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.
All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant & Maintain a Florida Garden
Author: Tom MacCubbin,Georgia B. Tasker,Robert Bowden,Joe Lamp'l
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.
Author: Tom MacCubbin
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Full-color plant photos and complete growing instructions for the native plants of Florida.
Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers
Author: Tom MacCubbin,Georgia B. Tasker
Publisher: Garden Guides
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.
What to Do Each Month to Have A Beautiful Garden All Year
Author: Tom MacCubbin
A Low Maintenance, Environmentally Friendly, Personalized Approach
Author: Marlys Bell
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.
Author: Flagler County Master Gardeners
Publisher: Ocean Pub
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.
Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening
Author: Robert G. Haehle,Joan Brookwell
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
An excellent reference source for anyone interested in the Florida landscape.
Author: Edward Gilman
Publisher: Betrocks Information Systems
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.
Author: Felder Rushing
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
A practical how-to guide for personal and local organic farming.
Author: Ginny Stibolt,Melissa Contreras
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.
A Unique Guide to Planning, Planting, and Making Your Subtropical Garden Grow
Author: Harold Songdahl,Coralee Leon
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
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.
Author: Tom MacCubbin
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
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.
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
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.
Author: Ginny Stibolt,Marjorie Shropshire
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.
The Ultimate Guide to Gardening
Author: The Editors of Southern Living
Publisher: Southern Living
Author: Stan DeFreitas
Publisher: Taylor Publishing Company (TX)
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.
Including Southeast Canada
Author: Roger Holmes
Publisher: Creative Homeowner
Category: House & Home