Synopses & Reviews
Take the guesswork out of picking the best plants for your Florida garden.
Do you ever wish you had a neighbor who could teach you about the best plants for your
backyard? Wouldn’t that be great? Well, guess what—you do! Authors Georgia B. Tasker and Tom MacCubbin are just like a couple of friendly next-door neighbors who share their years of experience to help you know which plants are the best for Florida gardens. Whether you’re a beginning gardener, new to Florida, or an old hand who’s looking for some new ideas, this is the book for you. Florida Getting Started Garden Guide
* More than 175 plant recommendations—chosen just for Florida gardeners for their ease of growing, maintenance, and the beauty they offer
* Every plant type—from flowers and tropicals to trees and shrubs, and everything in-between
* Design tips to help you add color and beauty to your garden
* Advice on planting, growing, and care (including pest control)
* A large color photograph of each plant so you can take this book with you when you shop! Before you buy another plant and cross your fingers hoping that it works in your garden, get your copy of Florida Getting Started Garden Guide. You’ll be glad you did.
Full-color plant photos and complete growing instructions for the native plants of Florida.
The Florida Getting Started Garden Guide features the state-specific plant palette unique to Florida. It also covers the gardening topics of most concern and importance to Florida gardeners, including tropicals and saltwater plants. By thoroughly freshening the content with an updated plant palette (many new profiles) and the most up-to-date advice in a new interior and cover design, we’ve made the essential content more appealing, even to consumers who own the previous edition.
Gardening experts Georgia Tasker and Tom MacCubbin offer foolproof advice on gardening within the diverse landscape of Florida. The Florida Getting Started Garden Guide features region-specific advice on planting, growing, and caring for more than 150 of Florida’s top ornamental and native plants. From flowers and grasses to trees and tropical plants, this step-by-step guide includes useful information for the novice and experienced gardener alike. With gorgeous full-color photos of each plant, this book will increase the enjoyment and satisfaction of any gardener hoping to learn about—and master—the natural environment of Florida.
About the Author
Tom MacCubbin graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in horticulture. He is currently an Extension urban horticulturalist in Orange County.Georgia Tasker is a Master Gardener and has earned a certificate in commerical tropical botany from Florida International University. Tasker is an avid orchid grower and photographer.Tom MacCubbin graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in horticulture. He is currently an Extension urban horticulturalist in Orange County.Georgia Tasker is a Master Gardener and has earned a certificate in commerical tropical botany from Florida International University. Tasker is an avid orchid grower and photographer.
Table of Contents
Gardening in Florida
How to Use This Book
USDA Hardiness Zone Map
Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, and Tubers
Meet the Authors