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: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 1610588185

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 1574

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.

Carolinas Gardener's Handbook

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

Author: Toby Bost,Bob Polomski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591865395

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 4204

Carolina Gardener's Handbook is filled with need-to-know information from popular Carolina gardening experts. Each expert includes his or her collective wisdom in this complete guide for Carolina gardeners. In addition to hundreds of proven plants, this resource has monthly to-do calendars for more than ten plant categories from annuals to vines. “When to” information assists gardeners with the proper care and timing for everything from planting to watering. Advice on gardening with less water addresses the challenges of gardening in the Carolinas.

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

View: 1289

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.

Texas Gardener's Handbook

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

Author: Dale Groom,Dan Gill,Steve Dobbs,James Fizzell,Joe Lamp'l,Joe White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591865433

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 6558

Texas Gardener’s Handbook is filled with need-to-know information from popular Texas gardening experts. Each includes his or her collective wisdom in a complete guide for Texas gardeners. In addition to hundreds of proven plants, this resource has monthly to-do calendars for each of more than ten plant categories, from annuals to vines. Full-color photos and expert advice assist gardeners with the proper care and timing for everything from planting to watering. Information on gardening with less water addresses the challenges of gardening in Texas.

The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast

Author: Ira Wallace

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604695730

Category: Gardening

Page: 216

View: 6633

Growing vegetables requires regionally specific information—what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are based on climate, weather, and first frost. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast tackles this need head on, with regionally specific growing information written by local gardening expert, Ira Wallace. This region includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Monthly planting guides show exactly what you can do in the garden from January through December. The skill sets go beyond the basics with tutorials on seed saving, worm bins, and more.

Chesapeake Gardening and Landscaping

The Essential Green Guide

Author: Barbara W. Ellis

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469620987

Category: Gardening

Page: 328

View: 7889

What if, one step at a time, we could make our gardens and landscapes more eco-friendly? Barbara W. Ellis's colorful, comprehensive guide shows homeowners, gardeners, garden designers, and landscapers how to do just that for the large and beautiful Chesapeake Bay watershed region. This area includes Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and part of West Virginia (translating to portions of USDA Zones 6, 7, and 8). Here, mid-Atlantic gardeners, from beginners to advanced, will find the essential tools for taking steps to make their gardens part of the solution through long-term planning and planting. The guide is built from the ground up around six simple but powerful principles that anyone can use: * Reduce lawn * Build plant diversity * Grow native plants * Manage water runoff * Welcome wildlife * Garden wisely Included are detailed instructions for assessing and designing your particular garden or landscape site; choosing and caring for trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, and flowers; and succeeding with such conditions as shade or poor soil. From rain gardens to woodland gardens, meadow gardens to wildlife gardens, and much more, this indispensable guide features more than 300 color photographs.

The Complete Guide to Growing Windowsill Plants

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: Donna Marie Murphy,Angela Williams Duea

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383460

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 1585

A windowsill is among the best possible places to put a plant âe" it provides ample sunlight, brightens the look of your home from the outside, and adds what amounts to a filter to the air coming in and out of your home. In winter, they can add a touch of color to an otherwise drab view, and in summer they thrive. But, not every plant grows well in these conditions âe" with as many as 40 percent of most houseplants according to Garden Guides not needing nearly that much sunlight. The selection of the right houseplants for your windowsill is a necessary step to ensuring they survive and thrive. This book will guide you through the steps needed to select the perfect plants for your windowsill and cultivate them to both fit in with your space and to survive the conditions, whether inside or outside. You will learn everything you need to know to effectively plant windowsill plants and improve how your home and your windows look to the world outside. You will learn, through a series of detailed charts, which plants are best suited to the cramped space of a windowsill and which ones will only give you problems. You will learn how much light each plant needs and how much water and food they need and whether you need to supplement natural provision of these resources. You will learn how to care for your plants while keeping away pests and animals that may eat the leaves or dig up the dirt. Top experts in gardening have been interviewed and their insights will help you learn what works and what doesnâe(tm)t work for your windowsill plants. From first planting, whether by seed or potted plant, you will have every resource you need to keep your windowsill plants alive and thriving in their new environment with this book. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

The Florida Gardener's Book of Lists

Author: Lois Trigg Chaplin,Monica Moran Brandies

Publisher: Taylor Pub

ISBN: 9780878339082

Category: Gardening

Page: 200

View: 1732

This definitive guide for gardeners includes inventive techniques for the planting and maintenance of Florida gardens, along with handy checklists for each season. Illustrations.

The Complete Guide to Working with Worms

Using the Gardener's Best Friend for Organic Gardening and Composting

Author: Wendy Vincent

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601385994

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 4217

Provides information on composting with earthworms, covering such topics as caring for a worm bin, harvesting, and growing worms and vermicompost for sale.