Native Florida Plants

Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

Author: Robert G. Haehle,Joan Brookwell

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 158979480X

Category: Gardening

Page: 360

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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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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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Natural Florida Landscaping

Author: Dan Walton,Laurel Schiller

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 1561643882

Category: Gardening

Page: 110

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As Florida is developed the native flora is often replaced with non-native plants. Wildlife habitat is reduced; water, fertilizer and pesticide usage increases; and the appearance of Florida is altered. But you can help reduce the damage being done to our ecosystems by viewing your yard as part of the natural system. This book will help you make a plan that will work for your yard and choose the native plants that will thrive there. You will have the joy of creating an aesthetically pleasing, life-supporting, and environmentally sensitive landscape. Methods for a small fruit and vegetable garden are also covered.
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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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Easy Lawns

Low Maintenance Native Grasses for Gardeners Everywhere

Author: Stevie Daniels,Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

ISBN: 9781889538129

Category: Gardening

Page: 111

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Readers learn how to choose, buy, plant, and care for a wide variety of grasses in this unique guide, which includes region-specific instructions based on native terrain and climate conditions. Original.
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Native Perennials for the Southeast

Author: H. Peter Loewer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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Many of the most beloved garden plants are actually native to the U.S., and the Southeast has a rich diversity of species perfectly adaptable to a variety of garden settings. The trend towards using native plants in the garden has been consistently growing for a number of years and shows no signs of slowing down. Once limited to small specialty nurseries, native perennials are now readily available and can be found in garden centers throughout the Southeast. Not only are they beautiful, they are tough. Because they are naturally compatible with the climate and soil conditions of the region, they are low maintenance, pest resistant, and drought tolerant. This means they will perform well without time-consuming maintenance requirements and do not need pesticides and other chemicals to thrive. Today gardeners are finding the many wonderful qualities of native perennials make them perfect for use in the home landscape.
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