Your Florida Guide to Shrubs: Selection, Establishment, and Maintenance / Edition 1

Your Florida Guide to Shrubs: Selection, Establishment, and Maintenance / Edition 1

by Edward Gilman, Robert J. Black
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813016738

ISBN-13: 9780813016733

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: University Press of Florida

"A must for every Floridian who wants to work with shrubs, from the experienced gardener to anyone who wants to get their hands dirty in the yard."--Edward Golden, horticultural consultant, Sarasota

No other book offers such colorful, complete, and reliable information about all aspects of the shrubs and small trees that thrive in the Florida landscape.

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"A must for every Floridian who wants to work with shrubs, from the experienced gardener to anyone who wants to get their hands dirty in the yard."--Edward Golden, horticultural consultant, Sarasota

No other book offers such colorful, complete, and reliable information about all aspects of the shrubs and small trees that thrive in the Florida landscape.
Writing for everyone from the homeowner with limited gardening skills to the landscape professional or property manager, this book guides the reader through the practical steps involved in selecting and maintaining appropriate and healthy shrubs for all landscape uses. The authors cover
· climatic and light requirements,
· environmental considerations,
· bed design and preparation,
· when to plant,
· plant size,
· when and how to water,
· mulching and pruning,
· maintaining shrubs without wasting natural resources.
 
In addition to discussing exotic shrubs, this book describes how to use the abundant Florida native plants that have been all but ignored by other landscape and gardening books. It also includes a zone hardiness map and an illustrated shrub selection guide.
The authors note that almost anyone can do a mediocre landscaping job with shrubs. By using this book, you make the decision to do a great job the right way! 

Edward F. Gilman and Robert J. Black, teachers in the field of environmental horticulture at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in Gainesville, have both written other gardening books. Edward F. Gilman develops educational materials and conducts programs for the nursery and landscape industries. Robert J. Black is the consumer horticultural specialist for the University of Florida.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813016733
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Edition description:
First
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 11.03(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1 Getting Started 2

Selecting and Planting Shrubs 4

Section 2 Shrub Selection Guide 30

Section 3 Establishing and Maintaining Shrubs 134

Appendix 1 Shrubs Suited for Hedging 163

Appendix 2 Shrubs Tolerant of Wet Soil 165

Appendix 3 Shrubs Tolerant of Drought 167

Appendix 4 Shrubs with Showy Flowers 169

Appendix 5 Shrubs Less than Six Feet Tall 171

Appendix 6 Shrubs Native to Florida 173

Appendix 7 Shrubs That Attract Wildlife 175

Appendix 8 Shrubs That Have High Salt Tolerance 177

Acknowledgments 179

References 181

Index 183

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