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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.
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Overview

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.
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Miami Herald
Native Florida Plants by Haehle and Brookwell updates the list of native plant nuseries in addition to adding a number of new plant profiles not included in the 1999 edition. And it includes the family names of plants in an additional appendix, making the book useful as a text. Add to your Florida collection.
— Georgia Tasker
Gainesville Sun
Haehle and Brookwell detail plants that are successful in the diverse climates throughout Florida.
Florida Times-Union
Page after page of plant pictures and information making identification muche asier.
Florida Times - Union
Page after page of plant pictures and information.
— Wern, Becky
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A handy manual for newcomers to Florida whether new homeowners or tourists.
Miami Herald - Georgia Tasker
Native Florida Plants by Haehle and Brookwell updates the list of native plant nuseries in addition to adding a number of new plant profiles not included in the 1999 edition. And it includes the family names of plants in an additional appendix, making the book useful as a text. Add to your Florida collection.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub
As in the first edition, Brookwell's beautiful photography helps novices with plant identification and the easy-to-read format gives quick information on plant characteristics and growing conditions.
Georgia Times-Union - Becky Wern
Page after page of plant pictures and information.
Florida Times - Union - Becky Wern
Page after page of plant pictures and information.
Talahassee Democrat
Especially aimed at those who want to turn their outdoor space into a landscape for wildlife and native plants.
Naples Daily News - Harriet Howard Heithaus
"a good encyclopedia of Florida natives, with large detailed photographs...It's worth having on your shelf."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589790513
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 262,943
  • Product dimensions: 7.16 (w) x 10.17 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert G. Haehle is a horticulture consultant and gardening writer. He was the radio host of "Garden Line". He has written numerous columns and articles for Southern Living, South Florida Home & Garden, Florida Nuseryman, and many others. Joan Brookwell has worked for 10 years at the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale as the home and garden editor. She is currently a freelance writer and photographer living in Fort Lauderdale.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements V
Acknowledgements for the Revised Edition VII
Introduction 1
Plant Communities 7
Florida's Climate 13
Culture 16
Creating a Native Garden 20
Water Gardens 25
The Seaside Garden 31
Wildflower Gardens and Grassy Meadows 36
Welcoming Wildlife 41
Bring in the Butterflies 46
Not-so-Nice Natives 52
Plant Profiles 59
Palms 61
Large Trees 71
Small Trees 106
Shrubs 183
Wildflowers 244
Vines 302
Grasses 316
Ferns 327
Aquatics 338
Additional Profiles 348
Plant Families 382
Florida Native Nurseries 386
Bibliography 391
Index 393
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  • Posted June 9, 2012

    A "must" have reference book for anyone living in Florida who wants to plant anything in their yard.

    Florida gardens and yards have very specific wants and needs. A lot of plants that grow well in other areas of the country simply will not do well here, especially in South Florida. Many will die or do so poorly, you will decide to rip it out. We have hot summers (which lasts about 10 months), and mild winters. Just to be even more difficult, every few years, we get hit with really cold winter days (by Florida and orange tree standards). We have lots of rain, interrupted by severe droughts. Dont't forget to factor in the occasional hurricane. Consequently, this book is a goldmine on the plants, trees, bushes, etc., that not only do well, but thrive here because they are native to Florida. I have been reading Robert Haehle's and Joan Brookwell's gardening columns in our local newspapers for years. They have never given anything but good advice and guidance for gardening and planting questions. I highly recommend this book for your reference library.

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