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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.
|Publisher:||Taylor Trade Publishing|
|Edition description:||Revised Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.16(w) x 10.17(h) x 0.83(d)|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.