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

View: 707

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.

Florida Gardener's Resource

Author: Tom MacCubbin

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 9781591864677

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 1137

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.

A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants

Author: Rufino Osorio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813018522

Category: Gardening

Page: 345

View: 6798

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.

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

View: 1380

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.

Complete Guide to Florida Gardening

Author: Stan DeFreitas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780878335725

Category: Gardening

Page: 368

View: 8018

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.

Guide to Successful Gardening in Florida's Zone 9A

Author: Flagler County Master Gardeners

Publisher: Ocean Pub

ISBN: 9780982694091

Category: Gardening

Page: 168

View: 8760

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.

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: 727

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.

Container Gardens for Florida

Author: Pamela Crawford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780971222038

Category: Gardening

Page: 368

View: 3693

When author Pamela Crawford first started writing her newest book, she expected it to be short, about 100 pages or so. After all, she pondered, how many different ways can you arrange plants in a pot? But, as she began her research, the book grew into a major 368-page reference book with a companion DVD movie! Obviously, there was a lot more to container gardening than she had originally thought! This project was begun to accomplish three goals. Ms. Crawford's first goal was to push the limits of container design - take it farther than she had ever seen it done in Florida. To accomplish this formidable task, she hit the road, traveling to areas where she knew container design was quite advanced. She ended up researching this project in Manhattan, the Hamptons, Long Island, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Vancouver. Then, she searched Florida and spent time with experts who were doing great container work, like the staff at Universal Studios in Orlando and Sanchez and Maddux, landscape architects in Palm Beach. The designs shown in this book evolved from these experiences and illustrate a variety of styles of container gardening - from sleek, sophisticated interior containers (152-159) to country garden containers (pages 36-37).She spent time searching out the best suppliers for both plants and containers and brought many of their products to Florida to test them in the tough southern climate. Ms. Crawford and her assistants, Barbara Hadsell and Miguel Olivares, had fun testing over 10,000 plants and hundreds of containers in her gardens in Lake Worth. “We let our imaginations run wild with all these design ideas, plants, and spectacular pots. We are fortunate to have enough space to allow each container arrangement to grow to its maturity. This made it possible for us to report on its performance to you,” said Ms. Crawford.Her second goal was to develop a design system that is easy to understand for beginners. She shared that her first tries with gardening in containers produces a lot of problems as she learned how to design and plant containers from books. She bought book after book, and even after fallowing their instructions over and over again, most of the projects she attempted simply failed. It was at that point Ms. Crawford bought a video that taught her more in thirty minutes than she had learned in the previous ten years. At that moment, she knew that her book on container gardening had to have an accompanying DVD movie to make the learning process easy. She encourages her readers to “watch the DVD movie (sold separately) for thirty minutes and skim chapters 1, 2, and 15 in this book (include chapter 4 if you are ready to try a hanging basket). You will be ready to design and plant container gardens like the pros in no time at all!” The third goal of this book was to create a major reference work that people would keep for many years and refer to whenever they have a question about container gardening. So, Ms. Crawford made sure the book covered many different aspects of container gardening - like window boxes, wall pots, hanging baskets, diverse containers (for sun, salt, wind, shade, low water), planting and maintaining orchids, and how to use containers in the landscape. The book also covers many technical aspects of container gardening, like watering systems, soil, and fertilizer.The DVD movie is also a reference work. It covers container design basics plus three planting demos - a bowl, a hanging basket, and the planting and care of an orchid. Since the planting demos contain a lot of information, gardeners will benefit from re-watching them from time to time. The DVD movie is packaged in a box that fits right next to the book on a bookshelf.Researching this book opened up a whole new world to the author about the fun and satisfaction of container gardening. She comments that “I am so happy to share this great hobby with all of my Florida friends.”

Tough Plants for Florida Gardens

Author: Felder Rushing

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 9781591861201

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 9176

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.

The Art of South Florida Gardening

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

Author: Harold Songdahl,Coralee Leon

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 1561643939

Category: Gardening

Page: 243

View: 9520

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.

Month-By-Month Gardening in Florida

Author: Tom MacCubbin

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 9781591862352

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

View: 4624

Never garden alone! The Month-By-Month series is the perfect companion to take the guesswork out of gardening. With this book, you’ll know what to do each month to have gardening success all year. Written by authors in your state, the information is tailored to the issues that affect your garden the most.

Florida Gardening

The Newcomer's Survival Manual, How to Make a Great Lawn and Garden for Your Florida Home

Author: Monica M. Brandies

Publisher: B. B.Mackey Books

ISBN: 9781893443099

Category: Gardening

Page: 140

View: 9728

How to grow a wonderful garden in Florida. Newcomers need help, and here it is delivered with a smile by Monica Brandies. Chapters cover preparing for the move, avoiding costly mistakes, Florida plant material, exotic and plain flowers, shrubs, trees, vegetables, and fruits, container gardening in Florida, turning sand into rich soil with mulch and compost, eco-friendly plants, making good tree choices, and lawn grasses for Florida.

A Step-By-Step Guide to a Florida Native Yard

Author: Ginny Stibolt,Marjorie Shropshire

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813064635

Category: Gardening

Page: 121

View: 1179

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.

The New Southern Living Garden Book

The Ultimate Guide to Gardening

Author: The Editors of Southern Living

Publisher: Southern Living

ISBN: 9780848742980

Category: Gardening

Page: 768

View: 8095

An all-new revised and updated edition, The New Southern Living Garden Book is THE definitive source on gardening from the brand Southern gardeners have turned to for nearly 50 years. Completely redesigned and updated for the first time in 10 years, the new edition features over 1,700 beautiful color photographs and over 7,000 featured plants. Enhanced features include a monthly garden checklist, a Q&A section to tackle everyday problems, and garden design solutions, plus industry experts provide the hottest trends and tips combined with old-fashioned wisdom. From the new homeowner just starting out in gardening to the Master Class gardener, this book will be an essential resource.

Northeast Home Landscaping, 3rd edition

Including Southeast Canada

Author: Roger Holmes

Publisher: Creative Homeowner

ISBN: 1580116884

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 1612

Northeast Home Landscaping shows how to beautify 27 common landscape situations, such as front and back entries, walkways, borders, slopes, and patios. 54 design variations incorporate more than 200 of the best plants for the region. Readers also learn all they need to know to install the paths, fences, walls, arbors, and trellises that make up the designs. Step-by-step instructions show how to tackle each project. Plant descriptions also explain planting and care.