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: 7768

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.

Natural Florida Landscaping

Author: Dan Walton,Laurel Schiller

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 1561643882

Category: Gardening

Page: 110

View: 3539

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.

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: 8561

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.

Landscaping in Florida

A Photo Idea Book

Author: Mac Perry

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561640577

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

View: 2894

-- Irresistible ideas in a uniquely formatted book -- Lavishly illustrated with 200 photos, including 32 full-color photos -- Filled with ideas for entryways, patios, driveways, side yards, multipurpose areas, pools, walkways, and much more -- Directions for how to design your landscape, from ideas to working drawings to planting and maintenance -- Charts of plant materials for every area of Florida, condition of soil and sunlight, and purpose

Florida Getting Started Garden Guide

Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers

Author: Tom MacCubbin,Georgia B. Tasker

Publisher: Garden Guides

ISBN: 1591865468

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 6518

Full-color plant photos and complete growing instructions for the native plants of Florida.

A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants

Author: Rufino Osorio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813018522

Category: Gardening

Page: 345

View: 5737

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.

Native Plant Landscaping for Florida Wildlife

Author: Craig N. Huegel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813034942

Category: Gardening

Page: 285

View: 3845

Simple steps to bring birds and other wildlife into your yard "Native plant enthusiasts wishing to increase wildlife in their home landscapes will find this book filled with valuable information."--Richard P. Wunderlin, author of Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida "Huegel has combined personal passion with extensive experience in this well-written, easy-to-use guide for transforming our gardens into havens for wildlife. Conversational, entertaining, and helpful, no native plant enthusiast should be without it."--Gil Nelson, author of Florida's Best Native Landscape Plants Floridians share their state with a wide and unique array of wildlife. Unfortunately, commercially developed subdivisions and landscapes often do not provide welcoming habitats for the majority of the native fauna. Attract wildlife back to your yard with this clear, practical guide. Ecologist and consultant Craig Huegel draws on his considerable experience as both a gardener and a professional wildlife biologist to explain how anyone can easily create an attractive landscape plan that is also an inviting habitat for wild animals. He provides specific information on the wildlife value of approximately 150 native trees and shrubs and gives clear and precise direction on incorporating each into your garden. Featuring nearly 200 brilliant color photos, Huegel's guide will help you to identify and select the plants you need--no matter where you live in Florida. Whether you want to invite birds, deer, rabbits, frogs, turtles, or foxes, transforming your yard into a sustainable, wildlife-friendly environment won't require difficult or dramatic changes. Pick up this handy and inspiring book today and discover how easy it is to redevelop any landscape into an attractive habitat for wildlife.

The Art of Maintaining a Florida Native Landscape

Author: Ginny Stibolt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813061313

Category: Gardening

Page: 296

View: 8796

"Follow this professional gardening advice to end up with a balanced, attractive, easy-to-maintain Florida native garden. It is a gardening book to cherish."--Roger L. Hammer, author of Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies in Tropical Florida "Everything you need to know from just getting started to long-term development and maintenance of the native garden of your dreams."--Troy Springer, owner of Springer Environmental Services, Inc. "A great resource for learning some of the best approaches to gardening with natives."--Steven W. Woodmansee, CEO and biologist for Pro Native Consulting The standard dream home garden--the kind splashed across magazine covers--typically features emerald lawns and manicured flowerbeds. But most gardeners soon discover that those picture-perfect landscapes require hard work, persistent watering and fertilizing, and plenty of pesticides. As more homeowners free themselves from the shackles of regular lawn maintenance, they turn to native plants, which eventually start to look scruffy and scraggly. While there are plenty of guides for establishing a native landscape, there are few comprehensive resources for their maintenance. In this easy-to-read, practical, and honest approach to native plant landscaping, botanist and experienced gardener Ginny Stibolt shares techniques for living with a native landscape and personal lessons learned over the years. Dispelling the myth that native plants require no maintenance, she encourages readers with a simple upkeep schedule that is much more flexible than traditional suburban landscaping. She enumerates the many ecological rewards and covers the basics of gardening before delving into the removal of invasives and other unwanted plants, plant selection, planting methods, propagation, as well as the creation of manageable edges, meadows, groves, and wet sites. This is a must-read for novices and advanced gardeners alike. Stibolt's advice can be applied to small yards or large community properties. With just a little bit of effort and a reimagining of the ideal, gardeners can spend less time watering and weeding and more time enjoying their handiwork. And Mother Nature will thank them, too!

Tough Plants for Florida Gardens

Author: Felder Rushing

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 9781591861201

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 6613

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.

Betrocks Florida Plant Guide

Author: Edward Gilman

Publisher: Betrocks Information Systems

ISBN: 9780962976148

Category: Nature

Page: 163

View: 8053

An excellent reference source for anyone interested in the Florida landscape.

Native Florida Plants for Drought- And Salt-Tolerant Landscaping

Author: Richard Wunderlin,George R. Kish

Publisher: Pineapple PressInc

ISBN: 9781561645602

Category: Architecture

Page: 150

View: 5192

"Florida is known throughout the world for its beautiful beaches and coastal areas. Not surprisingly, the majority of Florida's population lives near the coast. Gardening in coastal and dry inland areas can be quite challenging. This book will introduce you to native plants that have adapted over time to nature's harshest conditions: heat, humidity, insects, storms, floods, freezes, frost, salt spray, and drought"--

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: 5776

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.

Landscaping for Florida's Wildlife

Re-creating Native Ecosystems in Your Yard

Author: Joseph M. Schaefer,George Walden Tanner,University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 92

View: 987

As the natural landscape becomes more humanized, the habitat for many wildlife species has been lost or degraded. In a clear, step-by-step format, this book tells how to create a wildlife-friendly landscape that takes into account both people and nature. The authors' theme--"put back what you don't need"--allows the gardener to reduce maintenance costs while providing a habitat that offers wildlife the essentials of food, cover, water, and space. *The book addresses such fundamental questions as which ecosystem is appropriate to a particular piece of property and how to determine which species use the property. *It discusses how to consider soils, drainage patterns, utility lines, adjacent land uses, and existing native vegetation. *It describes how to prepare a base map; add plant and non-plant elements such as birdhouses, burrows, and tree frog houses; and calculate the cost of materials. *It tells how to install, maintain, and evaluate the new yard. Throughout, helpful drawings, tables, and worksheets illustrate the procedures. Appendixes include an extensive list of native plants by ecosystem type, contacts with public agencies and private conservation organizations, lists of field guides and related books, and a table that shows which wildlife species use various ecosystems. Joe Schaefer is associate professor and George Tanner is professor of wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Florida. Both have written popular articles and books that apply scientific knowledge to conservation actions.

Florida Gardener's Resource

Author: Tom MacCubbin

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 9781591864677

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 3034

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.

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: 3386

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.

Snowbird Gardening

A Guide for South Florida's Winter Residents

Author: Chase Landre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982127919

Category: Gardening

Page: 152

View: 8500

Real answers to the unique challenges of gardening for South Florida snowbirds. Fun, fact-filled, easy guide to landscape success with part-time care. 193 full-color photos, 146 plant varieties.

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: 4493

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.

Native Florida Plants for Shady Landscapes

Author: Craig N. Huegel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813060590

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 575

“Shaded areas in gardens can be just as appealing as a sunny rose garden. Huegel takes the mystery out of how to use a palette of shade-tolerant Florida native plants to transform dim areas into a beautiful oasis. Follow his expert advice and you'll have it made in the shade.”—Roger L. Hammer, author of Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies in Tropical Florida “A volume of useful experience and information that is easy to read and inspiring to put into practice for a better use and enjoyment of shady gardens.”—Monica Moran Brandies, author ofShade Gardening for Florida “This book covers the many nuances of Florida's shade and helps readers select the best native plants for the shady spots in their landscapes.”—Ginny Stibolt, coauthor ofOrganic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida “Provides both a comprehensive examination and solutions to the intractable problem of gardening in the shade in Florida.”—Rufino Osorio, author ofA Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants Because of Florida's tropical and subtropical climate, it is especially important for the state's gardeners to incorporate areas that provide refuge from the heat and sun. Yet little is available about how to garden effectively for shade so that the end result is varied, attractive, and ecologically vibrant. Until now. Craig Huegel discusses the many variables and complexities of shade gardening in Florida. He explores options for canopy, shrubs, and the colorful annuals and perennials that can tolerate even the darkest of areas. The compendium of flora presented will surprise general gardeners and native plant enthusiasts alike.