• Gardening

Guide to Successful Gardening in Florida's Zone 9A

Author: Flagler County Master Gardeners
Publisher: Ocean Pub
ISBN: 9780982694091
Category: Gardening
Page: 168
View: 3864
For amateur and professional gardeners, this instructional book provides practical, time-tested guidance for having total success with lawns, gardens, orchards, and more in one of the most challenging environments, Florida's Zone 9A. Due to the region's soil conditions, temperature extremes, salinity, and water supply, it is very difficult to grow anything in this area, yet this guide features factual information to enable anyone, from the rank amateur gardener to experienced professionals, to successfully work with herbs, shrubs, trees and palms, and fruits and vegetables. Also included are sections that detail the differences between wanted and nuisance wildlife, planting charts by season, and a glossary.

    • Gardening

Vegetable Gardening in Florida

Author: James M. Stephens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813016740
Category: Gardening
Page: 135
View: 3251
"Jim Stephens knows his vegetables. Follow his advice and you will have a successful, fruitful, pest-free garden--whether it is in a pot on your deck or a quarter-acre out back."--Marina Blomberg, garden editor, Gainesville Sun With full-color photographs and detailed expert advice, this affordable paperback describes how to grow abundant vegetables and edible herbs in gardens anywhere in Florida. Whether you're planting spring peas and sweet corn or crisp cucumbers and the dill you need to can them, Jim Stephens offers clear explanations of useful gardening terms and practices and joins popular growing concepts with the expertise of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Combining his personal background with decades of experience as Florida Cooperative Extension Service vegetable specialist, Stephens explains · types of gardens (including hydroponic and organic), · site selection, · vegetable variety selection, · garden establishment and care, · soil fertilization and management, · climatic implications, · cultivation practices, and · harvesting and storing. He also addresses the challenge of pests and diseases and includes a detailed and illustrated description of all the major and minor crops usually grown in Florida. And he doesn't overlook the basic, practical advice: thin the turnips, Stephens says; keep your tools sharp and clean; don't use lawn fertilizer on those vegetables. His guide will be indispensable to county agents, school teachers, garden writers, and anyone who enjoys a juicy, homegrown tomato. James M. Stephens is professor of horticultural sciences at the University of Florida and State Extension vegetable specialist in charge of educational programs for home gardeners. He was a founder of Florida's Master Gardener program, the Florida Urban Gardening program, and the Organic Gardening Research and Education Center at the University of Florida. He is the author of more than 300 publications and articles and more than 200 radio and television talks on gardening

    • Gardening

Best Garden Color for Florida

Author: Pamela Crawford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780971222014
Category: Gardening
Page: 348
View: 763
"This book is a comprehensive reference guide to the best garden cocor for Florida. It is geared towards both beginners & experienced gardeners, with complete instructions for each plant. The book features over 600 photographs."

    • Plants

Push the Zone

The Good Guide to Growing Tropical Plants Beyond the Tropics
Author: David Goodman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789527065709
Category: Plants
Page: 188
View: 1461
David the Good shares his successes and failures in expanding plant ranges, and equips you with the knowledge you need to add a growing zone or two to your own backyard. Based on original research done in North Florida, PUSH THE ZONE is useful for northern gardeners wishing to grow tropical plants as well.

    • Gardening

Native Florida Plants

Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening
Author: Robert G. Haehle,Joan Brookwell
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 158979480X
Category: Gardening
Page: 360
View: 4170
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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The Complete Guide to Choosing, Growing, and Caring for Indoor Plants
Author: Lisa Eldred Steinkopf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1591866901
Category: Gardening
Page: 272
View: 3997
What's the best way to nurture your green thumb when you don't have a yard or space? Houseplants! When you want to raise plants but just don’t have the space, then it’s time to turn to houseplants! Houseplants is the definitive guide to the millions of varieties that houseplants come in, and the different levels of maintenance, care and know-how they all require. Now is your chance to dive into this pleasant, no-yard-required hobby without the questions of which potting mix to try, what the right level of light you’ll need, or how to shift your plants as seasons change. Houseplants profiles more than 150 different plants, and gives you the best techniques to raise them to be happy, green, and healthy. And as you watch them grow, you can stimulate your inner botanist with the included information on each plant’s Latin family, varieties, bloom period, mature height, and other scientific specs.

    • Gardening

Florida Landscape Plants

Native and Exotic
Author: John V. Watkins,Thomas J. Sheehan,Robert J. Black
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813060538
Category: Gardening
Page: 468
View: 8552
Praise for previous editions: “A must-have guide.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel “A godsend to new gardeners…. This one is worth having.”—Naples Daily News “Indispensible for both novice and experienced gardeners.”—Lakeland Ledger “The bible of Florida landscaping…listings for more than 400 plants containing excellent information about cultural and climatological requirements, seasons of maximum color, and best uses in Florida landscape.”—Cape Coral Breeze “One of the best housewarming gifts you could give to yourself or a friend new to Florida.”— Sarasota Herald-Tribune “This [book] has been the standard landscape plant manual in the lower South for nearly 30 years….Everything you need to easily identify and cultivate ornamental plants in Florida and the Gulf region.”—Florida Coastal Living “Everything [gardeners] need to successfully grow and use ornamental plants.”—Palatka Daily News The standard reference for Florida ornamental gardening is now in its third edition. For nearly four decades, Florida Landscape Plants has been the go-to manual for novices and experts alike. This timeless gardening book features detailed drawings of more than 400 plants, alongside invaluable information, such as proper propagation, soil and light requirements, hardiness, salt tolerance, pests, and landscape uses.

    • American literature

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 7019

    • Gardening

The Winter Harvest Handbook

Year-round Vegetable Production Using Deep-organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses
Author: Eliot Coleman
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603580816
Category: Gardening
Page: 247
View: 3931
Explains how to grow and harvest vegetables throughout the year in mobile plastic greenhouses that use little heat, covering topics such as greenhouse design and construction, soil preparation, weed control, pests, and summer and winter crops.

    • Gardening

Right Plant, Right Place

Over 1400 Plants for Every Situation in the Garden
Author: Nicola Ferguson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145160405X
Category: Gardening
Page: 368
View: 9702
The Indispensable Guide to the Successful Garden. Now comprehensively revised and updated: over 40% of plants are NEW entries; all photographs are NEW; includes more detailed and NEW information -- USDA hardiness zones, additional plants of interest, etc; and two completely NEW chapters. You will find more than 1,470 plants organized by: GROWING CONDITIONS Plants that will grow in: Shallow soils over chalk Acid soils Heavy clay soils Polluted atmosphere Windswept, seaside sites Dry soils in hot, sunny sites Damp and wet soils Dry shade Dense shade PURPOSE Plants that can be used for: Ground-cover Climbers Hedges Fillers for crevices in paving Growing in containers (trees, shrubs and climbers) APPEARANCE Plants with: Variegated leaves Gray, blue-gray or silver leaves Red, purple or bronze leaves Yellow or yellow-green leaves Decorative, green foliage Colourful autumn foliage Aromatic leaves Ornamental fruit Ornamental bark and twigs Flowers suitable for cutting and drying Fragrant flowers Winter flowers Green flowers 'Black' plants A long, continuous flowering period Each plant is illustrated with a full color photograph and accompanied by a detailed description of its size, flowering season, needs and care. Right Plant, Right Place compresses a shelf full of reference books and a pile of seed catalogs into a single comprehensive guide to plant selection.

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How to Garden

Author: John Cushnie
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781856264389
Category: Gardening
Page: 192
View: 3483
How do you plant your plants? How much water should they have? Why do gardeners make such a fuss about soil? How do you recognise a weed when you see one? Questions like these often baffle the beginner and are left unanswered by many gardening books. Assuming no prior knowledge on the part of his reader, John Cushnie explains such basics as planting, watering, staking and pruning. He provides inspirational ideas on adapting a garden to suit your needs, whether you have inherited an overgrown, neglected site or a brand new plot, and on creating different styles, from a scented garden to a patch of woodland. Lists of his favourite plants take the guesswork out of a visit to the garden centre.

    • Gardening

Pests and Diseases

Author: Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405348860
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
View: 9452
Simple steps to keeping your plants healthy, from the experts at the RHS, in ebook format Follow RHS know-how and show-how for identifying pests and diseases and keeping your garden looking great all year round with the minimum time and effort. Practical tips and step-by-steps will show you how to prevent pests and diseases from taking over your garden, from recognizing symptoms to curing and controlling problems. Get results, whether you�re a green-fingered guru or a gardening novice. For more step-by-step gardening advice, pick up other titles from this series.

    • Gardening

Sustainable Market Farming

Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres
Author: Pam Dawling
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925121
Category: Gardening
Page: 456
View: 1874
Growing for 100 - the complete year-round guide for the small-scale market grower.

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The Grumpy Gardener

An A to Z Guide from the Country's Most Irritable Green Thumb
Author: Steve Bender,The Editors of Southern Living
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
ISBN: 0848755502
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
View: 779
Definitive gardening advice - along with a story or two - for the novice or expert from one of the nation's most-trusted, and Grumpy, sources. Gardeners from across the country have turned to Southern Living Senior Garden Editor Steven Bender - known affectionately as "The Grumpy Gardener" - for his keen knowledge and gardening know-how with equal doses sarcasm and sidesplitting humor for nearly 35 years. Finally, the collected wit and wisdom of the magazine's most irreverent and beloved columnist can be found in a single A - Z volume, providing gardeners from coast-to-coast with his valuable tips for planting, troubleshooting, and growing flowers, vegetables, shrubs, trees and more, all delivered in his signature cantankerous style. Sidebars throughout the book - "Ask Grumpy" - help readers tackle common garden problems ("How do I get ride of little house ants?"), and readers from the past 35 years take part in the book when Grumpy shares his favorite reader's responses to some of his advice, his favorite rules for gardening, and Q & A's covering your favorite plants and flowers are all inside. Additionally, beautiful line-drawings and illustrations throughout make the book as beautiful to look at as well as entertaining to read. The Grumpy Gardener is sure to become the most trusted tool in your gardening shed!

    • Agriculture

The Peony

Author: John Eliot Coit
Publisher: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: 72
View: 8528

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Right Plant Right Place

Choosing the Perfect Plant for Every Location in Your Garden, with 120 Photographs
Author: Jackie Matthews
Publisher: Lorenz Books
ISBN: 9780754826903
Category: Gardening
Page: 64
View: 886
Putting a plant in the right location and soil will ensure that it has the best possible start and chance of long-term health. This book explains how to successfully match plants to the conditions in your garden. It covers the basics of ground preparation, sowing and planting, as well as offering tips on plant maintenance.

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Sunset Western Garden Book

Author: Sunset Books
Publisher: Sunset Books
ISBN: 9780376038517
Category: Gardening
Page: 624
View: 8176
This is the ultimate book for gardening in the West! Including a complete Plant Selection Guide (over 6,000 entries), Climate Zones, Western Plant Encyclopedia, Garden Dictionary, and much more, this is the definitive guide for the Western gardener.

    • Organic gardening

The New Organic Grower's Four-season Harvest

How to Harvest Fresh Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long
Author: Eliot Coleman
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780930031572
Category: Organic gardening
Page: 212
View: 2692
How to produce fresh, delicious, healthy good from your home garden year-round.

Managing Cover Crops Profitably (3rd Ed. )

Author: Andy Clark
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437903797
Page: 248
View: 3112
Cover crops slow erosion, improve soil, smother weeds, enhance nutrient and moisture availability, help control many pests and bring a host of other benefits to your farm. At the same time, they can reduce costs, increase profits and even create new sources of income. You¿ll reap dividends on your cover crop investments for years, since their benefits accumulate over the long term. This book will help you find which ones are right for you. Captures farmer and other research results from the past ten years. The authors verified the info. from the 2nd ed., added new results and updated farmer profiles and research data, and added 2 chap. Includes maps and charts, detailed narratives about individual cover crop species, and chap. about aspects of cover cropping.