

Page: 260

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Gardeners from Key West to Lake Okeechobee and on up the coasts know that gardening advice for the rest of the country just doesn't apply here. South Florida is unique, and The Art of South Florida Gardening is uniquely intended for South Florida gardeners, who have depended on the solid advice in this book since the first edition came out more than a decade ago. Now it has been updated with more helpful facts, tips, and advice for the conservation-conscious gardener of the 21st century, while maintaining the practical, easygoing attitude South Florida gardeners have found so comforting over the years. This book still makes gardening in South Florida inviting and fun, whether you are an old hand or have just moved here and even if you have never before considered getting your hands dirty. Harold's warm, wise voice is always encouraging and enthusiastic, and Coralee's lively engaging prose will have you reading as much for pleasure as for its valuable information.
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Betrocks Florida Plant Guide

Author: Edward Gilman

Publisher: Betrocks Information Systems

ISBN: 9780962976148

Category: Nature

Page: 163

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An excellent reference source for anyone interested in the Florida landscape.
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Tough Plants for Florida Gardens

Author: Felder Rushing

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 9781591861201

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

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Tough Plants for Florida Gardens includes over 180 of the toughest plants for Florida gardens, including annuals, perennials, shrubs and small trees, ornamental vines, and grasses. Each featured plant is noted for its ability to thrive with minimal care. Many of the selections can withstand drought, poor soils, and minimal (or no) pruning, while providing beauty and charm in the Florida landscape.
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Your Florida Guide to Shrubs

Selection, Establishment, and Maintenance

Author: Edward F. Gilman,Robert John Black,Sydney Park Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813042442

Category: Gardening

Page: 193

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"Written for everyone from the homeowner with limited gardening skills to the landscape professional or property manager, this photo-filled guide has been updated with valuable new information about all aspects of selecting, growing, and maintaining the shrubs and small trees that thrive in Florida."--Provided by publisher.
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Florida Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

Plant, Grow, and Harvest the Best Edibles

Author: Robert Bowden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591869056

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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Plant, grow, and harvest the best edibles for your garden! Florida Fruit & Vegetable Gardening is an easy-to-use guide to growing edibles in the Sunshine State. Full-color images illustrate the more than 25 fruits and berries featured, and there are also more than 35 recommendations for the best vegetables to grow in this sometimes challenging climate. Helpful growing tips, icons, charts, and maps assist gardeners in planting the right edibles for their exact Florida location. This is the perfect book for longtime Florida gardeners as well as newcomers to the state with its enviable twelve-month growing season. This updated edition of the original Guide to Florida Fruit & Vegetable Gardening (Cool Springs Press, 2010) includes new specimens and cultivars as well as updated information on the outbreak of citrus greening disease that has ravaged orange groves throughout the state, with recommendations on safe practices gardeners should follow. Make your garden healthy and happy with tips from expert gardener and horticulturalist Robert Bowden.
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The edible landscape

Author: Tom MacCubbin

Publisher: Charles B Mc Fadden Inc

ISBN: 9781883114084

Category: Gardening

Page: 303

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Florida's Best Fruiting Plants

Author: Charles R. Boning

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 1561643726

Category: Gardening

Page: 232

View: 8752

A comprehensive guide to fruit-bearing plants that thrive in the Florida environment. Discusses exotics and native species, familiar plants and dozens of rare and obscure plants.
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A Step-By-Step Guide to a Florida Native Yard

Author: Ginny Stibolt,Marjorie Shropshire

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813064635

Category: Gardening

Page: 121

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More and more Florida residents are deciding to replace highly fertilized, over-watered, pesticide-dependent lawns with native plants. They want to reduce their carbon footprints; save time, water, and money; and attract birds and butterflies. But where to begin? This illustrated guide will help you create new outdoor spaces that are both sustainable and beautiful. Taking the common ⅓-acre lot as an example, Ginny Stibolt and Marjorie Shropshire provide a sample layout for a basic native plant landscape. They use a grid system that allows gardeners to work on their yards in small sections instead of trying to revamp the entire landscape at once. The grid system can also be reduced or expanded for yards of varying size. By breaking down the process into individual steps, creating a Florida garden is achievable for beginners and experts alike. The first step is assessing your property and choosing which plants to keep and which to remove. Then, design your landscape to soak up more stormwater through the use of rain barrels, rain gardens, or ponds. The next steps involve planting trees, understory plants, and installing butterfly gardens. There are additional instructions for building wild areas into your landscape to provide habitat for birds and pollinators; creating a flexible outdoor "room" perfect for your family's needs today and into the future; and using plants to cool the air, provide screening for privacy, buffer incoming winds, and reduce noise. By following these methods, anyone can convert all or part of their yard into a more natural area without using pesticides or artificial fertilizers, which will save money, reduce pollution, and help support wildlife. Complete with detailed diagrams, a timeline for growth and maintenance, and lists of suggested plants for each step, this guide will help readers set up an environmentally friendly habitat and give them the time and peace of mind to enjoy it.
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