Your Florida Guide to Perennials: Selection, Establishment, and Maintenance

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From old favorites to new varieties, successful perennial gardening begins with this book.

 

Whether you are just gaining an interest in perennials or have a long-time appreciation of them, this fourth book in the popular Your Florida Guide to . . . series will becomea valuable gardening resource. Perennials provide extended seasons of color that enhance any landscape. With Your Florida Guide to Perennials you will recognize old favorites ...

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Overview

From old favorites to new varieties, successful perennial gardening begins with this book.

 

Whether you are just gaining an interest in perennials or have a long-time appreciation of them, this fourth book in the popular Your Florida Guide to . . . series will becomea valuable gardening resource. Perennials provide extended seasons of color that enhance any landscape. With Your Florida Guide to Perennials you will recognize old favorites and be introduced to gorgeous new varieties to add to your garden’s plant palette.

Sydney Park Brown and Rick Schoellhorn combine 30 years horticulture experience, offering a variety of ways to select and enjoy perennials, such as fragrance, season of color, drought tolerance, shade tolerance, and wildlife attractants. They provide information not currently available to either consumers or industry professionals on perennial selection, use, and care. Over 250 perennials are featured in a user-friendly format that includes a plant identification color wheel, sidebars, and nearly 200 full-color photos for easy identification. Gingers, begonias, and salvias are given special treatment with pages devoted to these large and diverse plant groups. All the major climatic zones in Florida are covered along with success tips for each zone. Native species are noted.

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How does your Florida garden grow? With this guide in hand, the answer is, "Better."
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"A valuable gardening resource."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813029276
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 792,824
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Sydney Park Brown is an environmental horticulture agent for the UF/IFAS Extension Service. She has produced numerous educational videos, CD-ROM programs, and Extension publications. She also writes a gardening column for the Tampa Tribune. Brown is the recipient of the Florida Nurserymen and Growers Association Outstanding Horticultural Writer award.

 

Rick Schoellhorn is director of new products for Proven Winners, a brand of flowering plants. He was formerly with the University of Florida where he was an Extension floriculture specialist and associate professor in the Department of Environmental Horticulture.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction to perennials in Florida 1
2 Getting started : bed location, design, and preparation 7
3 The right perennial in the right place 15
3.1 How to garden with perennials 15
Color wheel 21
3.2 Perennial selection guide 24
USDA cold hardiness zone map 24
3.3 Perennials for special uses and conditions 96
4 Planting and establishing perennials 109
5 Maintaining your perennial garden 113
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