A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants / Edition 1

A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants / Edition 1

5.0 1
by Rufino Osorio
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813018528

ISBN-13: 9780813018522

Pub. Date: 06/01/2001

Publisher: University Press of Florida

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 and the experienced gardener, it includes basic garden concepts as they apply to native plants -- selection,

Overview

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 and the experienced gardener, it includes basic garden concepts as they apply to native plants -- selection, site preparation, pruning, propagation, weeding, and pest control. Rufino Osorio also demonstrates how native plants enhance any landscape or home garden layout and provides photos of horticultural landscape techniques using native plants.

The 359 exceptional color photographs, all taken by the author, present some of the most arresting images of Florida native plants ever to appear in print. A visual delight, the book reveals the beauty and horticultural potential of native plants to the general gardening public. Osorio offers a detailed discussion of where to view these plants in the wild and in cultivation as well as a chapter on Florida native plants on the Internet.

As a guide for the responsible gardener and as an attractive introductory identification manual for naturalists, hikers, campers, teachers, and bird watchers, A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants is the authoritative sourcebook on native plants of the Sunshine State.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813018522
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Edition description:
First
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction1
Site Assessment2
Site Preparation4
Obtaining Native Plants7
Planting the Garden9
Maintenance11
Propagation21
Counterfeit Natives32
Wildlife in the Garden35
Pests and Diseases39
Conservation43
The Plant Descriptions45
Ferns48
Short-lived Wildflowers58
Long-lived Wildflowers77
Grasses134
Palms143
Shrubs155
Conifers and Cycads219
Trees230
Vines279
Aquatic Plants295
Epiphytes305
Appendix 1Places to See Native Plants313
Appendix 2Florida Native Plants on the Internet319
Bibliography325
Index329

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book describes native Florida plants and what they need as far a space and conditions to grow. Each entry has a color illustration. The index lists the plant by common name as well as the scientific name. There are several sections in the front of the book that are helpful in determining where and how to obtain native plants and also explains the process of preparing your site for planting and maintaining the plants.