Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening
Author: Robert G. Haehle,Joan Brookwell
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
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.
A Unique Guide to Planning, Planting, and Making Your Subtropical Garden Grow
Author: Harold Songdahl,Coralee Leon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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.
Author: Dan Walton,Laurel Schiller
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
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.
Author: Blythe Camenson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Business & Economics
Presents information on job opportunities, salaries, and working conditions for people who want to work with plants.
Exclusive of Florida and the Immediate Gulf Coast
Author: Harrison L. Flint,Jenny M. Lyverse
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Now in its second edition, this book remains the core reference on landscape design in eastern North America-intelligently organized for maximum planning efficiency. Enhanced with up-to-date coverage of additional shrubs, trees, and their cultivars, as well as expanded listings of plants classified by characteristics, Landscape Plants for Eastern North America continues to provide all the information necessary for landscape designing in the region. This complete guide provides a concise description of each plant species' function, adaptability, seasonal interest, growth rate, common problems maintenance, cultivars, and related species, along with more than 1000 high-quality scale drawings and hundreds of photographs. And Dr. Flint's book goes beyond many works on landscape plants because of its unique focus on the landscape design process; with cross-referencing in more than two dozen categories based on such design criteria as size, site requirements, and soil prerequisites, readers will easily be able to determine which plants are appropriate to their needs. Throughout the book, a variety of illustrations provide quick reference on a range of important considerations. A full-color map represents the hardiness zones of the eastern region, and bar graphs indicate such adaptability considerations as light, wind, soil moisture, and pH requirements. For each primary species, a seasonal clock furnishes a straightforward visual delineation of the duration and intensity of color throughout the year. Encompassing plant life from herbaceous ground covers to large trees, this is a most comprehensive, easy-to-use resource for anyone involved in landscaping in eastern North America.
Author: Rose Arny
Category: American literature
All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant & Maintain a Florida Garden
Author: Tom MacCubbin,Georgia B. Tasker,Robert Bowden,Joe Lamp'l
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.
Low Maintenance Native Grasses for Gardeners Everywhere
Author: Stevie Daniels,Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Readers learn how to choose, buy, plant, and care for a wide variety of grasses in this unique guide, which includes region-specific instructions based on native terrain and climate conditions. Original.
Author: H. Peter Loewer
Many of the most beloved garden plants are actually native to the U.S., and the Southeast has a rich diversity of species perfectly adaptable to a variety of garden settings. The trend towards using native plants in the garden has been consistently growing for a number of years and shows no signs of slowing down. Once limited to small specialty nurseries, native perennials are now readily available and can be found in garden centers throughout the Southeast. Not only are they beautiful, they are tough. Because they are naturally compatible with the climate and soil conditions of the region, they are low maintenance, pest resistant, and drought tolerant. This means they will perform well without time-consuming maintenance requirements and do not need pesticides and other chemicals to thrive. Today gardeners are finding the many wonderful qualities of native perennials make them perfect for use in the home landscape.
Author: Ginny Stibolt
"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!
Memories of a Catholic Priest
Author: Fachtna Joseph Harte
Category: Biography & Autobiography
For Monsignor Fachtna Joseph Harte, walking with Christ every day of the year was a privilege that was unrivalled. In this memoir, he narrates his journey to priesthoodfrom answering the call, to walking the roads with the Lord, proclaiming His kingdom, listening to Him in ones heart, and going among His people with compassion and love. They Shall Bear You Up begins in the country parish of Kil?an, near Killala Co Mayo in the Diocese of Killala, where Harte knew from an early age he desired to serve the church. He discusses his family background, his upbringing, and his experiences of the Irish strife against the British. The story follows his schooling and his subsequent move to the United States, where he was called to begin a ministry of tourism in Orlando, Florida, holding the ?rst service in a hotel ballroom in 1975. He served in Orlando until his retirement October 31, 2007 .A testimony of faith, They Shall Bear You Up emphasizes that as human beings we are never alone and that for those who wish to carry out Gods will in their lives, nothing is impossible with God. Through many and varied stories, Harte shows that the priesthood is not for weaklings, but for men of strong faith who live close to the angels.
The Essential Green Guide
Author: Barbara W. Ellis
Publisher: UNC Press Books
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.
Author: Anna Lambertini,Eva Dewes
Category: Fassadenbegrünung - Stadtgrün - Bildband
Category: Landscape gardening
exclusive of Florida and the immediate Gulf Coast
Author: Harrison Leigh Flint,Jenny M. Lyverse
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
A thorough survey of all the information necessary for choosing plants for landscaping purposes in the eastern half of North America. Details what plant species and varieties are available, what their characteristics are, and how they suit particular climates. Includes line drawings of all species, diagrams of their environmental requirements and periods of bloom, plus many photos.
Author: David Squire,Inga-Brita Thiele
Author: Lynette L. Walther
No time? No space? No expertise? No problem. "Florida Gardening on the Go" reveals how easy it is to have a beautiful, bountiful garden, despite those limitations. Perfect for busy professionals, people with small yards, or snowbirds with a home occupied only part of the year.