Sustainable Gardening for Florida Tells us how to manage our gardens, yards, landscapes, and water with the least possible adverse impacts on the environment. It explains why sustainability is important in a crowded world, and how we can use basic ecological principles to live with, not against, nature.
Creating a Forest Garden: Working with Nature to Grow Edible Crops Offering inspiration for all gardeners, this book features beautiful color photographs and illustrations throughout, and is divided into two parts. Part One looks at why and how to grow particular crops and how to look after them for maximum health. Part Two features more than 100 perennial edibl…amazon.com
Bug-Free Organic Gardening: Controlling Pest Insects without Chemicals Put down those harmful sprays and learn natural pest control! Are you sick and tired of pesky insects in your garden? Do you want to stay away from pesticides and harmful poisons that could be hazardous to your health and your garden? If you answered yes to both of those questions, Bug-Free Organ
Florida’s Edible Wild Plants: A Guide to Collecting and Cooking “Peggy Lantz’s new book combines decades of real-life experience with the heartfelt passion of a true plant lover. Easy to read and hard to put down, Florida’s Edible Wild Plantscombines homespun anecdotes with practical botany and hands-on recipes to offer readers a dynam
Create Your Own Florida Food Forest If you’ve been fighting with your Florida garden, you’re doing it wrong! Florida wants to be covered in forest, not grass and annuals. Picture yourself strolling through a lush and tame jungle loaded with sweet fruit, vegetab
A Gardener’s Guide to Florida’s Native Plants 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). Written for both the beginner a
Native Florida Plants: Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening 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 sea…amazon.com
Florida Landscape Plants: Native and Exotic Praise for previous editions: “A must-have guide.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel “A godsend to new gardeners…. This one is worth having.” —Naples Daily News “Indispensible for both novice and experienced gardeners.”
Florida Landscape Plants has been the standard plant-identification manual in Florida for students, nurseries, homeowners, and visitors for over 30 years, providing information for over 400 landscaping plants for North, Central, and Southern Florida!
An entire page is devoted to each plant, accompanied by an illustration and detailed description for identification purposes. The common and botanical names are given followed by detailed information on growth habit, foliage, flowers and fruits, landscape uses, habitat, light and soil requirements, salt tolerance, culture, propagation, and pest control. The authors, realizing that most plant enthusiasts and home gardeners are not trained botanists, have kept technical expressions to a minimum and have provided a glossary to explain essential scientific phrases.